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Matty Healy on what to expect from Drive Like I Do and the next 1975 album

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“It already feels like ‘NOAC..

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“It already feels like ‘NOACF’ is something from the past”

Matty Healy

The 1975‘s Matty Healy has revealed that fans should expect another album from the band sooner rather than later, as well as sharing sharing details on what to expect from their Drive Like I Do project.

Despite only releasing their fourth album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ last week, frontman Healy has told NME that the band feel like the ever-changing nature of the world is driving up to turn around more new material to keep up to date.

“We didn’t feel like we needed another 1975 statement after ‘Notes…’, because it felt like that was the statement for the world that we lived in at that time – and then the world changed so immediately it was like, well, that’s great, but that’s like about 8BC,” Healy told NME.

“This is year zero AC now, it’s a different world. And it already feels different. It already feels like ‘NOACF’ is something from the past. Yeah, so that’s what we do. We kind of express ourselves through words. So it’ll just happen.”

Having previously hinted that he’ll make a record of his own while drummer George Daniel does the same, Healy said that two albums from the songwriters “will possibly still happen as well”, adding “it would be a solo album from each of us.”

Healy also told NME about progress on the band’s Drive Like I Do project. The 1975 went by the name Drive Like I Do before adopting their current moniker.

In 2017, Healy confirmed that a debut album from his former project would arrive “in the coming few years”, adding that that Drive Like I Do and The 1975 are “separate entities”.

Speaking to NME about what’s to come, Healy revealed: “I’m getting the old stuff remastered and I’m basically going to put out the first album, the album that never was released. And then we’ll follow that up with a new album. There’s so much Drive Like I Do stuff that was great that there’s not even demos of, so I’m going to record those songs and put them out with the two records that do kind of technically exist in the world.”

He continued: “Drive Like I Do is us and everyone knows that it’s us, but it does almost like feel like a different band.”

“I think I’d love it if we never broke up,” he added. “I can’t imagine how The 1975 would break up. I think everyone says that, but we’re so interlaced in each other’s lives that, you know, we don’t particularly have independent lives or relationships that aren’t interwoven with our band.”

In this week’s NME Big Read, Healy also discusses being sampled by Slowthai on his new track ‘Enemy’ (as well as the controversy surrounding the rapper’s behaviour at the NME Awards 2020) and writing a song with his father, actor Tim Healy, on new album ‘Notes On A Conditional Form‘.

Today also saw The 1975 share the powerful new video for their collaboration with climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

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No1 Showcase: The Art Of David Hicks

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David Hicks is a photographer who is just as interested in the behind-the-scenes stories as he is in the stories themselves. A true photojournalist, Hicks aims to capture every aspect of waking life.

Whether that be everyday activities on the streets of Cuba to the passionate and dynamic tango culture in Buenos Aries, Hicks will be there to experience it and share it. He says of his tango collection: “The Tango, a now-popular dance between a man and a woman, started in its current form in the mid-1800s, after a massive migration to Argentina, mostly by men. Because men outnumbered women by quite some number, the only way for a man to get close to a woman was via a brothel or by dance. The men practiced together, as you’d have to be a great dancer to get a woman’s attention. So, this very sexual dance you see now was born out of the reality for men in those old days. Nowadays, you see it performed often, usually on the street corners of Buenos Aires, with live musicians or a pre-recorded soundtrack, and they do it for the tips!”

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No1 News: The Mad Game Embark On Their Latest Rage Against The Machine

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It can always be a struggle when you music possesses such a crucial and pertinent message and yet you’re blocked by the damning limitations of ‘going under the radar’ – electronic animated anarchists ‘The Mad Game’ know this all too well.

The band’s debut EP, ‘Player One’, is a righteous middle finger to what they describe as ‘The Mad Game’ – the absurdities in society that have been integrated as the status quo – after tangling with governments, security services and local mafia. Their message of outrage and vitriol is a potent one found across the EPs five tracks – a mere morsel of their true potential – and is certainly enough to make listeners pay attention.

The trio’s soundscape is an eclectic one: the righteous indignation of the best punk music married beautifully to the jarring and skittish landscapes of the best electronica. The lead track, ‘Game Over ‘, in particular makes a phenomenal first impression to the animated anarchists with members Sonu, Karla and Sonya giving their respective inputs to this chilling three-pronged attack. What these newcomers nail best is their sincerity.

It’s hard to take such a venomous assault from someone you don’t genuinely believe has lived through the horrors that they detail – The Mad Game give off no such illusion. What you hear is authentic and those unaware of the band’s craft will soon learn to such things. It makes for a truly gripping and inspiring experience.

This is not a project that anyone should overlook regardless of their tastes; thoughtful, well crafted and genuine music. Not something 2021 receives in surplus.

Follow The Mad Game below: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MadGameOfficial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madgameofficial/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/25Aqc6ubzXLDlNUw6qYV35 Bandcamp: https://madgameofficial.bandcamp.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUhBz3vBndOL6fV__qTn-qQ

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No1 Finds: Tunetables – A Stylish Solution To Music Storage

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“The Tunetables idea was borne,” says Rob Chappelhow, the man behind a range of ingenious new storage solutions, “out of a personal desire to have my music collection around me once again.”

That’s something all of us record-collector’s can empathise with. Now, I’ve banged on before about how, for many of us, digital streaming doesn’t cut it. Streaming services are great, but for a large number of us hard-core music fans, we want something we can hold in our sweaty hands, right? But, once you have all those lovely records, where do you put them?

Flat-pack shelving is fine, but it’s hardly inspiring. That’s where the Tunetables range comes into its own. More words from Rob Chappelhow, who explains that the idea came to him during a visit to  the Joe Strummer Archive exhibition in the basement of Fred Perry’s flagship store in Covent Garden – “Set out under an acrylic plinth was Strummer’s personal tape cassette collection…his musical heritage and inspiration perfectly showcased.”

It was totally spellbinding. I soon started to conceptualise how I could create my own version of this…a personal time capsule of life-affirming music. I wanted something that could be inherently useful, something that I would see and use every day, and that would be a talking point for like-minded music enthusiasts.”

And lo! Tunetables was born… What Chappelhow has done is to take brand new music-equipment flight-cases (the type we are well-used to seeing lugged around by roadies and musicians) and turn them into hand-crafted storage solutions for your CDs, tapes and vinyl. It’s a wonderful idea and, most importantly, they look great. As mentioned, each case is built by hand, and can be personalised with your own initials (or whatever you fancy). Storage ranges from 100 – 500 for CDs, 30 – 60 for tapes, and 75 for vinyl. That’s not a bad amount at all. I can see a lot of people going for this, from pro and semi-pro musicians to plain music-lovers such as myself. This is modern design with an old-school aesthetic. Check them out for yourself!

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