5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer

by 5 Seconds of Summer5 Seconds of Summer
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If one could draw a Venn diagram with Southern California punk-pop giants Green Day on the left and British boy band sensations One Direction on the right, the circles would most likely intersect to create Australia's 5 Seconds of Summer. A four-member ensemble of youthful, guitar-wielding, Christian College grads from Sydney, 5 Seconds of Summer make an utterly populist brand of power pop that has way more to do with the member's spikey-cute hairdos, skintight jeans, and twenty-something-year-old libidos than it does any kind of actual punk-inspired mischief. Which isn't' to say there aren't plenty of songs to enjoy on the band's eponymous 2014 full-length debut. If 5 Seconds of Summer learned anything from touring with One Direction (as they did in 2013), it was probably how to style their hair. However, if they learned two things, then the second was clearly how to write a catchy chorus; a talent the band and their producers display throughout most of the album. Primarily, 5 Seconds of Summer deliver track after track of gargantuan pop
ock, packed with immediately hummable melodies that anyone over 30 will probably feel slightly guilty for remembering. Cuts like the lead-off, "She Looks So Perfect," and the equally wide-eyed "Don't Stop," are pure sugar, guitar-rock candy that will appeal to anyone who still has a sweet tooth for Sum 41. It also doesn't hurt that the band seem to have, if not exactly a sense of humor, then a silly exuberance for their brand of teen rawk. In fact, cuts like the campy,'80s dance-rock of "English Love Affair," and the driving, "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me," bring to mind the similarly rambunctious '90s punk-pop of blink-182. Ultimately, 5 Seconds of Summer have crafted an album of songs that stick in your head like neon bubblegum on a hot summer sidewalk.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/22/2014
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602537863150
catalogNumber: 002093902
Rank: 3328

Album Credits

Performance Credits

5 Seconds of Summer   Primary Artist
Louis Biancaniello   Keyboards
Michael Biancaniello   Guitar
Jake Sinclair   Guitar,Background Vocals
Michael Clifford   Guitar,Vocals
Ashton Irwin   Drums,Vocals
Calum Hood   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Luke Hemmings   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Louis Biancaniello   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Steve Robson   Composer,Producer
Eric Valentine   Additional Production
Sam Watters   Composer,Producer
John Feldmann   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Additional Production
Ash Howes   Composer
Lindy Robbins   Composer
Joel Madden   Composer
Seton Daunt   Composer
Dmitar Krnjaic   Engineer
Michael Biancaniello   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Alex Gaskarth   Composer
Rick Parkhouse   Composer
Blake Bunzel   Intern
Richard Andrews   Art Direction
Roy Stride   Composer
Luke Potashnick   Programming
Sam Miller   Engineer
Josh Wilkinson   Composer,Programming
Andrew Schubert   Engineer
Jake Sinclair   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Busbee   Composer
Ross Golan   Composer
Colin Cunningham   Engineer
Richard "Biff" Stannard   Composer
Cian Riordan   Engineer
Kenny Carkeet   Programming
Christian Lo Russo   Composer
Joel Chapman   Composer,Producer
Ago "Sethh" Teppand   Programming
Eddy Thrower   Programming
Dennis Stainken   Marketing
George Tizzard   Composer
Nicholas "Ras" Furlong   Composer
Michael Clifford   Composer
Courtney Ballard   Engineer
Louis Schoorl   Producer
Tommy English   Programming,Engineer,Additional Production
Adam Neilson   Intern
Ashton Irwin   Composer
Calum Hood   Composer
Luke Hemmings   Composer
Allie Snow   Intern
Benjamin Madden   Composer
Terrance Healy   Intern
Geoff Owens   Intern
Colin Brittain   Programming,Additional Production
Zakk Cervini   Programming,Engineer,Additional Production

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