The 1975 have posted a teaser countdown to their website, with the clock set to strike zero at 6pm on Thursday, October 8.
The Manchester rockers have a history of teasing across their social media, having led some fans to believe they were calling it quits when they posted cryptic messages and then shut down their accounts back in June. The accounts were brought back the following evening, complete with rebranded pink band imagery, and alongside the announcement of a new tour.
The 'statement' posted by frontman Matt Healy in advance of the social media shutdown in comic book form, read:
"Our projected identity must change not only visually but philosophically – how do you do that? Firstly we must reclaim our identity & repossess our control of it… Until then there won’t be any pop music or dancing with long hair."
It continues: "The hardest part of any relationship is to say goodbye. As much as we might like things to stay the same, change is an inevitable part of life. We can't simply go on forever – always staying the same, never evolving. So we must leave, with a parting 'we love you' – we are already gone."