- 11 Apr 23
The news comes as The 1975 embark upon the Australian leg of their At Their Very Best tour.
Dirty Hit Limited is the private limited company associated with the independent British record label Dirty Hit, which represents The 1975.
The label was founded in 2009 by Jamie Oborne, alongside Brian Smith and the late English footballer, Ugo Ehiogu. The 1975– managed by Oborne– were the first to sign to Dirty Hit, alongside English singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich.
Healy was appointed as a director in December 2018, behind the label’s Ed Blow, and held the position until his termination on April 4th. No public statements have been released about the recent termination, but Pitchfork was assured "the move is administrative in nature."
Records show that Ehiogu and Smith also had their positions terminated in 2017, but Smith was eventually reappointed as a director in 2018 and continues to hold the position.
All of the 1975's music has been released in conjunction with Dirty Hit, and the group continues to be listed on the label's website. Healy, in particular, has worked closely with the other the acts signed to the label, collaborating with Beabadoobee, Rina Sawayama, No Rome, Blackstarkids, and Japanese House.
In February 2019 it was announced that The 1975 had renewed their arrangement with the company, signing a new three-album deal.
“The 1975 extended their deal with Dirty Hit, The 1975 are with Dirty Hit for a long time,” Oborne told Music Week. “They are Dirty Hit, so of course they’d extend. The 1975 had a three-album deal and they’ve extended it for another three albums, which is amazing. Myself and the boys, we were so happy.”
The band is currently on the Australian leg of their At Their Very Best tour, playing tonight at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena. The tour corresponds with their October 2022 record Being Funny In A Foreign Language.
The group will perform at St. Anne's park in Dublin June 7th, and Musgrave Park in Cork on June 13th.
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