Group cover boy band for Radio 1's Live Lounge
The group recorded their own stripped-down rendition of the boyband’s debut single for a session on Radio 1’s Live Lounge with Fearne Cotton. The track was a Number One hit for One Direction in 2011 and has sold five million copies worldwide.
Yesterday (September 4), it was revealed that The 1975 are on course for Number One on the UK’s Official Albums Chart this Sunday (September 8) with their self-titled debut. They lead a trio of new albums currently in the Top Three, with Nine Inch Nails and Rizzle Kicks in second and third with their respective albums ‘Hesitation Marks’ and ‘The Roaring 20s’. The 1975 are currently outselling Nine Inch Nails by two copies to one.
Meanwhile, the One Direction film This Is Us opened in UK cinemas last week. In August, meanwhile, the film’s premiere generated 3.9 million tweets in just one evening. The figure of 3.6 million tweets was divided up between two million on the premiere itself, which saw the band attend a screening of the film in London’s Leicester Square, and a further 1.9 million tweets appearing on the hashtag #1DMoviePremiere, set up in conjunction with the event.
Director Morgan Spurlock recently spoke to NME about the film and insisted that the boy band shouldn’t be seen as the “murderers of music”. “I don’t think these guys are the murderers of music or the demons that have destroyed art,” he said. “They didn’t kill the radio star.” To read the full interview, visit NME.COM/blogs