Essay Band 5 Seconds

This article is about the band. For their 2014 album, see 5 Seconds of Summer (album).

5 Seconds of Summer (often abbreviated as 5SOS) are an Australian pop rock band from Sydney, New South Wales, formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on their Take Me Home Tour.

In early 2014, the band released "She Looks So Perfect" as its debut single, which topped the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The self-titled debut studio album was released in June 2014, which peaked at number one in 11 countries and followed by a live album titled LiveSOS. The band released their second album Sounds Good Feels Good in October 2015 and followed up with the release of a live documentary DVD called How Did We End Up Here.

On 2 December 2016, the band announced the release of their B-sides and rarities previously unavailable worldwide under the title This Is Everything We Ever Said to celebrate their fifth anniversary as a band.


2011–2012: Origin and debut

5 Seconds of Summer began in 2011 when Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, and Calum Hood, who all attended Norwest Christian College, started posting videos of themselves performing covers of popular songs together on Hemmings' YouTube channel. Hemmings' first video, a cover of Mike Posner's "Please Don't Go", was posted on the 3rd February in 2011. Their cover of Chris Brown's "Next to You" received over 600,000 hits.[1] In December 2011, they were joined by drummer Ashton Irwin,[2] and the four-man lineup was completed.[3]

The band attracted interest from major music labels and publishers and signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV Music Publishing.[4] Despite having had no promotion apart from on Facebook and Twitter,[4] their first music release, an EP entitled Unplugged, reached number 3 on the iTunes chart in Australia[4] and the Top 20 in both New Zealand and Sweden. Their international following increased significantly once again when One Direction member Louis Tomlinson posted the link to their YouTube video of their song "Gotta Get Out", stating that he'd been a fan of 5 Seconds of Summer "for a while". 5 Seconds of Summer were once again the subject of interest for One Direction following the release of their first single, "Out of My Limit", on 19 November 2012, this time with Niall Horan tweeting the link to the video clip.

5 Seconds of Summer spent the second half of 2012 writing and developing their sound with Christian Lo Russo and Joel Chapman of Australian band Amy Meredith, with whom they wrote two of the songs that feature on their second EP Somewhere New: "Beside You" and "Unpredictable".[5] The EP was also co-produced by Joel Chapman. 5 Seconds of Summer released their first single "Out of My Limit" on 19 November 2012, with the video clip for the song receiving over 100,000 views within the first 24 hours.[6] In December 2012, the boys embarked on a songwriting trip to London, where they wrote with various artists including McFly,[7] Roy Stride of Scouting for Girls, Nick Hodgson of Kaiser Chiefs,[8]Jamie Scott,[9]Jake Gosling, Steve Robson and James Bourne of Busted.[10]

2013–2014: 5 Seconds of Summer and LiveSOS

On 14 February 2013, it was announced that 5 Seconds of Summer would support One Direction on their worldwide Take Me Home Tour.[11] The tour kicked off at the O2 Arena in London on 23 February 2013, and 5 Seconds of Summer joined One Direction for shows in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, including seven shows at Allphones Arena in 5 Seconds of Summer's home town of Sydney.[12] Whilst on a break from the Take Me Home Tour, 5 Seconds of Summer returned home to Australia where they played a National headlining tour, with all dates selling out within minutes. It was around this time when the band began to gain popularity and become more well-known.[13] On 21 November 2013, the band announced that they had signed to Capitol Records.[14]

On 5 February 2014, 5 Seconds of Summer listed their debut major label single "She Looks So Perfect" for pre-order on the iTunes Store.

The connection between 5SOS and One Direction extends to both artists being managed by London-based Modest Management. This has led to 5SOS being called a boy band in the media.[15] Members of the band have said the group is not a boy band.[16] Unlike many boy bands, they write their own songs, play their own instruments, and they are not primarily a dance group.[17] Nevertheless, the band has attracted a fanatic following of girls much like other boy bands.[18] Ashton Irwin has compared the band's female following to Fall Out Boy which also has a sizable female fanbase. John Feldmann, frontman of Goldfinger and producer on 5 Seconds of Summer, attributes 5 Seconds of Summer's fanbase to "a fundamental change in the pop punk demo[graphic]", mentioning its gradual shift away from the majority-male audiences of early 1990s pop punk acts such as Blink-182 and Green Day.[19]

