EP REVIEW: The Vamps – Wild Heart
The Vamps are a four piece pop/rock band from the UK whose debut single ‘Can We Dance’ topped the charts and dominated radio play in the UK & Australia. The band will be releasing their debut album in April and leading up to that they have just released their second single. ‘Wild Heart’ is a departure from The Vamps upbeat/party anthem ‘Can We Dance’. The song is rock influenced with cute lyrics like “Tonight we’ll dance, I’ll be yours and you’ll be mine”. It’s highly catchy and you will find yourself humming along to it by the end of the song. This is a strong release and shows listeners a more mature sound and concept.
The guys have also put out an EP to go with the release of this single. It features a country influenced version of ‘Wild Heart’ which works really well and is actually better than the original version. It also features three covers; ‘Five Colours In Her Hair’ (MCFLY), ‘Twist And Shout’ (The Beatles) and ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’ (Arctic Monkeys). The choices of covers are interesting to say the least and very different to the sound I imagine and expect from this band. It’s made me very interested to hear the rest of their original material which I’m expecting to be a bit more mature, darker and diverse.
The Vamps have a lot of things going well for them and a massive following which is helping them wrap up a lot of airplay on the radio. ‘The Wild Heart EP’ is definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of their new single but this is definitely aimed at the older fans.