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Chocolate Miss: The 1975 disappear from social media, post cryptic comic about breaking up

 

So what’s going on today with the 1975? Either the young British pop-rock band has disbanded, or they’ve pulled off a publicity stunt that has sent fans into a frenzied panic. No one really knows what’s going on.

Just ask The1975Updates.

On Sunday afternoon, the band posted a zine-like message that read, in part: “Our projected identity must change not only visually but philosophically — how do you do that? Firstly we must reclaim our identity & repossess our control of it … Until then there won’t be any pop music or dancing with long hair … The hardest part of any relationship is to say goodbye .. So we must leave, with a parting ‘we love you.’”

 

The message was complete with a diss of the NME and a suggestion that the band would reappear as a different group. Then, at midnight British time, all of the band’s social media presence vanished.

And their fans are freaking the fuck out.

So we’ll see.

The Manchester band’s name comes from a reference frontman Matthew Healy found scribbled on a page while as a teenager visiting an artist’s Spanish villa, and the page was dated “1st June. The 1975.” Today would be the 40th anniversary of that date, sparking online debate.

 
 

So, yeah. Ok? Stay tuned.

Here’s that cryptic comic, by the way.

Drawn your own conclusions.

the 1975 comic

 
 

Watch the 1975’s video for “Chocolate”…