NME Festival blog: The 1975 have confirmed they will play at the BRIT awards next month


“It will be a brilliant show!”

The 1975 have confirmed that they will perform at the BRIT Awards next month.

The band, who have been nominated for Best British Group and Album of the Year, will join George Ezra, Little Mix and Jorja Smith who have already been confirmed to play at the event.

The band announced that they would perform at the awards, which take place on February 20 at The O2 Arena in London, on The Graham Norton Show tonight (January 18).

Speaking about the news, The 1975 said: “We’re humbled to be nominated for two BRIT Awards and are excited to be coming back to the O2 to perform on the night. It will be a brilliant show!”

The 1975

Jason Iley, Chairman of the BRITs, added: “Following their critically acclaimed, third consecutive number one album last year, I am pleased to welcome The 1975 back to the BRITs stage. After a amazing year for the band, it’s great to see them join an already incredible line up, for what is sure to be an amazing night.”

Earlier this evening, the band released a new lyric video for ‘I Like America and America Likes Me’ from their latest album,  ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’.

Reviewing their latest album, NME wrote: “Healy had set out to describe his own experience, but in doing so…produced an artefact that sums up millennial life, a magpie pop masterpiece that could only be made right now and right here.”

A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, an album by The 1975 on Spotify

Recently, the band revealed some of the influences behind their next album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, which they believe will be more British-sounding than their current release.

The band are recording their next album in London whereas parts of ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ were recorded in Los Angeles. The new album – due for release this summer – has a narrative woven throughout its songs, according to singer Matty Healy.

Healy told Q the new album has a style similar to The Streets and Burial, saying: “It’s really deconstructed. There’s some quippy lyrical bits that will make up a narrative. I don’t want to compare ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ and this too much, because they are two completely different times.”

Healy added The 1975 were determined not to save any good songs over from ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ while they were recording the album, even though it would have given them a head start for ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’. He said: “It was like ‘We can’t limit our record in fear of not making another good record.’”



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