5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop rock band.
5 Seconds of Summer began in December 2011 when Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford and Calum Hood,
who all attended Norwest Christian College, started posting videos of themselves performing
covers of popular songs together on YouTube.
Also known as
Blink-182, All Time Low, Ed Sheeran, Mayday Parade, Boys Like Girls and Busted
Michael Clifford explained:
"I suggested the name and everyone hated it! I wanted to make a name where everyone could put their name into it, and it has a cool abbreviation."
"There's nothing symbolic about it unfortunately. Normally we tell people we fought with dragons and
stuff. We'll come up with a cool story and get back to you."
Luke Hemmings (lead vocals, guitar)
Michael Clifford (guitar, vocals)
Calum Hood (bass guitar, vocals)
Ashton Irwin (drums, vocals)