5 Seconds of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford has explained why the band’s latest single ‘She’s Kinda Hot‘ sounds just like My Chemical Romance’s 2006 song ‘Teenagers’.

Following the track’s release a few weeks ago, fans of both bands talked about the similarities. According to Clifford though, the comparisons are as a result of “12-bar blues”.

“I think it could be in the same key likewise,” Clifford told Billboard. People were like, ‘You guys should sound a lot more like My Chemical Romance.’ Then we do could be seen as My Chemical Romance and the ones are like, ‘Why the f*** do you seem like My Chemical Romance?’ Ugh!”

My Chemical Romance

The Sydney group scooped the award for Worst Band for the NME Awards 2015 in Austin, Texas. Nominees included The 1975, One Direction, U2 and Bastille, but ultimately, readers determined the relative newcomers, who released their self-titled debut album this past year.

Clifford loved Twitter in reaction, posting: “Won the NME worst band award. I’m so damn happy today. thx to everyone who voted.”

She’s Kinda Hot

Check their newest song ‘Fly away‘.

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