HANGIN’ WITH HEY VIOLET
IF YOU WERE TO DESCRIBE YOUR BAND USING ONLY EMOJIS, WHICH ONES WOULD YOU USE? MIRANDA: Fire! RENA: The unicorn. CASEY: Probably the smirky face. IAIN: The face with sunglasses. NIA: The skull emoji. WHO ARE YOUR MUSICAL INSPIRATIONS? MIRANDA: The 1975. CASEY: Lana Del Rey. MIRANDA: Katy Perry. HOW DID YOU GUYS GET SIGNED TO 5SOS’ LABEL, HI OR HEY RECORDS? RENA: We had a friend who was working at a record label and she was like “5 Seconds of Summer is looking for a female-fronted band” and we were like “Hey, we’re a female-fronted band!”. So then the 5SOS guys came to our house and I just remember them being so tall, like my neck started to hurt from looking up at them. We were all really stoked and vibing off each other. WERE YOU GUYS BIG 5SOS FANS PRIOR TO MEETING THEM? NIA: We knew ‘She Looks So Perfect’ and ‘Amnesia’, but we didn’t know much else about them. Then, as soon as we met them and they showed us their music, we just instantly became fans. They’re probably one of my favourite bands now – I love watching them! HAVE THE GUYS FROM 5SOS BEEN SHOWING YOU THE BEST BITS OF AUSTRALIA? CASEY: They took us to a pizza place after a show, which was a ton of fun. They know all the spots! RENA: Yeah, Ashton took us out. He was like “I gotta show you guys these alleyways!”. They reminded us a lot of Europe ’cos they were these back alleyways that had restaurants – it was super cool. He was all excited about showing us around.