Matty Healy doesn't want The 1975 to be as big as Foo Fighters

22 September 2022, 18:31

The 1975's Matty Healy and Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl
The 1975's Matty Healy and Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl. Picture: 1. David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images 2. Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images

By Jenny Mensah

The 1975 frontman has talked about striving to be a “small emo band” and not being driven by commercial success.

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Matty Healy doesn’t want The 1975 to be a huge legendary band like Foo Fighters and would prefer to be a "small emo band".

Asked if he wants to top the charts, Healy told Music Week: “If I started caring about that now it would f***ing stink. I said this ages ago, everyone wants us to become a huge rock band and we want to become a small emo band.

"If we become Burial, I’m way happier with that than f***ing Foo Fighters, do you know what I mean? I love the Foo Fighters, but I couldn’t do that. It’s funny, there’s something about me that is very poppy and the stuff that comes out is poppy, but the references never are.”

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The 33-year-old frontman, who recently revealed the band turned down the chance to support Ed Sheeran on tour, also revealed the band have turned sown loads of offers for huge sums of money.

“I’ve been offered all the wrong things for the right money,” he said. “I’ve never taken [those offers], and it’s not that I’m proud of myself, but that part of me has been tested.”

The I’m In Love With You singer added: “I’m not particularly concerned about growing old as a band and continuing to put out records, because we’re not remotely commercially minded.

“Which inherently keeps us, I don’t want to say credible … We’re just four nerds who are obsessed with alternative music and pop culture, it’s no deeper than that. I’m not worried about us being like, ‘Oh s***, we need do a f****** remix with Marshmello.’”

The 1975’s forthcoming album Being Funny in a Foreign Language is released on 14th October 2022.

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