Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer could fulfill just about any holiday wish list after their gangbuster year, but when it comes to each other, they skip the gift-giving process entirely.
The foursome chatted with PEOPLE at Friday night’s Y100 Jingle Ball in Miami, and when we asked if they give each other Christmas gifts, they unanimously responded, “No!”
After some group laughter, guitarist Michael Clifford clarified the friends’ philosophy.
“We don’t want to start the trend,” he said. “Because if we start the trend, then we have to do birthdays, Christmases – it’s better to go without responsibility.”
Gifts aside, 5SOS did take a moment to reflect on the best part of 2015 and what’s exciting them about 2016, before they headed onstage to open the talent-filled show at the BB&T Center.
“We all lived together at the beginning of the year in a house in L.A. and we all just kind of bonded and made an album together and that was probably the best part,” drummer Ashton Irwin said. “We were doing what we were passionate about.”
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One crowning moment for their fans would likely br the release of the video for “Jet Black Heart” earlier this week.
Cifford said the band made the decision to include footage of fans because, “Before the album came out, [they] kind of latched onto that song the most. And it really felt like it was a song for the fans.”
As for the year ahead, lead vocalist Luke Hemmings said the band’s main goal will be to perfect their live show before heading out “to a bunch of new places” on tour.
“Keep expanding on it, make it a bit different.”