Words matter. These are the best Luke Hemmings Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Michael Hutchence is an incredible frontman and a huge influence on me. I really love ‘Mystify’ and ‘New Sensation.’
Lie to Me’ is a great song.
I started writing songs on my own and trying to push myself in that way, and then I stumbled into it being a separate project.
We’re all from very un-wealthy families, and we came together more naturally than most bands do.
For a band to make it to four albums is no small feat in itself.
AC/DC being such a huge Aussie band is definitely something I carry with me, and it still means a lot with us being from Australia.
The thing is, all the lyrics come from us.
When you’re driven to your absolute limit, working 14 hours for 14 days straight, you have to know what you want, and not listen to all this other crap outside.
Even if you’re not in a new place every day and not in the music industry, your tastes in music and fashion and everything are going to change drastically between 16 and 21.
We’ve just grown up and the sound has grown up with us.
When we first started as a band we knew we could all sing and we took harmonies from Mayday Parade which doesn’t seem like a good harmony reference but it was for us. We wanted to take harmonies from Mayday Parade and be a guitar playing band.
You write different songs when you’re 16 or 17 to when you’re 22 or 23.
You know who does really good chips? Australian KFC.
If there’s a problem we can talk to anyone in the band. There’s other people around us. Everyone in the band are on the same level. We know and help each other.
You know what, if you play ‘She Looks So Perfect’ backwards… you just listen to it.
I love Michael Hutchence from INXS and what he used to wear.
People thought we were making it up the whole ‘We met at school thing.’ That was half the reason people called us a boy band.
The first album was written over the course of a couple of year while we were supporting One Direction on tour. It was us trying to figure out exactly who we were as a band.
We don’t have Warped Tour in Australia.
There are a lot of people in the industry and stuff who said no we don’t want to sign a guitar band, that’s not working. But people had faith in us and our vision and got behind us with their heart and soul.
I had the Slash ‘How to Play Guitar’ DVD. I just wanted to be the best guitarist, like, ever. My brother played guitar, and he taught me ‘Smoke on the Water,’ and I played it over and over again for ages.
I’d want to play the Sydney Opera House.
I think at the start of writing it was less intense topics, and then once I broke the seal I was more comfortable writing about harder things, and going through family history.
I had the Foo Fighters’ ‘Live at Hyde Park’ DVD, and my dad had the AC/DC box set, and I used to watch them all the time.
The Swedish style of songwriting is so mathematical.
You’ve got to be this massive entity on stage, and just bring people in and make them have a good time.
Wow. Debuting No. 1 on the ARIA charts on my first solo release means more than I could ever express.
We came together in such an organic way. We felt we had something special even when we were starting in the outskirts of Western Sydney.
At the start of the band’s career, I had ideas for songs and thoughts I figured out, but at the time I wasn’t sure how to write music or to finish a song. So for me to have finished a whole album on my own is a huge feat. That would be impressive to 15-year-old me. I think he’d be stoked.
I don’t know anything about the Chicago Bears, but I know a few things about bears. I know they eat fish out of rivers sometimes. They like salmon. They’re cuddly-looking, but they’re very vicious.
I was chubby.
There’s no fear in me that the band is coming to an end.
At primary school I was in a world of my own and often I would get told off for being too loud, Then when I was around six, I woudn’t go to class. I would be in school , but running around the playground having a great time while everyone else was in lessons.
I love being in the band and I love being the fourth member of 5SOS, but someone I’ve seen do something separate well is Brandon Flowers from The Killers. I love that he has a place where he can go. As a career I like that a lot; it just seems like a creative place that he can keep going back to.
Calm’ speaks on a journey through a young man’s life, for better or for worse.
We used to play Jet before we go on stage.
We’re not the new anything. We’re the first 5 Seconds of Summer.
Everyone wants to know everything that you do when you’re in a job like this.
Obviously we’re pop songwriters.
I reckon people’s attitude to us is a challenge that motivates you to show them what this band can do.
I grew up with a lot of Australian rock music. My dad loves AC/DC and INXS was a big one. My mom was more on the softer musical end of the spectrum, so Crowded House and stuff like that. Definitely all of my rock influences are very Australian typical.
I would ban guns in the States. It’s just such an epidemic that’s been happening for so long.
Maybe there will be a point where we’ll do separate things, but 5 Seconds of Summer will always be a home for this band.
We have this determination to keep going and keep pushing ourselves creatively.
There were some relationships that weren’t quite in line with the way we want to do things and the way that we want to be perceived by a lot of people.
The only way to be original in your songwriting is to write about your own experiences, and I think that’s what we try to do as a band.
It’s a different experience putting something out on your own when you’ve been doing something else for so long.
I kind of like being in one place for a certain amount of time. That’s something I struggle with.
My dad loves Pearl Jam so I had to like them as well.
I think I learned ‘Smoke On The Water,’ then ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ then ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’
We feel quite comfortable on stage. That’s our happy place.
We were the band guys who liked All Time Low and they had lots of girl fans and now we are seeing those band dudes coming to our show.
I could relate to a band from a small town, talking about wanting to get out.
As a band, when we started, that was all we were good at. It wasn’t ‘we’ve got to be a guitar band’; if we did anything else we wouldn’t have been any good.
Our lives are intertwined. We have individual lives and this beautiful band that we started when we were so young. It holds such a special place.
I think it’s really important to have a good team around you. They’re the ones that are going to make you go the whole way so you gotta treat them really well.
I think on stage I would like a cheeseburger to be thrown at me.
The band, and myself, really pride ourselves on being passionate and writing our songs and showing the world we’re in music for the love of it.
I love being in the band, I love being that person and it’s such a beautiful and ridiculous adventure but that has an effect mentally, good and bad, just from being the age we were.
Seven years as a band may seem like a long time, but we were teenagers when we started.
Like Good Charlotte, Green Day had a huge influence on me. Just the way they play live and the energy they bring to a show is incredible. They can really command a whole stadium.
For this second album, which was written in about three months, we knew exactly who we were and what we wanted to do.
Usually if I’m going on a date, I know that the person is good.
I’ve always felt like writing and creating music is similar to therapy, because you’re spending days, weeks, months reflecting on yourself and your life and trying to process everything and express those feelings out loud. It can be incredibly cathartic and healing.
I think for a band like us, we’re all really close friends. We grew up and went to school together. We’re not by ourselves.
We’re never going to write an ‘American Idiot’ song.
I truly believe that ‘Easier’ is the beginning of the best era for 5SOS.
When you start a band like we did – we started with pretty pop-punk roots – the whole plan is to get out of the whole town and to make something of yourself.
I’d come to our shows just to pick up girls.
Teeth’ came about after a month or two long blur of writing and pushing ourselves to go a step further than ‘Youngblood.’ It was a tumultuous time in my life and the lyrics in the song definitely reflect that.