I am not afraid to admit that i do enjoy 5 Seconds Of Summer. Do i think they are pop punk and should continue to be called that? Absolutely not. But what even is pop punk anymore? Because Blink 182 is pop punk, but so is like Joyce Manor and Real Friends and The Wonder Years and DADs and all of those bands hardly fit together. Do I think they are groundbreaking? Nope. Do i think they are good at what they do, which is being a boy band with instruments that they actually play? Absolutely. They are good. And the majority of the pop punk/AP music fans are a bunch of elitist pricks. Clearly we all know that Alternative Press isn’t exclusive to Alternative music anymore (did you watch the APMAs?) and they are a business, they’re gonna make money, these boys can make them money.
It’s a shame that they’re going to get hate just for being successful. They’re One Direction with guitars and “edgy” style and maybe the world needs that. I for one am interested to get the issue and read what AP has to say about them.