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Equality is about men and women being equal, not girl power. We should all just stop wasting time arguing about definitions of feminism and equality and just concentrate on getting it done. Because equal pay, childcare issues, all the glass ceilings still exist, even within our apparent constitutional and legal equality. But also in the wider world, 39,000 women a day get forced into child marriage. As emancipated, 21st century women who are living in a cosmopolitan city, why are we reducing ourselves and putting our energy into the wrong thing?

Dear friends of the 1975,

 I/We/The are currently in production of our second full length record. It’s creation signifies the end of the most inspiring and challenging time that we’ve ever shared as friends and as artists. We simply couldn’t of imagined connecting with as many people as we have since the release of our debut in 2013. We have toured the world playing over 25,000 shows in 400 different countries (that’s a slight exaggeration but it was alot) and we have had the privilege of encountering the countless faces that make up our incredibly loyal and ebulliently peculiar fanbase. It is that loyalty that inspired me to write this letter, scrappy as it may be. This is the beginning of a new chapter for The 1975. Our new record signifies the starts of a new world for us, a more colourful world a less colourful world. We want to play shows we want a real shared experience we want to play HUGE shows that we never thought were possible we want to play sets at festivals that people talk about for ages cos it was fun and it was music and the weather was perfect and we want to be honest otherwise what’s the fucking point? so the best way to start is the way we did before- in venues we have loved and places that feel intimate enough to do a proper new show. With people who really want to be there. Or need to be there in some extreme cases. We have decided to start touring again this year, November 2015. Due to the size of the venues that we feel are appropriate for this particular tour and taking into consideration the humbling dedication that I have felt from a lot of our fans I predict that only the most dedicated will end up with tickets. This can only be remedied by our reciprocated dedication to playing more and more shows. 

 I’ll see you soon with more music and drama and you’ve know the title all along.

 love,

 Matty & The 1975