If you're not from the U.K., there's a chance that your ears have yet to stumble upon the sweet sounds of British pop-rock quartet, The Vamps. These fresh-faced lads are not only
perfectly well-coiffed crooners, they're also masters of catch-as-heck tunes that basically inspire impromptu dance parties.
The Vamps are breaking out in a major way, and we are SUPER excited to have them join the distinguished roster of TeenNick Top 10's Fresh Artists! To get you up to speed on all of their awesomeness, check out our exclusive interview with the boys below. And don't forget to tune in to see more The Vamps on TeenNick Top 10, this Friday, at 10pm ET
1. You guys have a pretty cool story about coming together as a band. Exactly how did The Vamps come to be? Did you ever think you'd get to where you are today?
We all met through YouTube. James was the first, he found Brad. They did some writing together and got on really well. Then they were shown videos of Tris drumming by a mutual friend and started putting covers on YouTube. The three of them got signed but they wanted to find someone else so they could be a full band. That's when I [Connor] joined!
2. Who are some of your musical influences?
The Kooks, Taylor Swift, Arctic Monkeys, and Green Day.
3. When you're not on tour or in the studio, what do you do for fun as a band?
We normally spend our days off outside exploring, depending on where we are. If it's cold and wet then we hit the gym and watch films. Brad is normally in the bath!
4. If you could collaborate with any musician, past or present, who would it be and why?
We all think Ed Sheeran would be great. His acoustic style could work really well with ours. Plus, he's such a nice dude.
5. What is one little known fact about the band that might surprise your fans?
We worked out the other day that our "home" venue is actually the O2 Arena in London, which holds 18,000 [people]. We've played it seven times in our first year, which is pretty crazy. Also, Connor used to be an astronaut.
RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS
And now, the rapid fire round! We asked The Vamps a series of silly questions, and here are the first things that came to mind!
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