The 1975’s Matty Healy says new music could arrive within the next year

The band's second album, released in February, debuted at Number One in the US and the UK

The 1975 frontman Matty Healy has teased new music, which he said could be shared within the next 12 months.

The Manchester four-piece released their second album ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’ in February and are currently touring the album in North America.

Healy told Billboard, “I’m always making an album,” adding, “I’m always confused by the language of bands who are ‘going to make a record’ or not being able to write on tour. I think that’s just something you do – whenever, wherever.”

Discussing the new album’s Number One debut in both the UK and the US, he said, “That’s quite an amazing statistic, really. We joined a handful of artists who have ever done that who are all kind of the biggest artists in the world, so it was amazing. I think it stands for our fans base being so hardcore. I think it stands for the Internet. I think it stands for lots of things, but we’re deeply humbled by it.”

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The band completed a fifteen-date, sold-out UK tour recently, and will appear at Reading and Leeds Festivals and at Glastonbury this summer.

Speaking to NME in January, Healy said, “the world needs this album” and criticised bands that lack ambition.

“If you don’t want your art to reach people, that negates you as an artist,” he said. “I hate that indie band bullshit of acting like you don’t care so you don’t get judged about being shit. That’s what indie is now. That fey sense of ‘we don’t care’. Well, don’t do it then. Fuck off and do something else.”