It's happening! The buzz for The 1975's third album just kicked up a gear.
Sound the alarms! Call in all hype merchants! We've got what looks like movement from The 1975.
Earlier today (28th April), text based, black and white posters appeared 'in the wild'. One in London's Brick Lane, another in Manchester - both spotted so far feature the band's name, and the title of that forthcoming third album, 'Music For Cars'.
It also contains the message "First, disobey; then look at your phones" as well as what looks like a timeline, "2018-2019" with the label "MFC".
The poster also features the line "If I don't get to see the beauty of the end of culture; then at least I've seen the culture of the end of reality," which the band posted months back from the studio
. "Poetry is in the streets in full living colour," is written at the base. This also featured in the video for 'Chocolate".
Matty Healy has spoken at length about the quote in the past, notably in 2013 where he explained to High Voltage
: "We have a quote about poetry in the streets in full living colour, and that was always alluding to the fact that we will one day break out into colour. People think we are about the black and white. We’re not about the black and white: we’re about the decisions that we make and the way we go about things. Everyone thinks they know the 1975 so well. Everyone thinks they’ve got us so down. They haven’t got a clue. The unpredictability is what defines us."
It's finished off with a catalogue number from the band's label, Dirty Hit - DH00327.
Fans have been on red alert for more info on 'Music For Cars' after a tweet from manager Jamie Oborne last week.
A fan of the band tweeted "the iliwys era is still here", to which Oborne replied "Yes for a few more days".
It's not the only piece of info we've got from the Dirty Hit boss. He earlier revealed on Twitter that there won’t be any small warm-up gigs this time around, because they “want the first shows to be the biggest live spectacle in the world.”
He’s also confirmed that the first dates “will be UK to start”.
Earlier this year, the band wiped their social media platforms
back to mid-July, which was when they posted following their Latitude 2017 headline set to draw their last album to a close.
They're rumoured - thanks to more of Jamie's tweets - to be announcing a new tour this August
The 1975's 'Music For Cars' is just one of a whole bunch of massive albums we're expecting this summer. Catch up on the next few months right here.