The 1975 have returned to social media, amid heavy speculation they’ll be dropping something new next month.
Making their first post to Twitter and Instagram in months, the band state: “Your new album. Your new era. Your old friends.”
The post comes alongside a new, rather sauve looking, photo.
A press release alongside the news states: “The 1975 have released two new photos, taken by collaborator Samuel Bradley, and have marked July 7th as a significant date for the band in advance of their fifth studio album. “
News first started to spread of the band’s imminent comeback earlier today, when they updated their website and personal profile pictures online. That was quickly followed by a return to Twitter and Instagram for the main band accounts – they were originally deactivated earlier this year – and a refresh for their Spotify profile page.
Shortly after that, fans started to spot fly posters in the real world, featuring a photo of frontman Matty Healy and that date – 7th July.
News earlier this year broke that the band had been recording their 5th album, and less than subtle hints a video for a first track has been recorded.
The 1975 are due back in live action this August at Japan’s Summer Sonic. Online rumours from fans who have encountered Matty Healy ‘irl’ have suggested an October release for their new album, but nothing has been confirmed to date.