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The 1975: I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 26 February 2016

WHILE THIS follow-up shares some of the annoying mannerisms that curdled one's enjoyment of The 1975's 2013 debut, it's ultimately a much more enjoyable and ...

Matt Healy's comments about Taylor Swift were not the words of a misogynist

Comment by Laura Barton, The Guardian, 18 March 2016

The 1975 singer attracted controversy by saying that dating Taylor Swift would be emasculating. It was me he was speaking to, and I saw an ...

The 1975: O2 Arena, London

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 16 December 2016

Matt Healy lounge-lizards across the stage as his band charm the first of two sellout O2 crowds with sharp-edged, irresistible songs. ...

How The 1975's Matty Healy Kicked Heroin and Took the Band to New Heights

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Billboard, 2 August 2018

The most ambitious pop-rock band of its generation nearly succumbed to Matty Healy's heroin addiction. Now clean, the flamboyant frontman is taking his group to ...

The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

Review by David Bennun, Metro, 27 November 2018

SOMETIMES YOU hear a record that feels like comfort in a diffuse and dissonant age, a warm, reassuring record that harks back to former certainties, ...

The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

Review by Maura Johnston, Rolling Stone, 4 December 2018

The UK band's latest cuts through our social media malaise with some highly emotional songs and a sound that replicates the sonic placelessness of the ...

The 1975: SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Live Review by Peter Ross, The Times, 14 January 2019

IN BLUE BOILER suit and red Converse, like some hipster Winston Smith, Matty Healy appeared more 1984 than 1975 as he took the Hydro stage. ...

Reading Festival: from Billie Eilish to Rina Sawayama, the kick-ass Barbies outshine the dull Kens

Review by Stephen Dalton, The Evening Standard, 28 August 2023

It still has its gender imbalance issues but the women on the bill this year were the ones not to miss. ...


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