Boyce Avenue have praised Zayn Malik for being a "consistent artist".
The US rock band - made up of brothers Daniel, Alejandro and Fabian Manzano - toured with One Direction back in 2012 in the UK when the 'Pillowtalk' hitmaker was still in the band.
And they are massive fans of his debut solo LP 'Mind of Mine' and think he's a "good guy".
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Daniel said: "We've actually been really into Zayn's album. He's a really good guy and he is a consistent artist. We've been really liking his album and there are some really banging tracks on it."
Fabian of the group really hit it off with Zayn when they supported them as they share a love of street art.
Daniel added: "Fabian and Zayn really hit it off because he's our visual guy and they are both into graffiti."
The 35-year-old guitarist-and-backing-singer, says they may ever cover one of the former 1D hunks new songs on their YouTube channel, which has made them the biggest independent band in the world.
He said: "I think sometimes he'd write a song that lyrically fits for us and the message that we want to put our stamp on. So I think we are still thinking about it right now, but we are very into the album it's a banging album."
The 'Be Somebody' hitmakers have stayed in touch with all of One Direction and said they are "down to earth".
He previously said: "We've stayed in touch with the guys and they were just starting back then and in our interactions with them now they still remain, in my opinion, really down to earth."