The Wanted People interview. ‘Glad You Came’ reached number five on US charts last week. Nathan: ‘If you look at One Direction’s chart position and then look at ours, they’re not really even our rivals. They have different fans to us. We don’t want their fans, they’re too young. We laugh and say that their fans are our fans’ younger sisters. We have our own success going on in America and it isn’t just with the music. We are extremely fortunate to have the best-looking fans, they are absolutely beautiful, so fit. But there is one big difference between the American ones and the British ones.
We find British girls very cute but very shy so they take a bit more hard work to crack. On the other hand, the American girls are forward and loud. We’re cleaning up with the Americans. If they’re interested then we will know about it, they will tell us they’re interested and then we swap numbers. Let’s just say that after that it usually ends up in a positive outcome. We find we have to try a lot harder with our British fans. We can’t wait until the American spring break because we are going to Las Vegas. Our tour manager has told us that he is not going to stop until he has got us the fittest girls there so that is something some of the boys and I are definitely very much looking forward to. We’re mostly all players, apart from Max, who is going out with Michelle.
She loves hearing our stories about us and our fans. Michelle loves getting involved in the gossip, sometimes she comes to watch us perform with a load of her friends and she tries to palm them off on us. Once this battle is over with One Direction we are going to take them for a drink, and we’ll show them who can drink the most. I think they will enjoy the experience of seeing us being able to drink a lot more than them. I think we can drink them under the table, when we’re on tour we go out drinking every third night so we have had plenty of practice. We tend to start on beer and then go on to spirits. Then of course we will take the 1D boys to a strip club. I would love to see their faces when we suggest that.
I think it’s highly unlikely they have ever been to one before.. Unlike One Direction we don’t have Simon but we don’t need him either. He is too controlling for us, we like to have control of our own music. We are too outspoken, we want to choose who we work with and we want to work with a lot of different ones. We are so focused on ourselves. We like to sit and write our songs, decide what we do but, like any of the X Factor acts, One Direction don’t really have much of a choice about what they do. Of course having Simon behind a project is an amazing thing to have but we haven’t suffered by not having him. We have got on the Ellen show and we’re going on Jay Leno so that speaks for itself. We are so proud, we are doing this for Britain. If you had asked any of us two years ago if we thought we’d be here today, we’d have laughed in their faces.’
Jay: ‘I slept with more girls in America in one month than I have for a whole year in the UK. The boys who are not single help me, they make way for me. And Americans’ boobs are lovely. There are a lot of fake ones.’ What makes the boys so popular with the US hotties? ‘Our accents. We’ll be in a club and we’ll see the girls coming over and they’ll tell us they love our accents. Then things take their course.. One Direction are smashing it. Along with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez they are on the front of all the teenage magazines in America because the young girls love them. But, on the other side of the coin, we are on the radio stations talking about our music.’
Tom: ‘It is a massive achievement to be bigger than Take That Back For Good is such an amazing song so to beat them is huge. Now we’re being compared to The Beatles, which just takes the p*** most of us aren’t even old enough to have a legal drink in America.’