To help introduce themselves to new audiences, and to clear up some misconceptions about their origins, The 1975 have launched an interview series.
Below, we're bringing you part one, where frontman Matthew Healy discusses the origins of the group's name, stylistic choices, fan misconceptions, and more.
Released last week via Vagrant/Interscope Records and produced by Mike Crossey, the group's debut album follows and shares several tracks (in re-recorded form) with their four EPs, which saw release throughout 2012 and 2013. The 1975 is available now on CD and 180 gram double vinyl from the band's site as well as digitally through iTunes.
The 1975 will embark on their second ever tour of North America this fall. Check out the dates below, and head to their site for a full list of upcoming international performances.
Oct 5 - Earmilk Festival - Woodbury, TN
Oct 8 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
Oct 9 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
Oct 10 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
Oct 11 - Black Cat - Washington, DC
Oct 12 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 13 - The Mod Club - Toronto, Canada
Oct 15 - A&R Music Bar - Columbus, OH
Oct 18 - Firebird - St. Louis, MO
Oct 19 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
Oct 20 - The Rave Bar - Milwaukee, WI
Oct 21 - Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
Oct 23 - Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
Oct 24 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 26 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
Oct 27 - VENUE - Vancouver, Canada
Oct 28 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
Oct 30 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Oct 31 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
Nov 1 - The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Nov 2 - Vinyl @ Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Nov 3 - Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA
Nov 4 - Club Congress - Tucson, AZ