The 1975 look like they’ll be returning to action next month, with posters spotted in the wild featuring a 7th July date.
Alongside a photo of Matty Healy which appeared earlier today on a revamped website, there’s no context for the date – but it could indicate when we’ll hear the first new material from the band’s fifth album, expected to land later this year.
It follows a splurge of activity already today from The 1975, including returning social media accounts, new profile pictures and a suggestion of a new blue, black and white aesthetic for their fifth album era.
Coming in tandem with 1st June, 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.
This morning, the band’s website was updated with a photo of Matty Healy, and a new sign-up form promising “album 5 news first”. Alongside that, the band’s profile pictures on their individual Instagram accounts have also changed.
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.