The 1975 are tipped to win a string of gongs at the Brit Awards this week.
And the celebrations could be a tame affair as the band’s frontman Matt Healy admits he is trying to stop taking drugs.
The rocker is a recovering heroin addict and admits his next record is his first as a sober(ish) man.
Matt, 29, says: “I have just made a record without doing it [drugs] all of the time. So that was an experience and that was a challenge.
“I have now started touring without doing it all of the time. That’s a challenge.
“But you have just got to take it day by day because you will just freak yourself out.”
He says he used drugs “primarily to go to sleep” but that they turned him into a liar.
He explains: “I am very, very lucky there is not a lot of people around me who allow stuff like hard drug use. That is really annoying when you are a drug addict.
“But it also makes you reflect.
“You just end up lying and being a version of yourself. But that is part of the sickness.
“You convince yourself and have all these different types of logic.”
The 1975 are nominated for Best Group and Best Album at the Brits.
And Matt, who is the son of Tim Healy and Denise Welch, says that his job regularly “blows my mind”.
Speaking on Swedish chat show Skavlan, he adds: “You are essentially striving to connect with 10,000 individuals every night.
“And that does not play lightly on me.
“It does not wash over me that easily.
It kind of blows my mind quite a lot.”
Still, I’m still sure their performance will blow my mind on Wednesday.
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