We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about 5 Seconds of Summer, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the wildly popular Australian group that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: They Didn’t Fit in With Other Australian Rock Bands. Instead, they said that other rock bands in Australia pretty much hated them. Frontman Luke Hemmings has said that Australian rock bands tend to play the same kind of music, so they were really put off by 5SOS’s sound.
Number Seven: They’re Accustomed to the Insults. Though millions of people love the way 5 Seconds of Summer sounds, other people aren’t so fond. However, the band members have thick skin and are well-equipped to take criticism.
Number Six: They’re Self-Conscious. The band members have said that they don’t like being thought of as lazy teenagers who eat pizza all day. In fact, they admitted that touring with One Direction has inspired them to live healthier lives and start working out more.
Number Five: Their Guitarist Has an Interesting Sense of Style. For 5SOS’s first show touring with One Direction, guitarist Michael Clifford wore an eccentric – to say the least – outfit. He channeled his inner goth kid and had on dark clothes and several necklaces. Because his outfit drew a lot of attention to him, there was even a meeting about it after the show!
Number Four: Not All of Their Parents Support Them. In fact, bassist Calum Hood struggled when he told his parents he was leaving Australia to go tour with One Direction. At the time, Hood was a talented soccer player and may have been able to pursue it as a professional career, so his parents thought he was making a mistake.
Number Three: They’re Not All Good at Making Friends. Clifford has said that he sometimes struggles to make new friends, especially with the busy schedule he has now.
Number Two: They Don’t Have a Ton of Celebrity Friends. Despite the fact that many celebrities seem to befriend each other, 5SOS have admitted that they don’t have a ton of famous friends.
Number One: But They Went to Taylor Swift’s Birthday Party. All of the members attended the pop star’s 25th birthday party in 2014. We hope you enjoyed our list of 15 things you didn’t know about 5 Seconds of Summer!