Pop band 5 Seconds of Summer believe fellow Aussie group INXS was “way in front of their time”.
The four-piece is made of Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin. Since getting their big break supporting One Direction on its Take Me Home tour, the boys have experienced a number of hits of their very own including She Looks So Perfect. With the relieve their second album Sounds Good Feels Good, Luke revealed to Rolling Stone which other artists have influenced their sound – with INXS towards the top of the list.
“Being an Australian band, they’re vital to me,” Luke said. “Seeing a band change from the middle of nowhere in Perth, Australia, to playing stadiums around the globe is pretty incredible. They form of invented a brand new song, really. They were way in advance of their time. When I tune in to them now, I’m still amazed that they can could sound that they did. Check Hey Everybody sheet music here.
“Michael Hutchence is surely an incredible frontman plus a huge impact on me. I really love Mystify and New Sensation.”
American bands Good Charlotte and Green Day also produced big affect the group. 5SOS always wear an energetic show for fans, and Luke admits they wish to be like the American Idiot performers particularly.
“Just how they play live and also the energy they provide a show is incredible,” he continued. “They really can command an entire stadium. After American Idiot was released, I went back and looked over the other ones; I was pretty young at this point. But with American Idiot, that they made that huge statement was pretty bad**s. I still love that band. As a band, Green Day might be (5 Seconds of Summer’s) favourite. The band’s favourite band.”