5 Seconds of Summer (commonly abbreviated as 5SOS) is an Australian pop punk and pop rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take Me Home Tour.
The group has been referred to as a boy band in the media, the members embrace this description. In February 2014, the band released "She Looks So Perfect" worldwide as its debut single, which topped the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The self-titled debut studio album was released in June 2014, which peaked #1 in 11 countries, which was followed by a live album titled LIVESOS, which was released in December of that year.
The band is due to release their second album Sounds Good Feels Good worldwide on 23 October 2015.