THE 1975 UNVEIL ‘GIRLS’: “A VIDEO ABOUT A RECORD LABEL’S ATTEMPT AT ENFORCED CONFORMITY”

1975CThe 1975’s unveil the video for their new alt pop gem, ‘Girls’, out 11th November on Dirty Hit.

The band’s front-man Matthew Healy explains: “When we released our last video (Sex), people really reacted to the fact that it was in colour. There was a lot of conjecture and talk surrounding it – due to the fact that it was an unexpected stylistic change…”


“It was brought to our attention that certain people thought we were ‘conforming to a record companies wishes’ along with other expected and unexpected clichés.

Obviously this couldn’t be further from the truth, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by a group of individuals whose mantra centers on facilitating our creative wishes, we found the whole idea of us being told what to do fascinating.

The story of the band who suffer at the hands of a record label shortly after a delirious rise is a tale as old as time. So we kinda wanted to make a tongue in cheek video about it. Twinned with our love of 80’s pop, its innocence, grandiosity and conceptual ideas in music videos – we wanted to make a video about a record label’s attempt at enforced conformity.” 1975D“We got our mate Adam down to a studio in Los Angeles at the start of our USA tour, got 4 models and made a video about us not wanting to make a video.”

LIVE DATES:
October
23 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO SOLD OUT
24 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT SOLD OUT
26 – Neumos – Seattle, WA SOLD OUT
27 – Venue – Vancouver, Canada SOLD OUT
28 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR SOLD OUT
30 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA SOLD OUT
31 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA SOLD OUT

November
01 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
02 – Vinyl @ Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas, NV
03 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA SOLD OUT
04 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ SOLD OUT
07 – El Sol – Madrid, Spain
08 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
10 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
11 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands SOLD OUT
12 – Botanique/Orangerie – Brussels, Belgium
14 – Luxor – Cologne, Germany
14 – Zoom – Frankfurt, Germany
18 – Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany
19 – Uebel & Gefährlich – Hamburg, Germany
21 – Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
22 – Debaser Strand (club show) – Stockholm, Sweden
23 – Parkteatret – Oslo, Norway
26 – Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, Poland
27 – The Rock Café – Prague, Czech Republic
28 – FLUC – Vienna, Austria
30 – Clockenflap Festival – Hong Kong

December
Saturday 7th – Live 105 Radio Show – Tampa, FL
Sunday 8th – X102.9 Radio Show Radio Show – Jacksonville, FL
Saturday 14th – WRXL Radio Show – Richmond, VA
Tuesday 17th – Webster Hall – New York, NY SOLD OUT
Saturday 21st – Blackpool Rocks – Blackpool, UK

January 2014
Tuesday 6th – Academy – Manchester
Tuesday 7th – Academy – Manchester SOLD OUT
Wednesday 8th – Academy – Manchester SOLD OUT
Thursday 9th – Brixton Academy – London
Friday 10th – Brixton Academy – London SOLD OUT
Saturday 11th – Brixton Academy – London SOLD OUT
Friday 17th – Big Day Out – Auckland, New Zealand
Sunday 19th – Big Day Out – Gold Coast, Australia
Friday 24th – Big Day Out –Melbourne, Australia
Sunday 26th – Big Day Out – Sydney, Australia
Friday 31st – Big Day Out – Adelaide, Australia

February 2014
Sunday 2nd – Big Day Out – Perth, Australia
Tuesday 4th – Liquid Rooms – Tokyo, Japan
Wednesday – Club Quattro – Osaka, Japan
Friday 7th – Academy – Glasgow
Saturday 8th – Music Hall – Aberdeen
Monday 10th – O2 Academy – Newcastle
Tuesday 11th – O2 Academy – Sheffield SOLD OUT
Wednesday 12th – O2 Academy – Birmingham
Thursday 13th – Great Hall – Cardiff SOLD OUT
Friday 14th – Academy – Bournemouth SOLD OUT
Saturday 15th – UEA – Norwich SOLD OUT
Monday 17th – Ulster Hall – Belfast
Tuesday 18th – Dolans Warehouse – Limerick City
Wednesday 19th – The Pavilion – Cork
Thursday 20th – Roisin Dubh – Galway
Friday 21st – Olympia Theatre – Dublin
Monday 24 – Trabendo – Paris, France
Tuesday 25 – La Laiterie Club – Strasbourg, France
Wednesday 26 – La Cooperative de Mai – Clermont-Ferrand, France
Thursday 27 – La Cargo – Arles, France
Friday 28 – Les Hivernales – Nyon, Switzerland

March 2014
Saturday 1 – X-Tra – Zurich, Switzerland
Monday 3 – Magazzini Generali – Milano, Italy
Tuesday 4 – Blackout – Roma, Italy
Thursday 6 – Strom – Munich, Germany
Friday 7 – Karlstorbahnhof – Heidelberg, Germany
Saturday 8 – Rocker 33 – Stuttgart, Germany
Monday 10 – Rockhal – Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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