5 Seconds of Summer

Australian band makes pop-punk mainstream

This summer was filled with many new obsessions, like dumping ice on your head and buying more clothes that are originally from the 80s; however, the music scene had a different type of breakout star. Four boys from Sydney, Australia have made their way into the eyes of the public with their self-titled debut album, “5 Seconds of Summer.” More importantly, these boys have brought pop-punk music back onto mainstream radio stations, and even back onto award shows. The band consists of Luke Hemmings (lead vocals/guitar), Michael “Mikey” Clifford (guitar), Calum Hood (bass/vocals), and Ashton Irwin (drums). These 18 and 20-year-old guys have been making their mark on the billboard charts and radio stations around the world.