Darryl catches up with Aussie fitty, Mikey from 5SOS, in his weekly column. The guys chat birthday suits, thongs and feeling ‘breezy’…
I’m not exactly sure why so many bands are obsessed with being naked. McFly, The Wanted and Lawson are just a few who aren’t afraid to bare all, let loose and feel the breeze. Now it seems the bug has been passed on to Aussie boys 5 Seconds of Summer, who love to parade around in their birthday suits.
“We’re always naked! Even about half an hour ago.” says Mikey as he calls me, backstage at a gig.
He didn’t seem fazed when we touched on that leaked CCTV footage of One Direction running through a hotel corridor in their briefs.
“Yes! That’s exactly the kind of stuff you get on this tour! If you can’t be naked, what can you be?” he laughed.
How about… in a thong? The rumor mill suggests Mikey’s 5SOS band mate Calum donned a thong while the lads were playing some Australian shows a few weeks back.
“I can’t confirm or deny whether Calum owns a thong. I say he’s a free man and does what he wants… although I’d be scared if he does own one!”
Every band has their little thing, right? A trademark. Something that pops up in every video and gets an outing at every show. How about the 5SOS thong!? That would go down a storm, surely?
“Yeah, we could make this a band tradition – we play with thongs on. I think it could feel quite breezy and be quite nice!”
It would probably be a tad more than ‘breezy’ in the bitter cold of the United Kingdom… Their Manchester shows have been the only dry nights so far and it’s been taking its toll on the boys. The last time they were here to launch, ‘She Looks So Perfect’, the poor fellas were kept awake by the worst storms they’ve ever seen – sounds like Mikey still has fun playing in the rain though!
“There is usually this big puddle right where I stand on stage. I end up splashing around in water the whole show!”
Well, if you’re going to get drenched, there’s no point in wearing loads of clothes. Bring on the thongs!