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March 16, 2014


The 1975 Sum Up SXSW 2014: Key Words Include "Tequila"

"It's been a little more boy band-y for us," says The 1975 to Fuse host and fellow UK native Georgie Okell. She responds: "You're the coolest boy band in the world."

While the Manchester indie-rock quartet isn't exactly a boy band, they have experienced tremendous popularity over the past year since dropping their self-titled debut LP in September. The album shot up to No. 1 on the British charts, and in turn the group has spent the last year on a grueling tour schedule. 

"There was a lot of build-up to the album because we did four EPs," says vocalist Matthew Healy. "I think people started to get into the band as an idea ... [the reaction to our album] was based on the reaction we'd already seen on our previous work."

Healy also teases the possibility of maybe new music this year–but definitely no later than next year. Watch the full interview above–and if you weren't at SXSW, you can still catch The 1975 on their North American tour in April

We've been on the ground at SXSW 2014 all week. Check out all of our set reviews, live photo galleries, video interviews and more on our SXSW festival page.