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The 1975 Lash Out At Triple J: ‘You Don’t Have a Monopoly On Cool'

6 October 2022 | 6:04 pm | Dan Cribb

"You don’t have a monopoly on cool and the head of your company is a knobhead so yous (sic) can f*ck off"

(Pic by Samuel Bradley)

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Triple J has come under fire from The 1975 vocalist Matty Healy after the youth broadcaster plugged the band’s newly announced tour.

The acclaimed English pop-rockers today confirmed their highly anticipated At Their Very Best tour would head to Australia next April, and while triple j was across the announcement, it turns out Healy isn’t very happy with their efforts promoting the band’s forthcoming album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language, out next Friday.

The frontman shared a screenshot of triple j’s Instagram post about the tour, captioned with, “Play our music then before you start licking our arse just cos you've finally realised we're mint”.

Doubling down, Healy switched his attention to Twitter, saying "You literally have nothing to do with us coming to Australia don’t start getting involved now. You don’t have a monopoly on cool and the head of your company is a knobhead so yous (sic) can f*ck off".

The 2023 tour will mark the band’s first shows in Australia in three years and will see them perform in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with a host of new tracks.

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The 1975 recently released four singles from the album including All I Need To HearI’m In Love With You, Happiness and Part Of The Band, their acclaimed comeback single which Pitchfork praised as “the kind of grand, playful pop song that only this band could pull off”.

Being Funny In A Foreign Language will be The 1975’s fifth studio album and is said to be their most intimate yet. While the band’s past few records were brimming with massive production —programming and synths — Being Funny In A Foreign Language is rooted in performance.

The 1975’s previous record, 2020’s Notes On A Conditional Form, became their fourth consecutive #1 album in the UK, landing at #1 in Australia too. 2020 also saw them named NME’s ‘Band of the Decade’, following being crowned as ‘Best Group’ at the BRIT Awards in both 2017 and 2019. Their third studio album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, also won ‘Mastercard British Album of the Year’ at the 2019 ceremony.

THE 1975 

‘At Their Very Best’ Australian Tour

Saturday 8 April 2023 – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth

Monday 10 April 2023 – Aec Theatre, Adelaide

Wednesday 12 April 2023 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Friday 14 April 2023 – Aware Super Theatre, Sydney

Saturday 15 April 2023 – Riverstage, Brisbane