The 1975 are back on their usual nonsense and are using social media to tease something new on the way.
Hinting at what looks to be the next round of their world tour, it appears it’ll take place under a (sort of) new name – “Still… At Their Very Best”.
With new imagery to support this next stage, Matty is seen in a lab coat (as per the one he wore during their BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend set). What new social commentary and internet-breaking performance art these shows bring remains to be seen, but it does look like Matty is, erm, touching grass. Make of that what you will. Also, the oxygen mask from their previous run is back.
Fans will remember their At Their Very Best headline shows in the US and the UK had a strong focus on the dangers of toxic masculinity.
Carrying on a tradition of leading up to announcements with individual images of the four members of the band next to a cryptic illustration of some sort, they’ve continued the trend with a photo of bassist Ross MacDonald alongside a drawing of a plant with deep roots.
The band are currently on tour, mainly on the festival circuit across the summer months. At a recent rare headline set in Vienna this week, Matty performed fan favourite and a rare live gem, ‘102’, which you can check out below.
They also recently aired a new version of ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’ opener, ‘The 1975’. Similar to the demo take shared on the Tape Notes podcast, it has already had some rave reviews…