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If you’re a 1975 fan, this week is a big one. After months of talk, changed plans, and a steady stream of singles, the band’s third album, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships‘, is finally being released. You can celebrate by joining the global listening party on Saturday, trawling the internet for footage of the tiny shows in Kingston on Thursday (see you at #the1975 on all platforms), enjoying newly crowned meme-o lord Matty’s Twitter feed, or by getting out, getting some fresh air, and snapping some Healy, Hann, Daniel, and MacDonald-themed pics for the gram at the following locations.
Banquet Records, Kingston
Speaking of those tiny Kingston shows, the first takes place at brilliant local indie shop Banquet Records. Handily, they’ve spray painted one of the security grills for the occasion so you can kill two birds with one stone if you’re lucky enough to have tickets. If not, stop by during when the shop’s closed and get a photo with one of ‘Love It If We Made It”s grand declarations.
Camden Assembly, Camden, London
Well, it’s actually a building across the road on Ferdinand Street, but whatever. Get to Camden for a little bit of a 1975 history lesson. This mural points out that the band’s first headline show was at Camden Barfly in December 2012. Six years later, they’re returning to that very venue (now called Camden Assembly) when they could probably sell it out at least 100 times. That’s worth documenting.
The tube, London
If it’s a classic album advert you’re after, kill time when your tube is inevitably delayed/too packed to get on by searching the platforms for the posters. If you’re in the right place (e.g. Euston) you might even come across some of these massive ads courtesy of YouTube.
Even Matty himself is joining in the fun…
London Road fire station, Manchester
It’s not just London that’s getting a 75 makeover this week. The band’s native Manchester are also getting in on the act, like with this double dose of Matty and the whole group watching over the city from the old London Road fire station.
It’s not just posters taking over the band’s hometown, either. On the side of The Hare & Hounds pub, near Arndale shopping centre, you’ll find this incredible mural of the band inspired by a recent press shot.
Catch the ads in these as-yet-unidentified Manchester spots too…
Quaker Street, Shoreditch, London
It’s a double whammy of 75 goodness on the corner of Quaker Street and Commercial Street in east London’s Shoreditch. We’ve got an album poster with 3D-effect cubes and a YouTube ad with the boys looking very sharp.
Old Street, Shoreditch, London
If you thought that was good, head up the road to Old Street (just before it meets Great Eastern Street) for what is essentially FIVE big old posters to feast your eyes on. Pro tip: they look even better when they’re all lit up at night. Something to feast your eyes on when you try and make it through the war zone that is Old Street on a Saturday night.
East Campbell Street, Glasgow
Up in Glasgow, there’s a pretty big claim posted up near infamous venue Barrowlands, ready to start debates as you leave your latest gig.
Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, London
Some might say the word legend is overused these days but trust us when we say that is certainly not the case on this gigantic billboard. Head out to west London to show your pride in your faves ASAP.
Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London
Over in north London’s Dalston, The 1975 loom large with this poster declaring their greatness. Perfect for when you’re on the top deck of the bus, to accompany you as you walk down a long stretch of Stoke Newington Road, or when you’re lining up to get into a show at music venue EartH. Excellent.
Check out this handy Google map to help you find the spots.