The Vamps are a British Pop band consisting of vocalist Bradley Simpson, guitarist James McVey, bassist Connor Ball and drummer Tristan Evans. The quartet formed after they found one another via demos on their respective YouTube channels and signed to Mercury Records in late 2012. They started to grow a fan base by supporting Pop-Punk band McFly in early 2013 on their Memory Lane tour. This tale of teenage awkwardness was released as their debut single.
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.