POP BITS. Good news if you like top-notch pop albums. Bad news if you are impatient. Tom Parker from The Wanted has said that the boys’ new album won’t be released until March 2013 – a depressing 6 MONTHS away.
The band’s label wanted to release their third album in time for the massive Christmas sales, but the the band put a stop to that. Tom told the Daily Star “We have about nine songs we are happy with and could put it out now but we’d prefer to have an album we are proud of and lose an extra 100,000 sales”. Gutted, but worth the wait, TW we salute you. POP BITS OUT.
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Lawson will be signing copies of their new album ‘Chapman Square’ in Southampton. [save almost £7, just £8 delivered from the MP! shop]
Conor Maynard‘s UK tour reaches Norwich.
Labrinth heads to Manchester on his UK tour.
Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Pink Friday Reloaded’ tour reaches Newcastle.
The Wanted will be on TV show Celebrity Juice.[For dates, times, locations, and to plan ahead visit the maximumpop.co.uk Pop Diary]
MP!ers it’s here. We’ve been attentively listening to JLS’s brand new fourth album ‘Evolution’ over the last few days and are ready to deliver our verdict. In a world where One Direction and The Wanted are the fresh faces of boyband pop, have grandaddies Marvin, JB, Ortise and Aston found the sound and the songs to keep them relevant, and you lot in the front row at their gigs? Let’s find out in our exclusive track-by-track review.
UPDATE: You can preview all the tracks on ‘Evolution’ here:
See The Wanted, Sam & The Womp, Lawson, Fazer, Amelia Lily and Angel live at Future Hits Live. 3 pairs of tickets to win!2
The Hits Radio Future Hits Live returns with its best line up yet. Join The Wanted, Sam & The Womp, Lawson, Fazer, Amelia Lily and Angel live *this* Saturday 27th October in Preston. For your chance to win one of 3 pairs of tickets just complete the below. We’ll be announcing a winner at 5pm, 9pm and 10pm. Good luck!
UPDATE: CONGRATS TO THE FIRST WINNER OF A PAIR OF TICKETS – ALEX. 2 MORE PAIRS TO WIN, KEEP ENTERING…
Following @maximumpop to see The Wanted, Lawson, Angel and Amelia Lily live on Saturday. Winners at 9pm. Enter: http://bit.ly/winthewanted
That’s it. Check back later to see if you won. Good luck.
Nathan, Siva, Tom, Jay and Max meet ‘Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’, it’s violent, cinematic and appears to have made some female MP!er’s ovaries explode. Welcome to The Wanted’s brand new video for ‘I Found You’ starring Boris, which in our humble opinion is the boys’ best effort yet. Well done guys.
THE WINNER IS… 47 comments, and almost 2,000 votes and the winner of the ‘I Found You’ vs ‘Hottest Girl In The World’ head to head is JLS who grabbed 985 votes for their new tune. MP! agreed, scoring ‘Hottest Girl’ a B+ for it’s super-slick thundering production and amazing high notes, and The Wanted’s effort ‘I Found You’ a still very respectable C+.
Two of the week’s biggest songs head to head. Your vote decides the winner. 7 days to have your say. This week: The Wanted ‘I Found You’ Vs JLS ‘Hottest Girl In The World’. Let’s fight.
The one X Factor finalist we thought would never make it big, Cher Lloyd proved us wrong with her surprisingly good debut album last year and has only gone and made it big in America following in the footsteps of One Direction, Ellie Goulding and The Wanted – with a repackaged version of that LP finding itself inside the Top 10 this week.
Cher’s new single from that album – ‘Oath’ – is a brilliantly catchy ditty, instantly at home with the foot-tapping highlights on the album and arguably features some of her best vocals, particularly as she’s not hollering about running beats or being aggressive. Cher is promising unending love and solid devotion to her BFF, something that suits her as the bubbly, infectious beats and production combine with her improving vocals to make something unexpectedly sweet.
Even newcomer Becky G’s contribution to the song is well-handled, slotting in well alongside the tune which reeks of ‘late summer anthem’ and will probably end up with a ’90210′-inspired video down the line (not that we’re complaining!).
Listen to ‘Oath’ below:
Our advice? When it finally hits UK shores, download all the way.
Congrats alice_hadden and EveTheWantedd who can wear their limited-edition hand-drawn The Wanted Ts with pride – they’re in the post to you now. Everyone else, check here for all out latest competitions.
Welcome back to MP!’s much-loved mentalfest Comp of the Day. Today, two lucky MP!ers will win a limited-edition, hand-drawn The Wanted t-shirt pictured here. Only 100 of these t-shirts were ever printed – and these are the last two not already in the wardrobes of the lucky few. For your chance to get Siva, Max, Jay, Nathan and Tom on your boobies just follow our simple instructions.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
- Click here for The Wanted’s fanmail address
After impressing Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Rihanna during their MTV VMAs performance last week Harry, Niall, Zayn, Louis and Liam were being lowered from the stage when The Wanted’s mega-hit ‘Glad You Came’ was blast across the arena’s speakers. Did the boys turn up their noses and demonstrate their supposed rivalry as detailed extensively by gossip sites inferior to MP!, or did they bash out some award-winning dad dance moves? Ermmm, let’s find out…
POP BITS. After premiering their falsetto-filled Steve Mac-produced new single ‘I Found You’ on BBC Radio 1 this morning, The Wanted boys have let slip to expect a new album early 2013. Taking time out from their busy Breaking America Schedule, the boys have been in the studio recording for their third album for the last few months. The single itself is set to be released in November. Confirmed dates when we have them. POP BITS OVER.