Buro x Bernard Pivot: The Vamps

Buro x Bernard Pivot: The Vamps

Young folks

Text: Adibah Isa

Image: Universal Music

All hyped up after the release of The Vamps' latest single with Matoma, All Night, we sneak in a quick chat with the lads during their stopover in Singapore

What is your favourite word?
James McVey: Chocolate.
Brad Simpson: Carnivorous.
Connor Ball: Pelican.
Tristan Evans: Moist.

What is your least favorite word?
James McVey: Maybe like, alarm.
Brad Simpson: Yeah I'm going to say moist as well.
Connor Ball: Vulgar.
Tristan Evans: Bedtime. I hate bedtime.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
James McVey: Emotionally, bulldogs.
Brad Simpson: Creatively... I would say relationships, and love...and big emotional tunes.
Connor Ball: Travelling is good for inspiration, for your spirit and your aura.
Tristan Evans: iTunes.

What turns you off?
James McVey: I don't like the smell of cheese.
Brad Simpson: Smelly feet.
Connor Ball: And breath as well.
Tristan Evans: Cheese... Oh breath as well!

The Vamps: Tristan Evans, Brad Simpson, James McVey and Connor Ball
What is your favorite curse word?
James McVey: My favourite, I think, is, "oh my gosh". "Bellend" is a good one. It's not that offensive.
Brad Simpson: Ooh, we couldn't say.... Bugger.
Connor Ball: But we don't call people bellend. We don't use curse words.
Tristan Evans: You know if you have asparagus? That's the mother to the asparagus. A bellend doesn't look very nice, and it smells horrible. It's like a disgusting plant.

What sound or noise do you love?
James McVey: I like birds singing when it's a summer morning and you can hear them outside. When you're sleeping and the rain...aww.
Connor Ball: A hairdryer is really nice. When you're asleep and your mom's drying her's good.
Tristan Evans: The sound of the alarm! Woop Woop! (chants) The sound of the alarm! The alarm is horrible.

What sound or noise do you hate?
James McVey: Sirens, especially.
Brad Simpson: I don't like when buses break (screeches). That's annoying.
Tristan Evans: Fire alarms, sirens, and really high-pitched people.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
James McVey: Historian.
Brad Simpson: The guy that tests the Go Ape treetop climbing and zip wires.
Connor Ball: A spaceman that looks into space.
Tristan Evans: Brain surgeon. I like brains.

What profession would you not like to do?
James McVey: Working in a sewer — you know the people who have to go down the manholes.... It's good that they do it, but it smells so bad!
Brad Simpson: Working as a butcher. That's hard seeing your meat beforehand. Or a roller-coaster tester.
Tristan Evans: Or fishmonger. 

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
James McVey: "It'll be great if you played All Night."
Brad Simpson: Just a bottle of Prosecco.
Connor Ball: Just a pat on the back, "well done".
Tristan Evans: A nice welcome would be good. Dom Perignon champagne, on ice. And, you know what, egg royale, without sauce. 

Listen to The Vamps' newest single, All Night, here.