The 1975

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What links the 1975 to Alicia Vikander and Jack Antonoff?
Go down the rabbit hole to discover how Matty Healy is just a few degrees away from Hollywood stars and super producers

Larry Ryan

15, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The 1975: Being Funny in a Foreign Language review – a surprising but welcome paring back
The band have given up irony and bombast in favour of heartfelt snapshots of millennial life – though, as ever, frontman Matty Healy can’t quite resist going too far

Michael Cragg

14, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Matty Healy of the 1975: ‘If you’re still making art in your 30s you’re either wadded or good – and I’m both’
As his band prepare to release their fifth album, he talks courting controversy, cancel culture and getting clean

Alexis Petridis

02, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Reading festival review – vibrant pop takeover leaves rock in the shade
Dominated by the likes of PinkPantheress, Little Simz and Megan Thee Stallion, it’s left to Arctic Monkeys and Wolf Alice to remind revellers of Reading’s still-beating rock heart

Grace Medford

29, Aug, 2022 @3:05 PM

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Artist with synaesthesia puts Greta Thunberg’s Davos speech on canvas
Northern Irish painter Jack Coulter used the climate activist’s words and music by the 1975 to create the piece

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

29, Aug, 2022 @11:48 AM

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Brit awards nominations 2021: Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks and Celeste lead improved field for women
Women dominate British album category, while more than half the nominees in key categories are non-white

Laura Snapes

31, Mar, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Why bands are disappearing: 'Young people aren’t excited by them'
Maroon 5’s Adam Levine was scoffed at for suggesting there ‘aren’t any bands any more’ – but if you look at the numbers, he’s right. Wolf Alice, Maximo Park and industry insiders ask why

Dorian Lynskey

18, Mar, 2021 @2:58 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2020: the full list
Our countdown is complete, topped by a mercurial work of sprawling invention by a woman who has dug deep to survive. Taken as a whole, these choices contain drama, solace, poetry and fire, a fitting selection for a turbulent year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

18, Dec, 2020 @8:07 AM

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The 1975: Notes on a Conditional Form review I Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Piling on genres and themes, the unwieldy NOACF smartly interprets contemporary chaos yet seriously lacks quality control

Alexis Petridis

21, May, 2020 @11:00 AM

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This week's best culture, at home – from Korean ballet to a David Nicholls-inspired radio play
The Observer’s critics recommend the best new arts shows to enjoy on TV, on the radio and online

17, May, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Matty Healy: ‘I’m not an avocado – not everyone thinks I’m amazing’
Divisive motormouth or voice of a generation? The creative force behind Britain’s biggest band doesn’t care what you call him – there’s a crisis going on

Dorian Lynskey

16, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The 1975 commit to playing only gender-balanced music festivals
Following criticism of Reading and Leeds festival for its heavily male lineup, frontman Matt Healy says ‘this is how male artists can be true allies’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

12, Feb, 2020 @12:43 PM

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