British band The 1975 have called out an Australian radio station for not playing their music often. The band even called radio station Triple J’s music director Richard Kingsman a ‘k**bhead’ for this.
On Thursday, the band’s frontman Matty Healy took to Instagram called out the broadcaster for posting about their upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand despite rarely playing their music.
Healy took a screenshot of Triple J’s post and wrote that the station should play their music before licking their a**e. He alleged that the station is only posting this after realising that they are popular.
He also told Triple J to stay away from them, stating on Twitter that it has no part in the group’s tour to Australia. Not only that, but he then cursed the company, telling them to f**k off.
The 1975 will kick off their Australian tour at Perth in Red Hill Auditorium in April. They will then head to Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. As for New Zealand, they will play in the cities of Auckland and Wellington. Tickets will go on sale next week.
The 1975 was formed in 2002 in Wilmslow, Cheshire. They are currently based in Manchester, and consist of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew “Matty” Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel.
The band is known for exploring different genres such as pop rock, R&B, and electronic music. They also dabble in rock subgenres and incorporate jazz, soul and other music into their work.