On 5 March, it was announced that 5 Seconds of Summer would join One Direction again, supporting them on their 2014 Where We Are Tour in the US, Canada, UK and Europe.[20] On 9 April 2014, their third EP She Looks So Perfect debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200.[21]

In late March 2014, "She Looks So Perfect" was released in UK. Despite only one day on top in the British iTunes store and ending its week in the lower end of the top 10, 5 Seconds of Summer became only the fourth Australian band to have a UK number-one single, and the first to do so in 14 years.[22]

On 9 May, they released their second single, "Don't Stop". It debuted at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, 3,000 behind Ella Henderson's "Ghost".[23]Billboard said 'In the vein of Green Day's "She" and Blink-182's "All The Small Things," "Don't Stop" is 5SOS' bid for a deceptively charming pop-punk anthem, with lyrics that are stickily sweet in their awkward flirtatiousness. The bridge could be more polished, but that hook is a highlight of the whole album'.[24] It peaked at 1 in 4 countries and was in the top 10 for 8 countries overall.

On 13 May, the band announced that their debut self-titled album would be released on 27 June 2014 in Europe and Australia, with other releases coming later. The album won a Kerrang! award; Luke Hemmings said it was a real honour to win one, as all the band's idols are in Kerrang!.[25] The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Chart and peaked at No. 1 in 13 countries as well as the Top 10 in 26 countries. On 15 June 2015, the band released their fourth EP Don't Stop, which was not available to purchase in the USA, Canada and Mexico.[26]

On 15 July, the band released their third single, "Amnesia", which was the only song not written by the band members themselves, but by Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, an American pop punk band. Billboard said of the track, "With a surprisingly affecting vocal performance and the most searing lyrics on the album, new single "Amnesia" establishes itself as 5 Seconds of Summer's successful Serious Pose. Taking older listeners back to the relative heartache of dissolving high school romance, "Amnesia" demonstrates the versatility of 5SOS, and one wonders why it's buried at the end of the group's debut album."[24] On 5 September 2014, they released their fifth EP Amnesia, but not available in America and Mexico.[27]

On 12 October, the band released their fourth single, "Good Girls", and the music video logged over two million views within 48 hours, making it their highest debut to date.[28] On 16 November 2014, they released their sixth EP Good Girls and become number one on UK iTunes Chart.[29] The band released a cover song "What I Like About You" by American rock band The Romantics as the first single from their live album LIVESOS.[30]

The band released their first live album, LiveSOS, on 15 December 2014.[31]

2015–present: Sounds Good Feels Good and upcoming third studio album

In May 2015, the band embarked their first headlining tour "Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour" of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America.[32][33][34] On 17 July 2015, 5 Seconds of Summer released the first single "She's Kinda Hot" from their upcoming second studio album.

On 12 August 2015, the band announced that their second studio album is called Sounds Good Feels Good. It was released worldwide on 23 October 2015. On 28 August 2015, the band released their seventh EP She's Kinda Hot in UK and Ireland only.[35] On 9 October 2015 the band released "Hey Everybody!" as the second single from the album.

On 9 October 2015, the band announced their Sounds Live Feels Live World Tour that was to be held in 2016 with dates in Asia, the UK, Ireland, and North America announced so far.[36]

The band released a music video for "Jet Black Heart" on 17 December 2015 featuring fans.

On 3 June 2016, the band announced their next single "Girls Talk Boys". This song is included on the Ghostbusters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). It was released on 15 July 2016.[37]

In 2016, the band embarked on a world tour named Sounds Live Feels Live World Tour, which included stadiums and arenas, sold out to capacity. They are currently working on new material for their upcoming album, announced to be released in 2017. On January 13, 2017, "Take What You Want" featuring them was released from Japanese rock band One Ok Rock eighth studio album, Ambitions.[38]

On 22 February 2018, the band released the single "Want You Back" and announced a 2018 tour.[39][40]

Hi or Hey Records

On 27 January 2014, 5SOS announced that they would be setting up their own label, Hi or Hey Records.[41]

On the Hi or Hey Records website, the band explained that not only would they be releasing all of their music through Hi or Hey Records in conjunction with Capitol Records, but they would also be signing a roster of their own bands and releasing them via the label.[42]

