Why PH is special to The Vamps

Shiela Reyes, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 08 2017 09:49 PM

They have been in the Philippines a couple of times already and it seems the British pop band The Vamps have not yet had enough of the country.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News organized by MCA Music on Friday, James McVey, the group’s lead guitarist, noted that they have many fans in the Philippines and that they love seeing them every time they visit.

“I think from day one, the fans here have been really, really supportive. On Facebook, the Philippines is the top 3 country most active country among our fans so we always come back,” he said.

Bass guitarist Connor Ball said they make their trip different each time by bringing new album and music.

Is there any chance they will come back for a vacation and not for work?

“We heard the beaches are nice so we want to see the beaches and chill out and get a tan,” McVey said.

Meanwhile, the band is looking forward to the release of the second part of its third album “Night and Day.”

“The second half of the album is slightly different from the first album so we are looking forward to getting the songs out. Like the first half, it’s quite a personal album to us. We are looking forward to getting more personal songs out,” McVey said.

Ball is hoping their supporters would see how they have grown as persons and as musicians in the new album.

Despite their success, the band is hoping to collaborate with other artists in the future like The Chainsmokers.

“I think have done really well," McVey said of the "Closer" hitmakers. "We like working with different people so on our album, we’ve worked with four or five different artists. The second half of our third album, there will be some more. We like working with different people.”

They are also open to collaborating with Filipino acts if given the chance.

“We need to start listening to some Filipino music. We heard it’s very good. We haven’t actually had time to sit down and listen. If you can recommend anyone, that would be nice,” Ball said.

Finally, for those interested to know if The Vamps is still in touch with actress Liza Soberano, here’s what McVey had to say.

“A little bit. I heard that she’s doing really, really well out here. It’s funny because when we met three years ago, she’s really grown as a person and she’s done so much. It’s pretty nice to see her achieve those things in the past three years,” she said.

The group is also aware that Soberano will be portraying Darna, which they dubbed as the Filipino Wonder Woman.

The Vamps first met Soberano when they made a guest appearance on Sunday variety show "ASAP" back in February 2015. At the time, McVey referred to Soberano as "lovely."