"Ur in boyzone mate. Ya not Cobain" says McClure in social media rant
The 1975 and Reverend & The Makers’ Jon McClure have sparked a Twitter row.
It all started when McClure started to poke fun at Matt Healy, lead singer of The 1975, on Twitter, which sparked a backlash from fans of the former camp.
A long string of twitter rants followed, with the situation seemingly exacerbated by fans of both camps jumping on board to air their views.
According to Gigwise, Healy – who was previously unaware of the resulting feud between McClure and 1975 fans – then then logged in to twitter to compare McClure to a “Carling advert from 2006”.
You can read the timeline of McClure’s tweets – and Healy’s response – below.
Matt Healy then waded in – after Twitter had erupted from fans on both sides getting involved – posting the following list of Twitter updates:
No seriously tho. We make music for NOW. You make music for Carling adverts in 2006. @Reverend_Makers
— matty (@Truman_Black) February 21, 2016
The British band release second album ‘I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’ later this month (February 26). It is the follow up to their 2013 debut ‘The 1975’.
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Frontman Matt Healy recently told NME he believes “the world needs” the band’s imminent new album.
The frontman admits that the ambitious nature of the band’s new album could prove a stumbling block but that he couldn’t have made the album any other way. “I’m challenging people to sit through an hour and 15 minutes and 17 songs that all sound completely different from each other,” he admits. “It’s quite an emotional investment. It’s art. It’s what I want to do. The world needs this album.”
The 1975 will embark on a UK tour next month. See those dates below.
London, O2 Academy Brixton (March 4, 7-9)
Manchester, O2 Apollo (March 12-15)
Glasgow, O2 Academy (March 17-19)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (March 22)