5 Seconds of Summer drummer Ashton Irwin released his debut solo album last month, Superbloom. To celebrate, the songwriter shared a 50-minute-long live concert film recorded with his backing band in tow in Los Angeles.
The wide-spanning set saw Irwin perform a slew of favourites from the recently-released LP including ‘Skinny Skinny’, ‘Greyhound’, ‘Scar’ and ‘Drive’, along with a cover of Nirvana classic ‘Heart-Shaped Box’.
Arriving on October 23, Irwin recorded Superbloom in his LA home with producer and housemate Matt Pauling. The multi-instrumentalist cited a broad range of artists as influences on the album – from Foo Fighters and Silverchair to My Bloody Valentine.
Speaking to Music Feeds about the album last month, Irwin discussed the importance of truthfulness in art.
“I don’t want to be a part of a machine forever that releases perfect pop. Nothing is perfect about this, what I’m doing. Nothing. There’s nothing perfect about it. It’s just me as a human,” Irwin explained.
“You need a mission statement. You need to know why. And you need to be able to look people in the eyes and go, ‘Well, this is why I do music. This is why I’m an artist. This is why I care’. That could be about anything, but you got to have one. Otherwise, you’re just releasing shit that means nothing.”
Watch Irwin’s Superbloom concert film below.