In 2012, guitarist James McVey decided to search for talent on YouTube to start a band. First he approached singer/songwriter Bradley Simpson via YouTube, and after writing a few songs together, the pair recruited drummer Tristan Evans and bassist Connor Ball to complete the lineup. The debut single, Can We Dance, was first aired on YouTube, notching over a million views within the first two weeks. Officially released in October 2013, Can We Dance debuted at number two on the Official U.K. Singles Chart. In April 2014 the debut album, Meet the Vamps, came out amid a whirlwind of press engagements. The single, Last Night -- the third to be taken from the album and released just a week before -- scored its third consecutive U.K. Top Ten single, entering the charts at number two.