The 1975’s Matty Healy - "We're the band of this decade"

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8 Dec 2018, 12:24

Matty Healy's been stirring competition with Arctic Monkeys.

The frontman made his feelings known saying "Arctic Monkeys were the band of the ’00s, we’re the band of this decade". He went on to say that he doesn’t "like feeling in competition" with Arctic Monkeys, but believes that The 1975 are definitely "the band of this decade".

Healy, whose band are on course for their third number one album with the acclaimed ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships‘, commented on having their success measured to that of the Monkeys.

Photo by Official Charts 

“Yeah Arctic Monkeys have got a couple of albums on us, I don’t like feeling in competition with Arctic Monkeys because I don’t feel old enough, I don’t feel like we’ve paid our dues as much as Arctic Monkeys… It’s difficult – we’re not a rock band so it’s difficult".

“I was very obsessed with the decade. I like being ‘one of the defining bands of the decade’… Cos if you look at it, I’d say The Smiths were the band of the ’80s, I’d say the ’90s… I’d have to say Oasis – even though I’d choose Radiohead.”

Healy added: “I’d say the band of the 2000s was Arctic Monkeys and I’d say the band of this decade has been my band. But of course I would.”

Could The 1975 be the band of the decade with their growing success?


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