The 1975 frontman Matty Healy announced that he’ll be launching a podcast in partnership with The Face magazine. The podcast’s first episode featuring Brian Eno drops on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. ET.
The podcast also features Healy in conversation with other musical guests, including Stevie Nicks, Kim Gordon, Steve Reich, Conor Oberst, Mike Kinsella of American Football, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream and more.
Healy tweeted out a snippet of his conversation with Eno, where the British music pioneer discusses his first ambient record, Music For Airports. “When that came out, there was a review in an American magazine where the guy said — in very critical terms, he gave it a very poor one-star or something — he said, ‘This music has no beat, no words, no melodies and no chord changes.’ And I thought, ‘Ah, that was a success, then.’”
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The 1975 will now release their latest album, Notes On A Conditional Form, on 22 May via Dirty Hit/Polydor Records. They have shared a half dozen singles from the LP so far, including ‘People,’ ‘Frail State of Mind,’ ‘Me & You Together Song,’ ‘The Birthday Party,’ ‘Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America,’ and most recently ‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know).’
Earlier today, The 1975 also announced that they will be hosting an online listening party for their sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.
Sharing the news on social media, the band revealed the listening party will take place on Friday (May 8) at 7pm GMT. “// A L B U M 2 – L I S T E N I N G P A R T Y – F R I D A Y // L O V E #the1975,” the band wrote on Instagram, sharing the artwork for the 2016 album.