The Vamps are a group of beach bum musicians from a city called Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Despite their risk of falling for cliche, they’ve got some talent to throw around, and they demonstrate it in this video of an acoustic surfer-sway rendition of Ray Charles’ “Let’s go get stoned.” This song has been covered several times, but The Vamps impressed me thoroughly with this piece; posted to Youtube and their social networking sites at the close of a day spent carving the Aussie swells.
Though they have few songs to stream at this time, additional music can be heard by visiting their pages on Myspace and Facebook, and I’ll be watching to see what they further create. Australia has really been bringing some brilliant talent. The secret’s got to be hidden somewhere in the accent.