5 Seconds of Summer have started work on their second album.

The 'She Looks So Perfect' hitmakers - consisting of Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin - have started penning tracks for their next LP but admit they're struggling to find time at the moment as they're touring with One Direction.

Drummer Ashton told MTV News US: ''We've been trying to [write new tracks], 'trying' is the key word.

''We've been trying to fit it in. We've been so busy lately, but we are definitely feeling creative again and excited to write a second album.''

Guitarist Michael has also teased that fans should be prepared for ''some little stuff'' they've got up their sleeves and will be coming up at the end of this year.

He added: ''We don't know whether we are supposed to be keeping secrets or not.''

Meanwhile, the Australian group recently admitted that they're easily distracted by attractive women and quite often forget their lyrics when they see hot girls in the audience of their gigs.

Michael said earlier this month: ''We have definitely forgotten the lyrics before. It's really embarrassing because you'll be singing the words and then you'll see (a hot girl). It's like, 'Oh, you're are so attractive'.''