5 Seconds of Summer. The Unauthorized Biography by Joe Allan

By Joe Allan

The biography of the most well liked new Australian band taking the pop global by way of hurricane. Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton became an in a single day sensation, topping the charts in fifty-one international locations and promoting out their first US solo journey in precisely 5 mins. From their humble beginnings posting video clips in their songs on YouTube to aiding One path on travel and freeing their first album, the previous 12 months has been a roller-coaster trip for the lads. five Seconds of summer season: The Unauthorized Biography explores the early lives and backgrounds of the lads, their choice to realize popularity, traveling with One path and dealing with unexpected overseas popularity. this is often the tale of 4 gifted, enjoyable and down-to-earth boys who refuse to be referred to as simply one other boy band, and is a must have for any 5SOS fan.

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In truth, like the other members of the band, Michael has very little time for anything except eating and sleeping outside of their busy work schedule, but when the moment allows, he will always make time for his game console and his computer. His obsession with Twitter is legendary – there’s a reason why a huge proportion of his time on the road is spent complaining about the lack of Wi-Fi in hotel rooms – but it’s not something he shares with his mother, Karen. ’ Of all the boys, Michael seems to have the greatest desire to see the band move towards a more ‘serious’ rock sound as their careers progress.

In their online video introductions, Luke reinforces the idea Calum is easygoing, stating, ‘He is always relaxed in the most stressful situations,’ while Ashton praises the fact Calum is ‘always up for some adventure’. Michael, on the other hand, jokingly insists Calum is ‘actually the weirdest person in the band but refuses to admit it’. All the boys comment on Calum’s physical appearance, calling him ‘streamline’, ‘hairless’, ‘a cuddly little bear’ and perhaps somewhat disturbingly, ‘like a naked mole-rat’.

They all shared a love of 1990s American pop-punk and rock acts such as Blink-182, Fall Out Boy and Green Day, so it was obvious any group they might dream of forming would be inspired by these bands’ sounds. ’ Ashton explained this idea: ‘I used to be weird about saying that, but one of my favourite bands are Paramore and they say that they’re their own favourite band. ’ It became clear very early on that while 5 Seconds of Summer’s sound might end up being a mix of very different styles, incorporating not only the rock elements of their best-loved bands, but also some of their less conventional preferences, they were going to make their music their own way.

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