Matty Healy: The 1975 could have been a punk band

8 April 2019, 11:52 | Updated: 8 April 2019, 11:56

Watch the 1975 frontman speak to Radio X's John Kennedy about their latest abum, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.

Matty Healy has talked about the idea of being "punk," but suggested it's not possible if it's within the genre.

The 1975 frontman visited Radio X to talk about the band's third studio album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, in a special X-Posure track-by-track playback.

Watch the full interview above.

Speaking about working on the record, the Give Yourself A Try singer told John Kennedy: "I like subversion of form. The same reason why I love being played on the radio next to Ariana Grande, but my lyrics being the way they are is because I could do that in punk music.

"We could have been a punk band. We could have been one of these bands, but I wanna actually be punk, but you can't actually be punk in punk anymore. I wanna be punk.

"The only place to be punk is where there's no punk..."

The 1975's Matty Healy speaks to John Kennedy in the Radio X studio
The 1975's Matty Healy speaks to John Kennedy in the Radio X studio. Picture: Radio X

Matt Healy also revealed one of the best compliments he's ever had.

When John Kennedy remarked about the Disney-like sound in their How To Draw/Petrichor track Healy replied: "Somebody said something to me which was like one of my favourite compliments ever.

"They said The 1975 is kind of a Pixar movie where it's for young people and it's exciting and pretty, but there's so much there for the older generation..."

Listen to the track here:

How To Draw / Petrichor

Watch the official video for The 1975's Sincerity Is Scary single:

The 1975 - Sincerity Is Scary (Official Video)

The 1975 Songs