In 2010, Jamie Oborne was almost certain that the scrappy Manchester band he was managing, The 1975, was going to get a major label deal. At least, that’s the way the band’s frontman Matthew Healy tells the story to me over FaceTime. “Every single record label came out to hear us play,” Healy says, calling from a hotel room in Philadelphia. “And they all passed on it, because they didn't really get it.” 

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