The 1975 have recorded a song with Matty’s dad, actor Tim Healy

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet actor Tim Healy shared snaps of the recording session on Twitter, stating the track was for an upcoming album

The 1975’s Matty Healy has recorded a song with his dad, actor Tim Healy, for an upcoming album.

The actor confirmed the news on his Twitter page, posting a picture with his son, with the caption: “Had a brill day recording a song I wrote when Matty was 11 he wanted it on his new album yippee you can hear it in April love you guys xxxx”

Tim Healy, who is best known for playing Dennis Patterson in TV show Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, as well as Les in Benidorm, then posted a picture of himself sat at a piano with his son appearing to give him direction.


It doesn’t look as though the father and son recorded track will appear on The 1975’s upcoming third studio album, ‘A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships,’ which is expected to be released in October.

However, Matty Healy has previously spoken out to say there are two new albums in the works, explaining the second will drop in 2019.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 in May, he said, “We’re actually doing two albums. We’re doing ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ and then I think in May next year we’re dropping ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, which is a different album.”


The band released the first single from their upcoming third album, a follow up to 2016’s hugely successful ‘I like it when you sleep…’, in May. The single, titled ‘Give Yourself a Try, was hailed as a “return to their pop routes” by NME’s Thomas Smith.

Matty Healy is the eldest son of Tim Healy and ex wife Denise Welch, a television presenter and actress.

Last month, Welch spoke out about her battle with alcohol, stating that had she not stopped drinking, her son’s success with The 1975 might not have happened.

Appearing on Loose Women, the actress said, “I have brought up two reasonably well-adjusted boys who are doing well.

“Matty is in a successful band. He’s in a band called The 1975 who are doing very well. Like he [Matt] says, ‘Mum, if you hadn’t been a bit rock ‘n roll I wouldn’t be who I am now, but, Matthew’s success wouldn’t have happened if I was still drinking, because of the worry and the anxiety.”

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