By Joe Allan
The biography of the most well liked new Australian band taking the pop international through hurricane. Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton became an in a single day sensation, topping the charts in fifty-one nations and promoting out their first US solo travel in exactly 5 mins. From their humble beginnings posting movies in their songs on YouTube to assisting One path on travel and freeing their first album, the earlier 12 months has been a roller-coaster trip for the men. five Seconds of summer time: The Unauthorized Biography explores the early lives and backgrounds of the lads, their selection to realize popularity, traveling with One path and dealing with unexpected foreign repute. this is often the tale of 4 proficient, enjoyable and down-to-earth boys who refuse to be referred to as simply one other boy band, and is a must have for any 5SOS fan.
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Multiple appearances on the UK’s most-watched television show, The X Factor, every week for several months inevitably helped One Direction reach a wide and accepting audience. When you then contemplate the added global exposure for every performance across online video channels such as YouTube and other internet sites, it was almost inevitable the band would build an enormous fan base and reap the many rewards of fame. But building a fan following from the ground up might be thought of as the easy part.
From the mid-eighties onwards, the Australian nation saw an unprecedented outpouring of new musical talent. There were massive international crossover artists such as rock band INXS and metal pioneers AC/DC, country singer Keith Urban, and a multitude of pop acts including Savage Garden, Holly Valance, Delta Goodrem and the undisputed princess of pop herself, Kylie Minogue. The country’s vast size and apparent isolation from outside influences seemed to be no longer an issue and, if anything, only added to the creativity and uniqueness of the musicians it produced.
Perhaps the clearest indication of his rebellious streak, and the feature that sets him apart from the rest of 5SOS, is his hair – permanently awry, with its ‘punk’ spikes and ever-changing rainbow of colours – over the last few years alone it has been faded pink, luminous pink, green, blue, purple and, very occasionally, his natural dark blond. It was the first thing the rest of the boys remember about meeting Michael, with Calum going as far as to call it ‘fringe-tastic’. But far from being just a walking hairstyle, Michael is keen to show he has true punk credentials.
5 Seconds of Summer. The Unauthorized Biography by Joe Allan