'We're not a pop band' groans Matt Healy
Andrew Trendell
16:14 23rd October 2013

The 1975 have proven that they do indeed have a sense of humour with their new video for 'Girls'. Watch the clip below. 

Taking the piss out of both themselves and pop bands simultaneously, Matt Healy and co's latest visual offering is a lot less serious than their previous videos. 'Sex' was described as a 'short movie', but even that received complaints from fans for not sticking to the black and white aesthetic of their previous promo clips. 

"Everything feels totally wrong," complains Matt to the director at the beginning of the video. "It's too pop, and we're not a pop band - this whole scenario is not what we're about. It needs to be black and white for a start."

What follows is an obnoxiously colourful and cheesy montage of scenes that you'd more likely expect in a video from One Direction, The Saturdays or even (*gulp*) Alphabeat. There's even a bit where the band are replaced by lingerie-clad female counterparts, and one bares a pretty striking resemblence to Miley Cyrus. 

Well done, lads - we applaud you. 

Watch the video for 'Girls' below

The band will return to the UK for a full tour in the new year. Full dates are below. They will be supported by The Neighbourhood, who The 1975 supported in America earlier this year.

January 6 - Manchester Academy
January 7 - Manchester Academy
January 8 - Manchester Academy
January 9 - Brixton Academy, London
January 10 - Brixton Academy, London
January 11 - Brixton Academy, London
February 7 - Glasgow O2 Academy
February 8 - Aberdeen Music Hall
February 10 - Newcastle O2 Academy
February 11 - Sheffield O2 Academy
February 12 - Birmingham O2 Academy
February 13 - Cardiff University Students Union
February 14 - Bournemouth O2 Academy
February 15 - Norwich UEA
February 17 - Belfast Ulster Hall  

For more information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.

Below: Stunning photos of The 1975 live in Glasgow

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