This article was written par fanpop guest contributor Kailyn T.
If you’ve seen Hot Chelle Rae ou One Direction in concert, then toi have probably already seen Australian pop rock band 5 secondes of Summer perform live. This up-and-coming boy band released their She Looks So Perfect EP in March of 2014, which ended up debuting in the number 2 spot on the Billboard 200 charts, right behind the soundtrack for Frozen!
Here are some reasons why we think you’ll soon be swooning over the guys from 5 secondes of Summer (Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, and Ashton Irwin) - if toi aren’t already, that is.
1. They have some pretty interesting musical influences
It’s fitting that the boys have opened for a band like Hot Chelle Rae because their musical influences fit right in with that style of music. The boys cite such bands as Blink-182, Mayday Parade, and Boys Like Girls as some of the artists who have had a significant effect on their music.
2. They’re close with each other
According to Michael, who plays guitare for the band and also provides some of the vocal work, the band would be called “Bromance” if they didn’t already have their name as a celebration of their friendship. They’ve even a dit they “can’t live without” one another. (Interesting side-note: Michael has also been referred to as being the “sassiest” member of the group.)
3. They could save toi during a zombie attack - well, at least Michael could
The group agrees that Michael is the one toi would want to stick par during a zombie attack because he’s the “ultimate gamer,” meaning that he would know exactly what to do. Bad news if you’re a Luke fan, though - le batteur, batteur Ashton has a dit that he would expect Luke to die first during an undead outbreak. What the heck, Michael, toi wouldn’t use your expert survival skills to save your buddy and the lead singer of your band? Tsk tsk.
4. They l’amour animaux - especially dogs
Both Luke and Ashton have dogs. Luke’s dog’s name is Molly, while Ashton’s dog is named Indie.
5. Calum does most of the écriture for the group
basse, bass guitare player Calum is a dit to be the one who writes the most songs out of everyone else in the group. So if there’s one song in particular that really touches your cœur, coeur with its lyrics, toi may just be a Calum fan deep down without even knowing it. toi can always check the liner notes on the album to see who has written which songs.
6. They’re pretty successful for a band that’s just starting out
When tickets go on sale for 5 secondes of Summer, websites tend to crash from the amount of fans who are scrambling to get their seats. The band’s first single, “Out of My Limit,” garnered over 100,000 vues within the first 24 hours of its being posté to YouTube, and it is now up to about 3.5 million vues at the time of this printing.
7. They appreciate their fans
This one’s a biggie and a must-have for every artist. The biggest turn-off is when a band doesn’t appreciate their fans. The guys of 5 secondes of Summer have a dit that the best part of being in the band is the chance to meet their fans. Sure, some bands may say that to pay lip service to their fans and keep them buying their albums, but toi can see in several vidéos on YouTube the amount of time these guys spend with their fans, hugging, taking pictures, and signing autographs.
8. Michael and Calum’s first concert was their own
We can practically hear the “awwws” now. Michael and Calum had never been to a concert before they started putting on their own shows as a band. Does opening for a band and then watching that band perform after toi count toward your total number of concerts? If so, then that number is probably going to change for these boys pretty soon.
9. The guys of One Direction are big fans too!
One plus reason to justify your already cemented l’amour for One Direction: Louis and Niall both tweeted 5 secondes of Summer’s musique to their many fans, which helped to increase the latter’s global, ensemble popularity on social media.
10. They're the opening act for One Direction's new tour
5SOS will be opening for One Direction's 2014 North American Tour "Where We Are" which starts in Toronto on August 1st! If you're lucky enough to get tickets toi get to see two amazing bands for the price of one.
Alright Fanpoppers and 5SOSFam, let us know toi l’amour about 5SOS in the comments.