On their debut U.S. EP, Somebody to You, British boy band the Vamps work hard to associate themselves with bigger, better-known acts. The acoustic guitars and strings that dominate songs such as the sprightly "Move My Way" evoke the more sensitive side of One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer, a connection they make even clearer by covering hits by each of those bands ("Midnight Memories" and "She Looks So Perfect," respectively). Add in a version of the title track featuring Demi Lovato and the Mumford & Sons-esque banjos on "Wild Heart," and the result is a band covering all the bases it can. Fortunately, the Vamps bring enough of their own charm to the proceedings to make the EP an enjoyable introduction for stateside listeners.
AllMusic Review by Heather Phares
feat: Demi Lovato