5 Seconds With 5SOS
They are on the verge of taking the world by storm with their punk-pop tunes and we are totally on board! Ashton and Calum took 5 secs out of their UK Tour to chat to Creme about their upcoming EP and coming back to NZ!
HEY GUYS. HOW’S IT GOING?
Ashton: Good! How are you?
GREAT! WHERE ARE YOU AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIGHT NOW?
Ashton: We’re in Manchester! We’ve just started our UK Tour.
WE JUST LOVE SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT, WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND IT?
Ashton: We got to hang out with our friend in LA and we wrote the song. I dunno, it was kind of just inspired by that moment when you’re in love, you see someone as perfect - it’s a cute song!
SO 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER… CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE REASONING BEHIND THE NAME CHOICE?
Ashton: [Laughs] Yeah it was kind of random. Michael came up with it first, before I cam into the band.
Calum: Yeah, he came to us and he was like, ‘guys how about 5 Seconds of Summer?’ And Luke and I were like, ‘ugh, I hate that name’ [Laughs]. But I really like it now. There’s not a big story behind it, we just kinda ran with it.
COMING TO NZ ANYTIME SOON?
Ashton: Yeah, we’re planning on heading back really soon. We’ve got loads of plans to play in Australia and New Zealand. Once we’ve realeased our EP it’ll be go!
COOL, BECAUSE YOU HAVE A MASSIVE FANBASE OVER HERE!
Ashton: That’s why we can’t wait to come back, because they’re so dedicated to us in NZ.
FAVE THING ABOUT NZ WHEN YOU WERE HERE?
Ashton: It was amazing! It’s Calum’s second home.
Calum: Yeah I’ve got a lot of family living there. I used to come back a lot but since i joined the band [laughs]… well, they kind of stole me! Fiordland is like my favourite place!
SO WE GOTTA ASK… ARE YOU ALL SINGLE?
Calum: Yeah we can confidently tell you that we are single. But we always say that we are married to the band. It’s a lot of commitment.
IF YOU WERE ALL SUPERHEROES, WHO WOULD BE WHO?
Ashton: I would be the rock from the Fantastic Four.
Calum: I’d be the invisible guy.
Ashton: That’s a girl..
WHAT DO YOU GUYS GET UP TO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
Ashton: Well, to be honest, we don’t get a loooooot of free time these days.
Calum: I personally play a lot of FIFA, and Michael goes away into his little cocoon and plays games and he likes to get away. Ashton exercises a lot. And Luke lives very far away so we never hear from him! He goes away to Cairns, but after two days we seems to miss each other and we get a little bored.
ASHTON, TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW…
Ashton: Well, I can do this really weird thing with my thumb, I can make a 90-degree angle you could almost make a triangle with it.
CALUM, TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW…
Calum: I have a lot of weird things about me.
Ashton: Calum’s hair is so thick; he’s like a small bear…
Ashton: Very thick hair…
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME AND TELL YOUR 13-YEAR-OLD SELVES SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Ashton: What are you doing with your hair? My hair was terrible - so spiky. I went through a massive phase, so I’d say STOP with the crazy hair.
Calum: I’d say I should probably eat something because I was very skinny then.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PICK UP LINE? Sandi Mahar
Ashton: The thing is we’re not good with girls. I know we’re in a band and girls seem to like bands, but we’re not actually very good with talking to girls. We just stay silent and look creepy. It’s good to start simple, you know, like, ‘hi I’m Ashton.’ You don’t have to come up with some elaborate scheme!
IF YOU COULD SWAP BODIES WITH EACH OTHER, WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO SWITCH WITH AND WHY? Lainie Montgomery
Ashton: I woudl be Michael ‘cause I would love to know what it feels like to have loads of body hair.
Calum: I’d be Ashton because drumming is so fun.
Ashton: That’s a much better answer…
GOT ANY MAN CRUSHES? IF SO, WHO? Georgia Kane
Ashton: I seem to enjoy the movies that Channing Tatum are in. It’s the way he acts, he’s so elegant.
Calum: I think probably John Mayer. He’s quite a rugged dude; bit of a babe.