1st June, The 1975 have updated their website, which counts as significant activity now, apparently

It looks like things are starting to happen, finally.

UPDATE: 11am BST – the band have returned to social media, reactivating their Twitter and Instagram accounts. They’ve also updated their Spotify page. Stuff is definitely ‘happening’

It’s 1st June, the one day every year we expect The 1975 to, y’know, do something. And rejoice – it looks like they have.

An important day in the mythology of the band – frontman Matty Healy came upon the band’s name alongside the date, scribbled in the notes of a book – fans have been hoping it would mark a comeback point, after months of inactivity following the deactivation of social accounts earlier this year.

In a way, they’ve not let us down. This morning (1st June), the band’s website has been updated with a sort of longcat version of Matty Healy, and a new sign-up form promising “album 5 news first”. There’s also lots of a bluey-purple colour – something significant for a band so dominated by ‘aesthetics’ and ‘eras’.

Alongside that, the band’s profile pictures on their individual Instagram accounts have also changed. Serif fonts. Very classy.

It follows news earlier this year 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.

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