The 1975 To Host Online Listening Party Celebrating Their Self-Titled Debut Album

‘The 1975’ topped the UK Albums Chart on release and was certified platinum in 2014.

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The 1975 have announced that they will be hosting an online listening party for their self-titled debut album later this week.

Sharing the news on social media, the band’s listening party will take place on Friday (May 1) at 7pm GMT. At the time of writing, it is currently unclear as to what platform will be used to host the event.

“// ALBUM 1 – Online Listening Party – F R I D A Y 7 P M B S T // L O V E,” the band wrote on Instagram, sharing the artwork for the 2013 album.

Released on 2 September 2013 via Dirty Hit and Polydor Records, The 1975 was produced by Arctic Monkeys collaborator Mike Crossey and features the singles ‘Sex’, ‘Girls’, ‘Settle Down’, ‘Robbers’ and ‘Heart Out’.

The 1975 - Girls (Official Video)

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The album topped the UK Albums Chart the following week and was certified platinum in 2014 by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales of over 300,000 copies.

Last week, The 1975‘s Matty Healy revealed that he’s self-isolating in the studio which the band made their last two albums, and is working on new music.

Healy was speaking to Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 while premiering The 1975’s new single ‘If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)’.

“Like everybody else, I’m in the same situation and taking it day by day,” Healy said of his current mindset. “I feel really, really lucky to keep being able to do what I do, when so many people can’t. I’m just trying to not take that for granted.

Revealing that he’s isolating in the studio where The 1975 made their last two albums, Healy added: “As soon as [lockdown] started to happen, I know that it was a safe, boxed-off area that I could go. I’ve been here ever since.”

Listen to the Best of The 1975 on Apple Music and Spotify.

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