Luke. Michael. Calum. Ashton: the four boys that make up 5 Seconds of Summer, the hot Australian pop rock band who have captured our hearts! Their #1 single “She Looks So Perfect” released earlier this year and got us super excited for their self-titled debut album, DROPPING TODAY! We’re so psyched, we’re doubling our usual Top 5 list with 10 fun facts about the band!
1. 5 Seconds of Summer first formed on April 3, 2011. They sang covers of popular songs on their YouTube channel, which helped them build a fan base. Ashton joined them in December of that year and the band became what it is today. Since then, their tours with One Direction have sky rocketed them to international fame.
2. Their first big U.S. performance was at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Kendall Jenner messed up their introduction by starting to call the boys “One…” for One Direction! They still put on a killer performance despite this mix up on live TV!
3. 5 Seconds of Summer are going on a solo tour in May and June 2015, called the Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour. The tour will hit UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
4. Speaking of socks, the boys have admitted that they very rarely wear matching socks. Could this start a new fashion trend?
5. All four boys are single! They don’t look for princesses or beauty queens, so put away your tiara. Luke says he wants a girl with a casual style and a love of music. His idea of a perfect date includes going to the beach. Sign. Us. Up!
6. Calum is an Aquarius born in January, and Michael is a Scorpio born in November. Luke and Ashton both share the starsign of Cancer. They are both July babies! Happy Belated Birthday boys!
7. According to Michael, other names they thought of for the band included “Bromance” and “The Powerpuff Blokes.” They came up with the name “5 Seconds of Summer” while they were in math class. Looks like they found the perfect equation!
8. Some of their biggest musical inspirations are Blink 182, Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Mayday Parade, and solo artist Ed Sheeran.
9. They love when fans have a Twitter name that has 5SOS in it!
10. Luke’s favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream, and pizza with pepperoni is the best food ever to him! Calum’s fave food is pizza too, but his toppings include ham and pineapple. Michael love McDonalds and his favorite chocolate is a Cadbury twirl. Ashton like Banana Milkshakes! YUM!!