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The 1975 say they’re working on next album and tease new song at Birmingham gig

'We’re working on a new record now,' Healy told the Birmingham crowd.

By Nick Reilly

The 1975 (Picture: Jenn Five)

The 1975 have revealed that they’re currently working on their next album, as well as sharing a brief snippet of an unreleased song.

The band played the final UK date of their Still…At Their Very Best tour in Birmingham last night (February 22), ahead of a run of European shows next week.

At last night’s show, frontman Matty Healy seemingly contradicted his claims that the group will be going on an “indefinite hiatus” when their latest tour ends in Amsterdam on March 24.

Instead, he said that the group were back in the studio and proceeded to play a fresh snippet of an unreleased song.

“We’re working on a new record now,” he said, before playing a short snippet of a track from his phone. “So I suppose that I can’t operate without my friends… we kind of are The 1975 so…”

Healy added: “We’re gonna go away and make – hopefully – a good new album. I just don’t know what to do in the meantime, really…”


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On Tuesday, the group also played London’s O2 Arena, where Healy gave a shout out to Harry and Paul from The Traitors after the pair appeared in the crowd.

“Lots of people come to our shows [and] I’m very happy to have them here. Thank you to Rick Astley who famously came and did a video… thank you, Rick,” he said, before explaining that there is rarely any guest who leaves him genuinely “impressed”.

“But did anybody watch The Traitors? Because that’s Paul and Harry over there,” he said, pointing out the two. The pair then stood up, while the latter recreated his now-iconic bow that he first performed in the show after being outed as a Traitor.

In a review of their 2022 album Being Funny In A Foreign Language, Rolling Stone UK wrote: “In taking the pressure off themselves to define a generation and trimming the fat of their swollen recent work, The 1975 distill the essence of their appeal down into 40 superb, exhilarating minutes on a true return to form.”