Excuse us for gushing, but we're still on a high after meeting British indie rock band The 1975. The group, composed of vocalist Matthew Healy, guitarist Adam Hann, drummer George Daniel, and bassist Ross MacDonald, is in Manila for a series of concerts at the Ayala Malls—and FN was lucky enough to have an intimate interview with the lads!
After sitting down with the boys from Manchester, we can say that they're all charming and articulate (Matty especially!). The question we posed to them ("What qualities do you think makes a woman sexy?") was met with laughs and jests, but their answers proved that they're like any regular guy when it comes to dating and relationships.
Keep reading to find out what Adam, George, Matty, and Ross had to share!
FN: What qualities do you think makes a woman sexy?
Matty: Being forward. Asking questions like that. It's confidence, isn't it? Whatever type of person you are, if you see that in somebody else, that's very attractive, isn't it? The idea of narcissism, of mirroring oneself. So I like it.
George: You like girls that remind you of you?
Matty: Yeah, a little bit! (laughs) We like a challenge. I like girls who don't know who I am. That's my favorite kind of girl, because it goes back to normal. Because now, everywhere we go, we go somewhere because of the band. We don't have days off. So every girl you meet knows who you are because of the band. I think it's sexy when girls aren't really interested. It's the chase, isn't it? It's what everybody likes.
Adam: The thing I really like about the girl I'm seeing at the moment is you can have a conversation [with her]. She has interesting things to say.
Matty: God, this is all we ever hear. He's so in love with this girl. She's really cool though.
Adam: She's very intelligent. She's like one of the cleverest people you'll ever know.
George: I like massive curly hair.
Matty: We like blonde afros. That seems to be a thing. But that's a very physical kind of thing. We're trying to be a bit more romantic, but a blonde afro will do.
George: I'd like to meet a girl who cares about politics, but I've never met one.
Matty: You've never met one? [You're] hanging around the wrong circles, hanging out with us lot. Where are we going to meet girls that like politics?
George: Humanist girls.
Matty: Yeah, yeah, a proper humanitarian. But they're not gonna go for a drummer in a band. They're gonna go for some dude who works for Greenpeace who lives in Brighton.
Catch The 1975 exclusively at Ayala Malls on March 28, 4:00 p.m. at Market! Market! and 7:00 p.m. at Glorietta; and March 29, 4:00 p.m. at Fairview Terraces and 7:00 p.m. at TriNoma.
(Photos by Mike Dee)