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Tory MP David Davies attacks climate change activists The 1975 in new open letter

Welsh MP David Davies has hit out at The 1975 after the band teamed up with Greta Thunberg on a recent track to promote climate change activism. The Monmouth MP accused the band of hypocrisy, claiming that their support of both Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion is at odds with flying across the globe for their upcoming world tour. Davies wrote: "Given...

Watch Matty Healy talk through the aesthetic history of The 1975

Matty Healy The 1975
Matty Healy has explained the ideas behind The 1975’s visual identity and changing imagery throughout each album and 'era' of their history in a new video. The exclusive NME Big Read: The 1975: "I feel more like I'm in a punk band than ever before" Since the release of their debut EP ‘Facedown’ in 2012, the band have been synonymous with the...

Mark, My Words: are The 1975 this generation’s Beatles?

No. No, they’re not. In the classic tradition of question headlines that can always be answered in the negative, I am not going to argue here that The 1975 are in any way this generation’s The Beatles. DON’T WORRY. They’re not even this generation’s Ringo. Neither are they this generation’s Radiohead or, as they claimed in this week’s Big...

Reading and Leeds 2019: How the kids took back the iconic festival

On Saturday afternoon, Billie Eilish may well have drawn one of the biggest ever crowds Reading Festival has ever seen. The US sensation was originally booked to play the BBC Radio 1 Tent before getting bumped up to the Main Stage. It’s a good job, because it looked like every school-leaver in the country had crammed themselves into that...

The story of Reading Festival 2019 – in photos

The story of Reading Festival 2019 - in photos
Reading Festival 2019 is at an end, and we've seen the likes of Post Malone, The 1975 and Twenty One Pilots deliver stunning sets over a scorching weekend. Here's the story of the how it all went down, in pics.  

The 1975’s Matty Healy: “I would play both Israel and Palestine”

Matty Healy says he would perform in Israel and Palestine
Matty Healy has said he would perform in both Israel and Palestine despite ongoing political unrest between the two states. Read more: The Big Read – The 1975: "I feel more like I'm in a punk band than ever before" The 1975 frontman said in an interview with NME that "it’s more my job than anybody’s to go places like this"...

No Rome at Reading tells us about his fans, fruit, working with The 1975 and his ‘romantic’ new material

"I think it's more about just the expression of being yourself on stage," No Rome tells NME when asked about what inspires his fans' feral dedication just after he played at Reading 2019. "When I get on stage, I just go nuts. I can't dance but I don't care. It's like being in my bedroom but in front of...

Watch The 1975 fans recycle their t-shirts at Reading Festival 2019

This weekend saw The 1975 invite their fans to enjoy a new line of "sustainable" merch at Reading and Leeds Festival, by reprinting a new design over old t-shirts. Watch our video of the fans getting involved above Posting on Instagram earlier this week, frontman Matty Healy said the band won't be making any new merchandise for the release of their latest album, 'Notes On A...

The 1975 at Reading: a politically-charged and empowering triumph for Britain’s biggest band

The 1975 at Reading festival
August, 2016; The 1975 are headlining Reading Festival. Well, in a way. They’re topping the bill at the BBC Radio 1 stage, about six months after the release of their cataclysmic second album, ‘I Like It When You Sleep…’  – the one that opened them beyond a cult following and to the masses. From the stage frontman Matty Healy...

The 1975 play unreleased music from ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ at Reading Festival – watch

The 1975 played new unreleased music from upcoming fourth album 'Notes On A Conditional Form' tonight. The band released 'People', the first single from the album, yesterday (August 22), and opened their Reading set with it earlier tonight. Read more: The Big Read – The 1975: "I feel more like I'm in a punk band than ever before" Mid-way through the set,...