5 Seconds of Summer
|Name(s):||5 Seconds of Summer, 5SOS|
|Scope/Focus:||Australian pop punk band and friends|
|See also:||One Direction|
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5 Seconds of Summer is an Australian pop-punk band consisting of four members: Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, and Ashton Irwin. Their first album was released in June 2014, but they have had a presence on YouTube since 2011. (See Wikipedia.)
There has been quite a bit of overlap with the One Direction fandom. 1D's Louis Tomlinson discovered the band on YouTube, and 5SOS toured with One Direction on their "Take Me Home", "Where We Are", and "On The Road Again" tours in 2013, 2014, and 2015 respectively. 5SOS were at first portrayed as a boy-band style copy-cat of One Direction, though they have now come into their own with a more pop-punk direction. There is also some overlap with All Time Low and Panic! at the Disco, as they have written songs with both bands.
The 5SOS fandom is more commonly known as the 5SOS fam, as the members claim that the fandom are like family to them. The 5SOS fam has been around since 2011, when 5SOS first started posting videos, but has grown significantly since the band first went on tour with One Direction in 2013. The 5SOS fandom is a mainly female fanbase, which Ashton Irwin has referred to as a fanbase like Fall Out Boy's own, as the band does not like being called a boy band.
5SOS is generally pronounced "5Sauce"; some use "5-ess-oh-ess", but this is generally not the case.
|Luke Hemmings/Ashton Irwin||Lashton||2|
|Michael Clifford/Luke Hemmings||Muke||2|
|Michael Clifford/Calum Hood||Malum||2|
|Calum Hood/Ashton Irwin||Cashton||2|
|Luke Hemmings/Calum Hood||Cake||2|
|Michael Clifford/Ashton Irwin||Mashton||2|