On 24 March 2015, the label signed pop rock band Hey Violet.[43]

Musical style and influences

5 Seconds of Summer's musical style has been described as pop rock,[44][45][46][47]pop punk,[48][44][49][50]power pop,[51][52] and pop.[53][54]Rolling Stone magazine called them "emo-gone-pop".[55] Matt Collar of AllMusic found reminiscent of "'90s punk-pop" and "2000s boy band pop" into their sound.[56]John Feldmann of Goldfinger stated "this is the best pop-punk band I've ever heard".[57] They cite McFly, Blink-182, All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Green Day, My Chemical Romance,[58][59]Boys Like Girls and Busted as their influences.[60][61]

Band members

  • Michael Clifford – lead and rhythm guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Ashton Irwin – drums, keyboards, vocals


Main article: 5 Seconds of Summer discography



  • Mini Australian Tour (2012)
  • Twenty Twelve Tour[62] (June 2012)
  • First New Zealand Show[63] (3 November 2012)
  • Pants Down Tour (2013) (Australia)
  • UK Tour[64] (February & March 2014)
  • 5 Countries 5 Days European Tour[65] (March & April 2014) (Sweden, Germany, France, Italy & Spain)
  • Stars, Stripes and Maple Syrup Tour (April 2014) (North America)
  • There's No Place Like Home Tour (May 2014) (Australia)[66]
  • Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour (May – September 2015) (UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada)[32][33][34]
  • Sounds Live Feels Live World Tour (2016) (Asia, UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia)[67]
  • 5SOS III Tour (2018)

Opening act

See also


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5 Seconds of Summer performing at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia on 30 April 2014
5 Seconds of Summer at the ARIA Music Awards of 2014. From left to right: Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, and Michael Clifford

Luke Hemmings

Michael Clifford

Calum Hood

Ashton Irwin

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Maybe you've seen the name, maybe they're a complete mystery to you, but one thing is for certain: 5 Seconds of Summer are here, and they're huge.

Feel a little behind the curve? No sweat, it's never too late to get into our handy guide, your exclusive map to navigating the boys from down under's world. Here's what you need to know, now:

1. They're Australian. That's right, folks. Like One Direction, these guys aren't from America ... so they have adorable accents. 

2. They're super young. Younger than Justin Bieber and 1D. Frontman Luke Hemmings is 19, guitarist Michael Clifford is 19, bassist Calum Hood is 19 and drummer Ashton Irwin is 21.

3. They're not a boy band...sort of. 5SOS refer to themselves as a rock band, because, well, they're a rock band! They each play an instrument and write their own songs. They've collaborated with Busted, McFly and Kaiser Chiefs, and have recently been seen in studio with Good Charlotte's Madden Brothers, Sum 41, Simple Plan, Katy Perry/Kesha songwriter Bonnie McKee and more. But considering them a boy band? That's a point of contention: Pop-punk purists often write them off for their fashion choices and famous friends, while boy band–obsessed girls often aren't familiar with 5SOS' '90s influences. Can they be both? Somewhere in between? Maybe Paramore's Hayley Williams has the answer...

4. They met at school. The band started in 2011 when Hemmings started posting cover videos on YouTube. The others joined after meeting at Norwest Christian College in Sydney, and the rest is history.

5. In the beginning, they weren't perceived well back home in Australia. Teenage pop-punk bands aren't very common in their native Sydney, where underground, alternative music is normally singer/songwriter stuff or metal and metalcore a la Bullet For My Valentine.

6. Most of them are tattooed. Yes, ladies, your new bad boy obsession is here! Luke Hemmings might be the only angel in the crew but it's only a matter of time before that changes, am I right?

7. They're obsessed with late '90s/mid-aughts pop-punk. The guys cite All Time Low, Green Day, Boys Like Girls and Blink-182 as major influences...and have you seen who they're writing with for album two? 

More:Is This A One Direction Or 5 Seconds Of Summer Lyric?

8. Luke Hemmings is the Harry Styles of the group. Unsurprisingly, the lead singer is everyone's favorite. He's also the youngest, the same age as most of his fans.

