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The 1975 take step into sustainable fashion as they repurpose old merchandise

The 1975 are taking a step into sustainable fashion after repurposing old merchandise in a bid to cut down on waste. The Manchester band, who recently teamed up with environmental activist Greta Thunberg, have printed over some of their oldest t-shirts with fresh logos relating to 'Notes On A Conditional Form' – their upcoming fourth album. Posting on Instagram, frontman Matty...

The most infuriating clashes at Reading & Leeds 2019

All the set times are out there for this year’s Reading & Leeds, meaning you can finally start fully planning your weekend. Of course, as with every year at the August bank holiday knees-up, the revealing of set times also brings the news of some pretty horrible clashes. As anyone who’s been to a festival before knows, it’s impossible to...

The 1975’s Matty Healy defies strict anti-LGBTQ laws as he kisses male fan in Dubai

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The 1975's Matty Healy kissed a male fan during a show in Dubai last night, defying strict anti-LGBTQ laws in the Arab state. As the band performed their first show in Dubai, Healy left the stage during 'Loving Someone' and kissed the male fan after he had asked the singer to marry him. Footage of the moment shows Healy inviting the...

Mark, My Words: Club NME is back, and I feel like a proud parent

The everyday heroism of music journalism so often goes under-appreciated. I’m not saying we’re exactly the same as doctors, fire-fighters, lifeguards and ambulance crews, but we probably deserve the same level of respect, appreciation and essential worker housing benefits, and maybe an annual televised medal ceremony involving one of the minor royals. You see, when we’re not selflessly going to...

The 1975 claim “big artists” didn’t want to work with climate activist Greta Thunberg

Matt Healy and Greta Thunberg
The 1975's singer Matt Healy and manager Jamie Oborne claim that climate activist Greta Thunberg was snubbed by a lot of other big artists. Read more: The 1975 and Greta Thunberg call for ‘civil disobedience’ against climate change in shock first taste of new album – read the full lyrics here Thunberg and Healy recently teamed up for the new climate change-related song...

The 1975’s Matty Healy shares details of a collaboration with Charli XCX

Matt Healy and Charli XCX
The 1975's Matty Healy has shared details of a new collaboration he has with Charli XCX. Read more: NME Big Read: A Brief Inquiry Into The 1975 In a series of tweets posted last night (August 10), Healy first proclaimed Charli XCX "a fucking force" because she wrote Pop 2 in a week, before adding that he had sent the...

Vintage guitars and retro skatewear: Matty Healy’s been sharing a few of his favourite things on the ‘gram

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What do you do when you're bored on tour and have run out of new things to look at on the infinite scroll of social media? If you're The 1975's Matty Healy, you show off some of your favourite things from the last century on your Instagram story and make your followers cry with envy. "We at The 1975...

The 1975 and Billie Eilish help cassette sales reach a 15 year high

The 1975. Billie Eilish
The 1975 and Billie Eilish have topped a new list of the biggest-selling cassette releases, with sales of the old-school format at their highest in 15 years. Following the recent resurgence of vinyl, many vintage-loving music fans have also turned back to tape as their go-to medium. According to a new report from the Official Charts Company, the popularity of albums...

Mark, My Words: I don’t hate this year’s Mercury Prize shortlist and it’s making me question reality

Like Jeremy Hunt hearing a fox being ripped apart by dogs and instantly getting an erection as tiny yet firm as a thimble made from the core of a neutron star, we in the music media open the email containing each year’s Mercury Prize shortlist with an intense, semi-erotic bloodlust. Which vast raft of experimental leftfield geniuses have they...

Extinction Rebellion respond to The 1975’s new song with Greta Thunberg: “Music has the power to break through barriers”

Extinction Rebellion have responded to The 1975's new climate change-related song with Greta Thunberg. In a post on their website, the climate change activists thanked both the band and the teenage activist for their part in the new self-titled song, which sees Thunberg stating facts around global warming. Read more: The 1975 and Greta Thunberg call for ‘civil disobedience’ against climate...