Pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer are tired of being referred to as a boy band but don’t mind that it’s a result of people being slightly confused about what they are.
The band, who was introduced on Strictly Come Dancing by Claudia Winkleman as a ‘boy band sensation’, said it’s amusing to see the public struggle to find a suitable identity for the awesome foursome.
Poor Claudia. She would have no doubt seen the angry tweets from 5SOS fans after the show.
Ashton Irwin said, “At the end of the day, we started out very organically and never set out to be a boy band.”
“We’re just a band, you know? We started in my garage. I play the drums and these guys play the guitars, and we write songs.”
“I think if you’re confusing people, you’re doing something different. I love that people can’t put their fingers on what we are, and that’s a good thing.”
Keep surprising people, fellas.
5 Seconds of Summer’s new single ‘Amnesia’ is on course to be their third UK Top 5 hit by the end of this week.