9. They all have distinct personalities. Michael is the loud, crazy, punk one. Calum is reserved and sweet (and a surprising party animal), Ashton is the talkative drummer and often second-place heartthrob, coming up on Luke, the de facto frontman.

10. Drummer Ashton Irwin is the best musician in the group. His father was a drummer as well, playing in Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd cover bands. Irwin used to cut swim practice to play in his first two bands, Swallow the Goldfish and Stuck in Reverse. He was also the last to join the band, and when he did, he made them practice six times a week. Dedication!

11. 1D's Niall Horan is credited with discovering them. The young singer found the boys' covers on YouTube, and the connection between the two groups was undeniable. Later, Louis Tomlinson tweeted, "Been a fan of this band for a while, everyone get behind them" with a link to the video for "Gotta Get Out." 5SOS now share management with 1D.

12. They weren't One Direction fans in the beginning. When they were first asked to open the U.K., U.S. and Australian legs of the Take Me Hour Tour, Luke said no, Calum was less hesitant and Michael wanted to hold out and try and score a spot on the 2013 Warped Tour. Ashton was on board, though!

13. In 2014, they wrote the song of summer. No pun intended? It's called "She Looks So Perfect." It's a sunny pop-punk number with a chorus of "She looks so perfect standing there / In my American Apparel underwear." The video is something of a treat too: the band get people of all shapes and sizes to disrobe in public places while they remain clothed. A bit of a Jimmy Eat World"The Middle" moment? Or Blink-182's "What's My Age Again?" The track even caught the attention of Ed Sheeran, who covered the song.

14. But they also write ballads. "Amnesia" is the band's second single from their debut album, and it's more 1D than straightforward pop-punk. No "hey hey hey" choruses here.

15. They hope someone starts an all-girl version of their band. Get on it, ladies!

More:Which 5 Seconds Of Summer Member Are You?

16. Their follow-up tracks have been just as great! There's the ultra-catchy, Blink-182-meets-One-Direction second single "Don't Stop," soccer season's perfect pop anthem "Hearts Upon Our Sleeve," their flawless cover of Green Day's "American Idiot," and the naughty hit "Good Girls." Their last single was a cover of the Romantics' classic "What I Like About You," and while we wait for a second album, they've started performing a new jam, "Permanent Vacation," live.

17. Did we mention that they're, like, already massive? The boys only have three EPs out and they've already charted in their native Australia, as well as New Zealand, Malaysia, Spain, Brazil and Argentina. The She Looks So Perfect EP hit No. 1 in the UK and No. 1 in the U.S. after previously trailing behind the ineffable Frozen soundtrack. Their first album, 5 Seconds of Summer, went No. 1 stateside (they bumped "Weird Al" from the top spot!) and in twelve other countries. Their sophomore release is scheduled to drop this fall and it's only a matter of time before these guys are totally unavoidable.

18. The band's first record features amazing collaborations. Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, Goldfinger frontman John Feldmann and Good Charlotte are involved, just to name a few friends and conspirators.

19. 5 Seconds fans call the band "5SOS," pronounced "5-Sauce." And the fandom is simply called "5SOSFam." Fingers crossed "Summer Stans" takes over some day...

20. They have their own record label. It's called Hi or Hey Records, and it's the reason the incredible Pizza cassette exists. Their first signing is Hey Violet (formerly Cherry Bomb) a Los Angeles-based band that's soon to embark on a summer tour with the guys.

21. They toured with One Direction last summer and the summer before that. We can't stress just how close these guys are! Maybe too close—Harry Styles once "pranked" the boys by running into their tour bus completely nude and knocking stuff over. While they pride themselves on being bratty punk kids, don't expect to hear any cursing on the tour. "We just don't ever say f*ck onstage," Ashton told Billboard. Luke Hemmings agrees adding, "At our own show we talk a lot of sh-t." Respecting 1D's audience? Swoon city.

22. This year they've embarked on their first ever headlining arena tour. That's right! Europe and Australia was in the Spring, their North American dates start in mid-July. Dates here.

23. They're already working on their second full-length. Yeehaw! They shared the information via Twitter Tuesday night, August 19, writing "Off to write some more with John and Roy! Wanna make this second album epic for you guys :)" We can't wait! In fact, we're already documenting every detail. Click here for the 411.

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