Belfast Telegraph

Wanted: 1D are just about looks

The Wanted have hit out at rival British boyband One Direction, saying their fame is all down to their image, not their music.

Wanted singer Max George, who is celebrating getting into the Billboard top five with Glad You Came, compared Simon Cowell's One Direction to Disney band the Jonas Brothers.

Max told The Metro: "I'm not sure how well they're actually doing yet. They're more faces, if you know what I mean.

"I don't think people really look at us over there as the same kind of band because I think people look at them more like a Jonas Brothers sort of band, that are very TV and children's magazine based. They make magazines instead of actually hearing them on the radio."

He added: "I think our audience over there is sort of 18 to 25 or 30. We have a lot of radio play but I think we're more of a music band."

And Max revealed there is no love lost between The Wanted and One Direction.

He said: "We don't talk. The X Factor family stick together. They're very close, you know, all the X Factor contestants, and they kind of stay in that one circle normally."


From Belfast Telegraph