EP REVIEW: 5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
5 Seconds Of Summer have sky rocketed to fame after supporting One Direction on their world wide ‘Take Me Home Tour’. Who would have thought that four average Australian boys would cause such a stir? Ashton, Calum, Luke and Michael have spent the majority over their time in the states recording and writing their debut album in between a gruelling tour schedule. The band has just released their second EP ‘She Looks So Perfect’ which is the introductory work to their debut album due out later this year.
The title track and lead single ‘She Looks So Perfect’ has been gaining a lot of radio airplay with its infectious chorus helping the track sit at number three on the Australian Aria Charts. It’s a song you can’t help but admit to like even if you really don’t want to. ‘Heartache On The Big Screen’ is a really cheesy, pop/rock track which is so cliché that it actually pains to listen to. It’s a song that will appeal to the younger fans and sounds like something that the record company would have pushed to release as it’s very generic. ‘The Only Reason’ is the token mellow rock song with a punchy chorus that drives the song. It’s my personal favourite on the EP and is one of the bands more mature tracks. The last song on this release is ‘Disconnected’ which is an alternative pop/rock song that sounds similar to UK band The 1975. The song was co-written with Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low and is a instantly catchy track that has been one of the clear fan favourites so far.
5 Seconds Of Summer are a great band who have been growing and maturing over the years with their material becoming stronger and more infectious. The band still class themselves as pop/punk but they are quickly becoming more pop/rock. It would be good to hear a few more songs that show their roots and not material which has been manufactured to a point. This EP is mainly good and is a great release to keep their fans happy while they finalise the loose ends to their much anticipated album.
5 Seconds Of Summer will be returning to Australia in May for a national tour. You can catch the lads at the following dates;
Friday May 2 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday May 3 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Monday May 5 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday May 7 – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Thursday May 8 – Riverside Theatre, Perth
Tickets go on sale to general public at 9am on Friday 28 March