In a new feature with Rolling Stone, 5 Seconds Of Summer guitarist Luke Hemmings and bassist Calum Hood confessed their love for various artists within our scene, including Green Day, All Time Low, the Used and various others.
“Like Good Charlotte, Green Day had a huge influence on me,” shared Hemmings. “Just the way they play live and the energy they bring to a show is incredible. They can really command a whole stadium.”
“I have a lot of respect for [All Time Low] because when I was about 15 or 16, I really admired Alex's songwriting,” said Hood. “I always tried to write a song like ‘Jasey Rae’ or ‘Stay Awake.’”
A band such as the Used may not come to mind when thinking of 5 Seconds Of Summer, but according to Hood, they’re at the top of his personal list. “They're my favorite band. I just really love the angst and the guitar lines and the rhythm section, especially because I'm a bassist. I'm really looking for bass lines and how the bassist and drummer work off each other.”