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The salient points

  • If you like boybands with stern facial expressions and a penchant for 'banter', you will LOVE The Wanted.
  • The Wanted aren't a boyband like Westlife but at the same time they're not like Take That used to be, ie with dance routines, etc. They're a new breed of boyband that just sort of stands around looking like they want to fuck your head off.
  • The video for 'All Time Low' takes place in a partially-collapsed warehouse in which a series of colourful explosions occur, which is nice.
  • The song surprised everyone by being very good and ALSO being a massive hit.
  • In 2011, they released a song for Comic Relief, following in the footsteps of Hale & Pace and Right Said Fred.
  • At the beginning of 2012 they scored an impressively and unexpectedly huge hit in America with 'Glad You Came', meaning that along with One Direction they were leading a sort of UK/US boyband invasion thing.
  • Yet still they refuse to crack a smile.

Interviews & Features

Max from The Wanted interview
Time for a chat with Max from hopefuls The Wanted ...
April 19, 2010 in Interviews & Features


Nathan Nathan Sykes, one of the better ones from The Wanted, has announced some things about going solo
(Photo credit: Eva Pentel for Hunger TV) Nathan Sykes, the artist ...
January 26, 2015 in The News
The Wanted Don’t panic, The Wanted are still available to do private gigs for the rest of the year
The Wanted may have sort of split up but they're still ...
March 14, 2014 in The News
Elyar Fox Elyar Fox will be supporting The Wanted on their arena tour next month
Potentially tolerable popstar Elyar Fox has been drafted in as extra ...
February 18, 2014 in The News
Sophie Bits About Pop: From Katy Perry accepting an avocado in lieu of pay to banter botherers The Wanted calling it a day
BAPS! Katy Perry used to accept avocados as payment for her early performances. ...
January 22, 2014 in The News
The Wanted The Wanted are ‘going on a break’ (splitting up)
Banter experts The Wanted have decided to take some time off ...
January 22, 2014 in The News

From The Briefing

kiesza2 Six key single releases from the next six weeks
Say what you like about popstars, but when it comes to releasing pop singles nobody else does it better. Here are ...
March 7, 2014 in Noteworthy, The Briefing
The Wanted The start of the first verse of the new The Wanted single, presented without comment.
When my time is over Lying in my grave Written on my tombstone I want it to ...
August 5, 2013 in The Briefing
The Wanted The Wanted’s ‘Walks Like Rihanna’ is shaping up to be this summer’s bestworst pop anthem
Well ladies and gentlemen there is some great news today for fans of lamazing, increrrible pop extravaganzas. Despite some epic moaning ...
April 26, 2013 in Noteworthy, The Briefing