Matt Healy: I'm not from the BRITs world

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 February 2017
The 1975

The 1975

Matt Healy has admitted he doesn't feel comfortable being nominated for a BRIT Award as he suffers with a condition which makes him unable to see his own success

Matt Healy doesn't feel his band The 1975 belong in the "BRIT Awards world".

The 'Love Me' singer and his band mates - Adam Hann, George Daniel and Ross MacDonald - are up for Album of the Year and British Group at this year's ceremony, which takes place at London's The O2 on Wednesday (22.02.17), and he has admitted he feels a little out of his comfort zone because he suffers from impostor syndrome, which is the inability to internalise accomplishments.

He said: "It's an important moment for us because we're a subversive act to have broken through on such a level that the BRITs would want us to perform.

"I'm not from the BRITs world. I shouldn't be and everyone needs to know that. I couldn't get arrested until I was 23.

"Actually, I did get arrested when I was 23, but you know what I mean. I suffer massively from impostor syndrome."

The 27-year-old rocker has silenced people who think he owes his success to his famous parents, former soap actress Denise Welch and 'Benidorm' star Tim Healy.

Matt sees his folks as "a curse" because their established careers have made it hard for him to gain credit as a rock star.

He told The Times newspaper: "My parents did make following a creative pursuit seem like a viable life choice, but 'Coronation Street' doesn't buy you currency in rock 'n' roll. It's a curse, actually.

When people say my parents bought my connections I think: 'Yeah, the best person to get you a record deal is Curly Watts. Mention Gail Tilsley to Universal Records and you've got a number one album in America."

The 'Chocolate' hitmakers will go up against Skepta, David Bowie, Michael Kiwanuka and Kano for the Album of the Year gong.

And in the British Group category they will face off against from Little Mix, Radiohead, Biffy Clyro and Bastille.

The winners will be announced live on ITV1 from 7.30pm on Wednesday (22.02.17).

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