Will Matty and co unveil a last-minute 2017 release?
The 1975 appear to be teasing new material once again – via cryptic social media posts.
Last month, the band’s manager Jamie Oborne took to Twitter to confirm that a heavily-rumoured new EP woudn’t be coming until 2018 – but promised fans “something that I personally love”.
Now, frontman Matty Healy – who previously promised new material for 2017 – is sending fans into a frenzy with a typically-monochromatic mysterious image.
The post appears to show a simplistic album cover, which reads: “DH00278”. In Healy’s Twitter bio, the code “DH00280” can also be found.
The codes appear to be catalogue numbers for releases from their label Dirty Hit, as Dork points out.
One fan predicts that “this is the single or ep since the number is lower than the one in bio & that also implies there will be one more before the bio”, while another Twitter user asks: “MATTY WHAT ARE YOU DOING”.
Manager Jamie Oborne previously shed light on the upcoming ‘Music For Cars’ LP, saying that it “is already sounding amazing” and “will be worth the wait”.
Healy recently revealed that the new songs he’s written for the album are ‘as good as anything on the previous album’ along with ‘lots of ambient and classical tracks’.
“If you look at third albums, ‘OK Computer’ or ‘The Queen Is Dead’, that’s what we need to do,” he said. “I want a legacy. I want people to look back and think our records were the most important pop records that a band put out in this decade.”