5 Seconds of Summer

Interview: Mali-Koa on Hunger, her 5SOS family and social movements

Western Sydney-born, London-residing Mali-Koa is best known as the older sister of Calum Hood – the bassist of global sensations 5 Seconds of Summer. However, she’s been cutting through the industry and making a name for herself outside of her family ties. In 2020, she released her debut album Hunger, featuring collaborators such as Grammy-Award…

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Track of the Day: Ashton Irwin “Skinny Skinny” (2020)

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and 5 Seconds of Summer stalwart Ashton Irwin is all set to release his debut solo album, Superbloom at the end of October. He’s teased the album’s imminent arrival with the release of the single “Skinny Skinny”.  I don’t know what I was expecting the debut solo single from Irwin to sound like….

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What it’s like interviewing on the ARIA Red Carpet for the first time

The 2018 ARIAs have well and truly gone, but that night was one to remember! November 28th, 2018 marks the date I was lucky enough to report at my first red carpet event and now it’s time to do a tell-all on the experience: Interviewing some of Australia’s biggest names in music can seem like…

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Photos: Backstage with all the Winners at the 2018 ARIA Awards ft. 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark and more

Nathan Atkins was backstage at the 2018 ARIA Awards capturing all the winners as they came through. Here’s a list of all the winners from the 2018 event, and the photos of the lucky winners with their pointy trophies… Apple Music Song Of The Year 5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (Capitol UK/EMI) Apple Music…

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Meet 5 deserving acts who just scored their first ARIA nominations

Well well well, Amy Shark should be blushing a big right now. After writing her most recent hit “I Said Hi” about the music industry ignoring her until the release of her 2016 breakout hit “Adore,” the industry itself has just done her a huge favour, nominating her for nine different ARIA awards, the most…

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Luke McChesney of Forever Ends Here (Sydney) talks fresh starts, life on the road and crazy music video ideas

Sydney outfit Forever Ends Here are no strangers to the Australian pop-punk scene, so it’s almost a guarantee you’ve seen them support one of your favourite bands in the past few years. We recently got to chat with frontman Luke McChesney about their new single “Send Me Crazy”, what’s in store for the new breakthrough era…

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Tina Arena stands out at the ARIAs as Tame Impala and Courtney Barnett sweep the awards for 2015!

The ARIA Awards went down at the Star Event Centre in Sydney last night, with the movers and shakers of the industry got dolled up and hopped an Uber Black to the venue, whereupon they braved 38 degree heat and attempted not to melt into the red carpet. As predicted, the night belonged to Tame…

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Tyker Szalkowski of State Champs (USA) talks new album and life on the road

American pop punk band State Champs have come a long way since they first formed in 2010. Three EPs, an acoustic EP, a full length album and several international tours later, the five piece are about to drop their second album Around The World And Back. Fresh off their tour of Europe, lead guitarist and…

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Tyler Szalkowski of State Champs (New York) talk second LP, “Shot Boys” and touring with 5SOS

New York pop-punk band, State Champs have had a busy two years since releasing their debut album, The Finer Things. It’s hard to imagine how far they have come since 2013 and it’s clear that they pretty much gave it their all to be where they are now. After several international tours and countless opportunities, they managed to…

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