Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer attracted hundreds of fans to Newcastle's Northumberland Street for a signing of copies of She Looks So Perfect. They will be back in May to support One Direction at Sunderland's Stadium of Light.
The four musicians spoke to Rachel Sweeney about fame, fans and the anxious wait to hear Sunday's chart position.
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