Would you turn down a spot opening for Taylor Swift or Rihanna? Well, that’s exactly what The 1975 did! The 1975 are a Manchester, UK band that are skyrocketing up the charts back on their home turf. They’re set to headline the Bushmills Live 2014 music festival in Ireland this summer and are now prepping to hit the US with full force. With four EPs and a full-length album of upbeat pop-rock songs under their belt, it’s about time America got to know the boys of ’75. We sat down with George Daniel and Matt Healy at SXSW in Austin, TX and discussed everything from sex to karate.
Musicians aren’t just influenced by other bands. Sometimes it’s authors, comedians, or even film directors! Case in point, ’80s film icon John Hughes. VH1 News caught up with Foster The People, The 1975 and Jack Antonoff at SXSW recently, and they all had some serious love for the legendary director of beloved classics like The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Home Alone and so many more.