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5 Seconds of Summer: 'For people to actually care about the music we write is incredible'

5 Seconds of Summer drummer Ashton Irwin says it is "incredible" that people care about their music.

The Australians have become one of the hottest properties in the scene over the last year, with the group releasing their debut album this summer.

Speaking in a video with Rock Sound, Irwin said that he still feels awed by the fact that the band have so many followers.

He said: "It's been crazy. For people to actually care about the music we write is incredible and for 'She Looks So Perfect' to have done so well and for people to like it and be listening to it in their cars - it's a cool thing. We're very lucky and blessed."

5 Seconds of Summer are on the cover of the new issue of Rock Sound and Irwin said of the backlash to the move:

"For the people that don't think we belong in the magazine, we grew up listening to all the bands that you love, and we play guitars. Come see us live, you might like it - it is rock. It's fine if you don't like us, we're not for everyone."

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Watch Irwin talk to Rock Sound below: