Music

5 Seconds of Summer

 

5  Seconds of Summer recently released their self-titled album.  This is one of the reasons they’ve become famous. Since they’re really close friends with the members of One Direction, their way to the red carpet has begun. 5 Seconds of Summer was the support act on the world tour of One Direction, which also caused that they became quite popular.

 

Luke Hemmings, one of the members of 5 seconds of Summer, was the one who started the band. He was the first of the boys to upload covers of bands like Green Day. His friends Calum Hood and Michael Clifford became a part of his youtube channel and it didn’t last long before they could call themselves a band. Their cover of Next To You by Chris Brown was watched more than 60.000 times. November 11th 2011 Ashton Irwin joined their group as drummer. A lot of producers became interested in their music and they signed a contract with Sony ATV Music Publishing. Their first EP called Unplugged became number 3 in the iTunes chart in Australia. One Direction posted a link to their video twice on their twitter or facebook, which made those video’s famous, and the band itself too.

 

They have released five EP’s and one album in two years time.  Six of their songs are released as singles and are very popular. Especially the song ‘She Looks So Perfect’: on 5 February 2014, the song was made available for pre-order on iTunes. Within two days, it had reached the number one on iTunes in 39 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland.

‘She Looks So Perfect’  debuted at number three on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, being kept off the top spot by Clean Bandit's "Rather Be" and Pharrell Williams's "Happy". It also debuted at number one on the Irish Singles Chart on 27 March 2014. On 30 March, it debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart with about 94,000 copies sold in first week.

 

They’re getting more and more famous every day and the number of fans is still growing. Although their music is called punk-pop, a lot of it is just categorized as pop. Their fans are looking forward to the day they’ll get more famous than ever.

 

Eefje Kremers and Suzy Vissers