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We know exactly why we’re all attracted to boybands. Forward this to your parents ASAP.

Sick of your parents teasing you over your obsession with boybands? Tired of people telling you “he’ll never know who you are”? Do you wonder why it is that you’re so attracted to boyband members?

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We’ve got all the answers that you need. Is it their curly hair? Their bad-boy styled tattoos? Their perfectly tailored outfits? The way they hit those high notes?

No. It’s none of that. It’s all down to the science that goes into the formation of boybands. That’s right, we’re going all scientific on your asses.

Relationship therapist Paul Hokemeyer, Ph.D. has revealed that neuroplasticity is to blame for our obsessions. We have no idea how you pronounce that.

“This has to do with neuroplasticity and the way our brains crave the pleasures of our past. If your brain was imprinted with a pleasurable cause and effect, it will desperately hold onto that memory recall. We stick to what works.”

So basically, because we fell in love with One Direction on The X Factor, that’s why we also fell in love with The Wanted. And 5 Seconds of Summer. And Collabro. And Stereo Kicks. And any other boyband we can get our hands on. To be fair, the fact that some of them get their kit off probably doesn’t help, either.

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And mum, Dr. Hokemeyer has told us that you like boybands just as much as we do, so stop pretending you don’t.

“They’re reminded of that infatuation they once experienced on a similar level and all of the memories come flooding back.”

So there we have it. You can’t mock us for loving a band of boys ever again. We’ve got a doctor’s note and everything.

And the winners are… Win a stream code for Nathan Sykes’ secret show

@NJSykesMusic, @jadethewant3d, @AmyyySykes, @TheWantitMusic, @njsykesessex – Congratulations, YOU can watch Nathan’s #SSS and fangirl 110%.

The cutest boy in pop, Nathan Sykes, is heading out on the road to celebrate the release of his debut single ‘Kiss Me Quick’ in a series of secret shows.

With excitement, obvs.
With excitement, obvs.

>How does that work then? The shows are all going to be very intimate with only a select number of fans in attendance at each one. And for those of us not able to make it, there are competitions to win a stream code to watch the show which will never be played again in full online.

Fans have been nominating each other to receive invites to the event, been spotting clues on Nathan’s snapchat and creating their own Nathan-themed Spotify playlists in the hope of getting a look in on the secret show.

And now we have some codes to give away too!

For your chance to win a stream code for Sykes’ Secret Show in London this Sunday, simply follow us on Twitter and answer the question in the below tweet using the hashtag #NathanSykesMaxPop.

The competition will close at 9pm on the 2nd July and winners will be contacted by direct message.

Nathan Sykes performs exclusive acoustic version of ‘Kiss Me Quick’ for Shazam Sessions

One of our five favourite former members of The Wanted has dropped into Shazam HQ and performed an acoustic version of his debut single ‘Kiss Me Quick’. Can we guess which one we’re talking about yet?

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Yes Nathan, you!

The brilliant new version of the already rather brilliant single shows off Nathan’s ability to perform live with nothing buy a trusty acoustic guitar and teases what can be expected from the acoustic version of ‘More Than You’ll Ever Know’, featured on the ‘Kiss Me Quick’ EP. Continue reading Nathan Sykes performs exclusive acoustic version of ‘Kiss Me Quick’ for Shazam Sessions

Nathan Sykes’ debut single ‘Kiss Me Quick’ hits iTunes Top 10 six weeks before it’s released.

Your friend and ours Nathan Sykes is gearing up to release his debut single ‘Kiss Me Quick’ a lengthy nineteen months since his last release with boyband The Wanted ‘Show Me Love (America)’. In the run up to his solo debut, Nathan has unveiled plans to release an EP alongside the debut single and it’s already shot into the top ten based on pre-orders alone.

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The EP – which includes the Brookes Brothers remix of the track, the instrumental, new song ‘Wait For You’, and an acoustic version of ‘More Than You’ll Ever Know’ – will be released on June 28, the same day as the single, which can be pre-ordered here.

‘Kiss Me Quick’ is currently taking over the airwaves, receiving airplay from the likes of Capital FM, Heart, The Hits, In:Demand and many more.

The ‘Kiss Me Quick’ EP is also available to pre-order here.

Nathan Sykes releases ‘Kiss Me Quick’ on June 28.

Could Nathan Sykes BE any cuter? Here’s five times when we think he was cuter than an adorable little pug!

