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Saturday 23 August 2014

Healy thrill at Stones support gig

The 1975 supported The Rolling Stones on tour

The 1975 star Matthew Healy has said he still can't get over the fact that the band supported the Rolling Stones.

The four-piece, from Macclesfield and Manchester, supported the rockers at Hyde Park.

Frontman Matthew said: "Last August I was writing demos, and since then, we've recorded an album, toured the world and supported The Rolling Stones. I'm still catching up with it, it's overwhelming."

He said of supporting the Stones: "It was just amazing. I mean, The Stones... It's quite obvious how you would feel supporting them, I can't get over it.

"But for me, Glastonbury was the real big one; 35,000 people coming to see us and singing along, at 1pm. That was a proper moment walking out to that. When you hear all that singing, you realise your songs don't belong to you any more."

Matthew is the son of Loose Women presenter Denise Welch and actor Tim Healy, who have since divorced.

He said of the band's hit Chocolate: "We wrote it in our rehearsal room at my parents' house.

"That's where we wrote all the songs, and that's where I grew up, but they separated and sold the house.

"I moved out this morning so I'm now technically homeless. Chocolate along with the rest of the album was written there, and last night was the last night I'll ever spend in that house. It feels pretty poignant, really."

:: For information, go to www.the1975.com.

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