enters the Billboard chart this week at #2
Spotify online listen
3.5 of 5.0 from alterthepress
pretty skimpy but you gotta start somewhere
pop boy band to me
but the review says they're not
opening for One Direction so........
artist website - http://5sos-official.tumblr.com/
Bio - from allmusic
Australian rock band 5 Seconds to Summer make ebullient, high-energy music that straddles the line between '90s punk-pop and 1000s boy-band pop. Formed in 2011, the band features fellow Norwest Christian College grads Luke Hemmings (lead vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (guitar/vocals), Calum Hood (bass/vocals), and Ashton Irwin (drums/vocals). The band uploaded several videos to Youtube and quickly caught the attention of Sony, who signed the band to a publishing deal. In 2012, 5 Seconds to Summer released two EPs including Unplugged and Somewhere New. The following year, the band received a further boost after they were asked to open for Britain's One Direction on tour. That same year they signed a record deal with Capitol, and in 2014, 5 Seconds to Summer released their third EP, She Looks So Perfect.
Album Review - from alterthepress
Before we proceed, letís get one thing clear: this band is not a boy band. They are boys, in a band, but most certainly not a boy band. They
play their own instruments, they donít dance and their influences are more commonly found within the pages of Alternative Press and Kerrang! as
opposed to Tiger Beat and Bop. So any boy band stigma that may be tied to their name due to who they have opened for and will be opening for,
needs to be left right at the door. This is not the next step in the boy band resurrection; this is 5 Seconds Of Summer, the She Looks So
Perfect EP is their introduction, and itís a pretty damn good one.
The EP kicks off with the title track, ready and willing to be the tune of the summer with its guitar driven melody and a chorus so catchy,
youíll be singing along after just one listen. "She Looks So Perfect" is arguably the star of the show, but follow-up track "Heartache On The
Big Screen" certainly has its attractions. With a little less pop sweetness than the previous track, "Heartache On The Big Screen" feels a lot
more like we can expect from the four Aussies as opposed to the radio ready "She Looks So Perfect." Itís edgier with a little less polish, but
all the same catchiness as its predecessor and a hint of pop/rock a lŠ the Ď00s. Things slow down with "The Only Reason," a good track when
standing alone, but one that is lost after the catchiness of the upbeat tracks that it follows.
Honestly, the only downfall to the bandís first US release is the cover of The Romantics' What I Like About You," which, to be frank, only fills
up space where they very well could have placed another original song or a previous cover that showcased their talent far better. (Say, their
take on Blink-182ís "I Miss You.")
While this isnít a perfect release, that really isnít the point of this EP. The point is hidden in the underlying potential. These boys have so
much coming into their own to do, that with this being their starting point, they are bound to be something great. If this is what theyíve given
us in four songs, we can only imagine what it will sound like when itís 10-12 in a full release, or even a couple years from now. No, this isnít
the next act of the boy band era, but rather the start of a new wave of pop/rock - a wave that was desperately needed in a genre that has been
feeling a little stale.
since we've done the single twice here's something else:
1. She Looks So Perfect
2. Heartache On The Big Screen
3. The Only Reason
4. That's What I Like About You