We can hardly count the number of times we’ve squealed with delight due to the adorableness of Nathan Sykes, whose debut single ‘Kiss Me Quick’ will drop this summer. After drowning with excitement during his solo tour, we’ve decided to reflect on a few moments that will remind everyone of just how precious the singer is:

1. When his inner Taylor Swift fangirl was showing on his 22nd birthday – April 18, for those of you who didn’t know.

Continue reading Could Nathan Sykes BE any cuter? Here’s five times when we think he was cuter than an adorable little pug!

What is Nathan Sykes really thinking in these pictures from his live shows?

As we’re all aware, Nathan Sykes is currently in the middle of performing his AMAZING upcoming solo material on his mini-UK tour.

We imagine it must be quite overwhelming to branch out from one of the UK’s biggest boybands and go it alone, and often wonder what Nathan’s feeling during this very strange time in his career. Well don’t you worry, MP!’s gone all Psychic Sally on you to see what’s running through Sykes’ little mind in these press shots from his tour.

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Well, maybe. We’ll probably never know what Nathan’s thinking but we do know that he’s releasing his very amazing debut single ‘Kiss Me Quick’ on June 14.

12,182 people would rather punch their gran in the face than One Direction. Let’s play a game of Would You Rather to see how much of a fan you are.

In shocking new research results, it has been revealed that 47% of One Direction fans would rather punch every member of their family in the face than every member of One Direction. That equates to 12,182 people would rather punch their gran in the face than Louis Tomlinson. Sorry Nanny MaxPop.

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The study has also shown that 56% of fans would choose to watch their parents have sex if it meant Zayn Malik would re-join the band (eww no), 58% would rather never see the boys again if it meant they could still hear them (but they’re so pretty?) and 56% of fans would also rather fail their A-Levels than not be a Directioner (we suppose you could always get a job for the boys). Continue reading 12,182 people would rather punch their gran in the face than One Direction. Let’s play a game of Would You Rather to see how much of a fan you are.

Nathan Sykes teases debut single ‘Kiss Me Quick’ and it’s all sorts of amazing.

The Wanted’s first solo star Nathan Sykes has let us in on a little listen to his first single since flying the boyband nest and the result – a teeny tiny Instagram clip – is more than enough to get us through the wait for the single’s release.

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The track is titled ‘Kiss Me Quick’ and has been played live by the former male quintet star on his sting of sold out shows that are taking place in the UK as you read this very post. And we’ll have you know that we heard the full song when we met with Nathan earlier this year. Continue reading Nathan Sykes teases debut single ‘Kiss Me Quick’ and it’s all sorts of amazing.

“I was 20% of The Wanted, this is 100% me”: We speak to Nathan Sykes and get an exclusive listen to his solo tracks

Like the rest of the world, we were absolutely beside ourselves with excitement when one former fifth of The Wanted Nathan Sykes announced plans to release a solo record. When his press associates asked us if we wanted an exclusive listen to THREE brand new tracks with Nathan himself, you can you bet your giddy aunt that we jumped at the chance.

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“I feel like I’ve been locked in some sort of musical cave,” Nathan Sykes tells us as we sit down in a London office with him to listen to some exclusive tracks from his solo recording sessions. “I’ve been working on this album for a good few months now, I feel like I’ve lost touch with what’s going on in the real world. It’s just been full on music.”

First of all we listen to a track named ‘Kiss Me Quick’. Like every track we heard, Nathan co-wrote this one. The track also boasts writing and production credits from London based company LDN Noise. Without trying to sound like a nan, all we can say is that this track sounds very “funky.” It’s reminiscent of the current trend of live band instruments showcased by the likes of Mark Ronson on ‘Uptown Funk’ and Cheryl on ‘Crazy Stupid Love’. Continue reading “I was 20% of The Wanted, this is 100% me”: We speak to Nathan Sykes and get an exclusive listen to his solo tracks

Sound the Klaxon: Nathan Sykes from The Wanted is going solo. Are we excited? YES

Yes, Christmas has come early. At MP! HQ we have just heard the news that Nathan Sykes from The Wanted is set to go solo this year. We have had a The Wanted shaped hole in our hearts since they split last year and we are pretty excited at the thought of Nathy making some tunes.

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Speaking about how his music might sound, Nathan said: “I have tried to make something for everyone and have elements of soul, funk, Motown, dance, straight down the line commercial pop, some more stripped back acoustic tracks and there are a couple of piano ballads on there as well. I just wanted to make an album that people can really enjoy.” Continue reading Sound the Klaxon: Nathan Sykes from The Wanted is going solo. Are we excited? YES