Matt Healy: All bands want success

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 January 2016
The 1975 on NME Cover

The 1975 on NME Cover

The 1975's Matt Healy has criticised indie bands who pretend they do not care about achieving chart success

The 1975's Matt Healy has blasted indie bands for acting like they aren't bothered about success.

The singer has criticised the mentality of many of his rock peers who pretend they "don't care" about getting into the charts so they won't have to face up to being failures when their songs don't rank.

The 26-year-old singer told NME magazine: "If you don't want your art to reach people, that negates you as an artist. I hate that indie band bulls**t of acting like you don't care so you don't get judged about being s**t. That's what indie is now. That fey sense of 'we don't care'. Well, don't do it then. F**k off and do something else."

However, it's not just indie groups Matt has a problem with.

The 'Chocolate' hitmaker - who is set to release his band's new LP, 'I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It' next month - also slammed pop hunk Justin Bieber for writing about "nothingness" on his hit song 'What Do You Mean?'.

He previously said: "That new Justin Bieber song - 'What Do You Mean? When you nod your head yes but you wanna say no' - can we stop talking about girls who don't know what they want? Can we stop talking about nothingness? No one's asking you to inspire a revolution, but inspire something.

"I was a w***er to Justin Bieber. I think he tried to get me kicked out a couple of times."

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