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The Vamps: The music that made us - Arctic Monkeys, McFly, more

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The Vamps press shot 2014.

"There are different artists who inspire different aspects of our music," notes The Vamps singer Bradley Simpson. "For me, I played guitar for three years before I even started singing, so to inspire me to play guitar it was [AC/DC guitarist] Angus Young and the film School Of Rock.

"For singing, it was probably Paolo Nutini. The style I really got into was his - and Arctic Monkeys were probably a big one. Performance, for all of us, I think is McFly."

McFly press shot 2013.

McFly

Arctic Monkeys and frontman Alex Turner

Arctic Monkeys


Guitarist James McVey adds: "Busted and Good Charlotte - if it wasn't for those two bands, then I wouldn't have ever got into guitar. But for writing it's Taylor Swift, obviously. It's McFly for live. Before I had seen them in concert, I would never have performed as we do now."

As for the albums they re-visit again and again? "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket by Blink 182 and American Idiot by Green Day," reveals Tristan Evans. "I just always go crawling back. I used to listen to it on the school bus on the way to swimming."

Blink 182

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Blink 182

Green Day play Reading Festival

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong


Connor Ball adds: "There's an album by All Time Low called Nothing Personal which is awesome."

"I really like both of Damien Rice's albums in full, and I like all of Taylor Swift's albums," James says. "There's a band called Green River Ordinance that I've just got into over the past six months and they're really awesome."

Paolo Nutini

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Paolo Nutini

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters


Bradley concludes: "For me, one of the first albums where I could listen to every song was Paolo Nutini's These Streets. It's just ridiculous and really well written.

"The Rudimental album is really good - there's not a bad song on that. I like every Foo Fighters album to be honest, and then the new Arctic Monkeys record. It never gets old."

The Vamps' new single 'Wild Heart' is out now.

Watch The Vamps perform their new single 'Wild Heart' for Digital Spy below:

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