The 1975: 'Lots of our fans like 5SOS, but we're not a faddy band'
The 1975 have revealed that unlike other bands, naming their contemporaries 5 Seconds Of Summer, they are here to stay and aren't 'just a fad'.
The band's frontman, Matt Healy, explained to MTV that his band has lots of fans that also love 5SOS, but the difference is 'their staying power':
"One of the things that I love about The 1975 is now I’ve realized that we’re kind of this gateway band. Gateway bands used to exist, but they were normally shitty — you know, bands that straddled between the truly alternative scene and the mainstream market. A soft, easy band for the kids to transition from the Backstreet Boys to f—in’ Cannibal Corpse or whatever it may be."
“With us, of course we’re gonna get a lot of kids who were into, I don’t know, 5 Seconds of Summer. And then they get inside and they realize: I can stay here. I can grow with this band. This isn’t a faddy thing. This isn’t the Backstreet Boys. You’re not being told to like us.”
Back in May, 5SOS's drummer Ashton Irwin publicly praised The 1975 for the exact thing they referenced in the above interview. He told his Twitter followers: "The 1975 have been so important for upcoming bands! So happy they exist, and are helping open the gateway for young bands."
Watch a teaser for The 1975's upcoming O2 Arena concert below:
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