Album Review: The Vamps - Wake Up

1 December 2015 | 3:33 pm | Carley Hall

"One-dimensional at best sums up Wake Up."

British baby-faced popsters The Vamps are back with their second album and, while their vocal talents shouldn't be faulted, squeaky-clean production has once again clearly been at their disposal.

Whatever additional touches the four lads might have brought to the table would have been smothered by Wake Up's awful lyrics and mundane song structures, then smeared with characterless varnish. The self-titled single is anthemic and probably the most easily digestible, then the ridiculously worded Volcano follows ("Give me a teadrop/I'll give the ocean") and it's one big quick descent into hell from there. One-dimensional at best sums up Wake Up.