The 1975’s manager discusses band’s upcoming double release

The 1975 surprised fans last month when they announced plans to release not one, but two new studio albums between now and early 2019. While their longtime followers were grateful for the announcement, it makes some wonder how this decision was reached. During a recent interview with Music Week, Jamie Oborne —the band’s longtime manager— discussed how the decision to release two albums was accomplished.

“We’re doing things a little bit differently in this campaign,” Oborne begins. “Very early on, Matthew [Healy, frontman] noted that the promotional window on music is shorter than ever, and the time that people consume it is infinite. He felt very strongly that, if we have a tour cycle that’s going to last 18 months to two years, we have to release two records in the time that we would have previously have released one.”

Prior to the announcement, which came after months of cryptic teasing from the band, the group’s fans were just happy to finally get some new music. The fact that the four-piece decided to given them some extra new tunes was just an added bonus.

The two-album release comes more than a year after Healy unveiled the name and potential time frame for the new LP. During an interview in April of 2017 with Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 show, he told the DJ: “The next record’s called Music for Cars. That’s the title and it references our second EP or our third EP.”

While the original title for the forthcoming album was supposed to be Music for Cars, Healy decided to give the monkier to the band’s new era. The quartet’s third studio album will be titled A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships while their fourth studio album will be titled Note on a Conditional Form.

According to Oborne, the 1975 will release a new song a month leading up to the release of A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. The impending release is slated to be debut some time during the fourth quarter of this year. The third studio album’s release will coincide with the group’s live return in January. While A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships should be released some time this year, Note on a Conditional Form will reportedly see a release time frame of spring 2019. Both albums will be released via Dirty Hit in conjunction with Polydor.

The 1975’s manager sounds off on new record, tour

It’s been months since fans to the 1975 have been given any kind of information pertaining to their much-anticipated third studio album. As of now, fans have only been told that it will be titled Music for Cars and that it will be released sometime in 2018. Late last month, the band’s longtime manager, Jaime Oborne, took to social media to drop some hints and answer some questions about the impending record and the touring that will revolve around the new release.

For fans who have had the opportunity to see the 1975 live, their shows are a dream of staging and lighting. According to Oborne, this time around, the band is going to push the envelope by  making this “the biggest live spectacle in the world.”

“No we want the first shows to be the biggest live spectacle in the world,” Oborne posted on Twitter much to the delight of excited fans. But like with life, with the good news comes the not-so-good news.

The major good news come in the form of Oborne telling fans that they should expect some major tour announcement to be made sometime in the summer. The not-so-good revelation came when Oborne revealed that the group’s United Kingdom fans would be the first to experience the “big spectacle” in all its glory.

“Yes will be UK to start,” he responded to a fan who asked if the group’s still-not-announced tour will kick off in their home country.

Like with most fans and music publications, the one question they wanted answered was when Music for Cars would be released. Sadly, Oborne was unable to answer that question because the new record is reportedly “not finished.” He followed it up by stating that fans will “get a lot in 2018.”

Music for Cars will be the follow-up to the 1975’s hit sophomore album I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It which was released in 2016.

Scott Weiland Strikes Back at STP

Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland might have found out about his apparent firing from grunge band, Stone Temple Pilots from the media, but that is exactly how he’s voicing his opinion about what had happened.

For those that might not be familiar with what happened, the remaining members of Stone Temple Pilots released a sweet and simple statement earlier this week, saying that Weiland had been “terminated.” The funny part of it all, was that the frontman didn’t even hear about it from the band or his people; he read it online.

When he initially read about it int he press, his response was that he didn’t even know and that they couldn’t fire him because he’s one of the core members and wrote most of their well-known songs.

Now, several days later, Weiland is striking back saying that the only reason that they released such a statement was as  a publicity stunt just so they could sell more tickets. When asked if he was still fronting the band, he replied with a simple, “I started it.”

Rumors of the band letting go of the singer stated back in December when Weiland’s band mate from Velvet Underground, Slash, said in an interview that Weiland had been fired.

Weiland is set to start his solo tour tonight in Flint, Michigan where he said he would perform a combination of his material and stuff from the STP song lists.