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Meet The Vamps
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Album by The Vamps
Released April 14, 2014
Recorded 2012-14
Length 48:63
Genre Pop, pop rock
Label Mercury Virgin EMI
Producer(s) TMS, Espionage, Bruno Mars
Singles
1 Can We Dance
(September 29, 2013)
2 Wild Heart
(January 19, 2014)
3 Last Night
(April 6, 2014)
4 Somebody To You
(June 29, 2014)
5 Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)
(October 12, 2014)
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Meet the Vamps is the debut studio album by British pop rock band The Vamps. It was released in the United Kingdom through Mercury Records on 14 April 2014. The album includes the UK top-three singles "Can We Dance", "Wild Heart" and "Last Night". It debuted at number two in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Background and promotionEdit

After James McVey met Bradley Simpson via YouTube in late 2011, the duo began working together on their debut album. They later met Tristan Evans and Connor Ball and became a four-piece. They signed a record deal with Mercury Records in November 2012. On 22 March 2014, The Vamps announced that their debut album would be called Meet The Vamps and would be released on 14 April 2014.

The Vamps will embark on their first UK headline tour in support of their debut studio album and will play 14 dates across the country. They made the announcement via their Twitter account on 12 February 2014.

SinglesEdit

  • "Can We Dance" was released on 29 September 2013 as The Vamps' debut single and the lead single from the album. It had previously been on course to debut at number one on the UK Singles Chart, it eventually entered at number two, being beaten to the top spot by OneRepublic's "Counting Stars". The song has also peaked to number 17 in Australia and number 19 in New Zealand.
  • "Wild Heart" was released as the album's second single on 19 January 2014. The song peaked to number 3 in the UK.
  • "Last Night" was released as the third single on 6 April 2014, and peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Somebody To You" was announced as the fourth single on May 16, 2014 and was released on May 18, 2014. It features guest vocals by Demi Lovato.

ReceptionEdit

The album received generally positive reviews from music critics. Lewis Corner of Digital Spy gave the album a positive review, stating, "...Meet packs a big enough pop punch to pierce through the oversaturated landscape and get itself noticed. They may have a lot of competition out there, but The Vamps have proven that they are more than capable to take on the challenge." Caroline Sullivan of The Guardian also gave the album a positive review, rating it 3/5. She said, "segments of Meet the Vamps are verifiably bandy", but also felt that "there are many moments when it would be hard to pick the Vamps out of a lineup alongside One Direction and Peter Andre (whose "Mysterious Girl" clearly provided much of the inspiration for "Girls on TV"). This is where their origins as a YouTube covers act are most evident, and the need for a voice of their own most felt." Virgin Media's Matthew Horton called the album "an appealing effort that adds something to the pop landscape".

Track listingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Wild Heart" The Vamps, Ibrahim "Ayb" Asmar, Amund Björklund, Ben Harrison, Espen Lind, Jamie Scott Espionage 3:11
2. "Last Night" Tom Barnes, Wayne Hector, Pete Kelleher, Ben Kohn, Ayak Thiik TMS 3:07
3. "Somebody To You" Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha, Kristian Lundin Carl Falk, Kristian Lundin 3:05
4. "Can We Dance" Timz Aluo, Amund Björklund, Philip Lawrence, Espen Lind, Bruno Mars, Karl Michael Espionage, Bruno Mars 3:12
5. "Girls on TV" The Vamps, Seye Adelekan, Matt Prime, Tim Woodcock Matt Prime, Jay Reynolds 3:23
6. "Risk It All" The Vamps, Hector, Matt Prime Matt Prime 3:38
7. "Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)" The Vamps, Björklund, Lind, Chris Michaud, Paul Simon, Keinan Warsame Espionage, Andrew Williams 3:16
8. "Another World" The Vamps, Paul Barry, Mark Bates, Patrick Mascall Brian Rawling, Paul Meehan, Mark Bates 3:34
9. "Move My Way" James McVey Jay Reynolds 3:28
10. "Shout About It" The Vamps, Prime Matt Prime 3:41
11. "High Hopes" The Vamps, Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter Danny Jones 3:30
12. "She Was the One" The Vamps David Bendeth, Tristan Evans 3:20
13. "Dangerous" The Vamps, Jay Reynolds Jay Reynolds, Tristan Evans 3:55
14. "Lovestruck" The Vamps, C.J. Baran, Lindy Robbins C.J. Baran 3:41
15. "Smile" The Vamps Jay Reynolds 3:01

Deluxe EditionEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
16. "On the Floor" Espen Lind, Amund Bjørklund, James Bourne, The Vamps Espionage 3:28
17. "Golden" The Vamps, Alex Smith Alex Smith 3:19
18. "Fall" David Sneddon, The Vamps, James Bauer-Mein Jay Reynolds 3:03

ChartsEdit

Chart (2014)     Peak
position    
Australian Albums (ARIA) 3
Irish Albums (IRMA) 2
Italian Albums Chart 9
New Zealand Albums Chart 8
Scottish Albums (OCC) 2
UK Albums (OCC) 2

VideosEdit

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