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 gotten a number of hits that belongs to them including She Looks So Perfect. With the discharge of their second album Sounds Good Feels Good, Luke revealed to Rolling Stone which other artists have influenced their sound – with INXS near the top of the list. Check Jet Black Heart sheet music here.
“Being an Australian band, they’re important to me,” Luke said. “Seeing a band range from the middle of nowhere in Perth, Australia, to playing stadiums worldwide is pretty incredible. They type of invented a different song, really. They were way in advance of their time. When I focus on them now, I’m still amazed they could sound the direction they did.
“Michael Hutchence can be an incredible frontman and also a huge relation to me. I really love Mystify and New Sensation.”
American bands Good Charlotte and Green Day also designed a big affect the group. 5SOS always wear an energetic show because of their fans, and Luke admits they want to be like the American Idiot performers specifically.
“Just where did they play live plus the energy they provide for a show is incredible,” he continued. “They will surely command a full stadium. After American Idiot arrived, I went back and viewed the other ones; I was pretty young at this point. But with American Idiot, the direction they made that huge statement was pretty bad**s. I still love that band. As a band, Green Day may well be (5 Seconds of Summer’s) favourite. The band’s favourite band.”