Hey, Let's Make a Band!: The Official 5SOS Book
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
This book is pretty much our official story so far. It really does seem only like last week we played our first gig at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney. Since then we've been given the opportunity to turn into the people and musicians we wanted to be.
The people who gave us the opportunity were the fans. So this book is like a thank-you. We want everyone to know the story of how four western Sydney teenagers picked up their instruments and dreamed of being one of the biggest bands in the world. There are also some embarrassing photos of us derping around and some facts that some of us didn't even know. So we hope you enjoy it!
Love, cal, luke, ash, and mike x
our new life. LUKE: It hasn’t taken me long to realize that we’d be nothing without our fans – they’ve been behind us all the way, from the very first minute. They’ve watched our videos and told all their friends about us. But most of all, they’ve given us the inspiration to go on. We feel like we’ve got an amazing, loving, passionate 5SOS family out there and they’re so important to us. It was strange at first, though; knowing that there were people all over the world who were into our music
to see us live, and when he came backstage he said, “You guys are a band. You’re a rock band.” We were like, “Finally! Someone’s understood what we are.” We were lucky to meet him. CALUM: We recorded some cool songs in LA. I love “Disconnected.” We wrote that with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, who came over to work with us towards the end of the writing process. We decided to do something different and “Disconnected” became more of a drum and bass kinda song. It’s a bit slower and really
flashlights through the windows. I was terrified. We went to the upstairs window and we could see these guys. But I remember thinking, Why are they wearing such tight pants? Eventually, they went away, but the next day some fans were hanging around outside. They were like, “Oh, we got you some male strippers last night as a surprise.” Through all of that chaos, it’s amazing we even managed to finish 5 Seconds of Summer! I’m so proud of the album, though. It took us two years to write, but
and Mum moved around a bit, from home to home – sometimes we even lived in caravan parks. At times I had to meet new friends and get used to new homes, which was pretty tough. Most of the time, we were in a place called Windsor, which was about an hour and a half out of Sydney. When I started at primary school, I was a good kid, but I used to get into trouble with the teachers loads because I was very loud. Every report card said the same thing: “Ashton gets distracted a lot. He should
concentrate more.” I guess I just wanted to be funny and I loved being the center of attention. Luckily I was pretty smart, otherwise I would have been in some serious trouble with Mum. She was kinda strict when it came to schoolwork and if I played up, or didn’t do well in classes, she wouldn’t stand for it. She could be pretty frightening sometimes, but I knew she was only doing it because she loved me and wanted what’s best for me. Living with her was great, though; she encouraged me to do