Hotzone: The Wanted talk about collaborations on new album and other music news

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Hotzone: The Wanted talk about collaborations on new album and other music news

Weve been doing loads of tracks, but weve all decided that if that track is good enough then its on the album


They’re Wanted men
Irish hunk Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted has revealed the band are working with a host of stars for their third album — due to be released in November.

The former Assets model from Dublin told how they’re working with electro-pop duo LMFAO, rapper Dappy and pop babe Rita Ora.

However, he insists the collabs won’t make it on the album unless the songs are great.

“We’ve been working with Rita Ora, Dappy and LMFAO,” Siva (23) said.

“We’ve been doing loads of tracks, but we’ve all decided that if that track is good enough then it’s on the album, not because of the collaborations.” However, one person who won’t be working with the group is teen pop idol Justin Bieber. The 18-year-old Boyfriend hitmaker insisted he’s not interested in recording with anyone after the boyband claimed they were planning a duet with him.

“Well, The Wanted have recorded a lot of great songs and I can’t wait to hear what their next album sounds like,” Justin said. “It should be interesting. But I’ve just finished in the studio on my own album, so I think I’ve had enough studio time to last me for the next six years.”

He’s a ‘ton of stupid songs
Folk rocker NEWTON FAULKNER says he has “ridiculous” songs he ditched from hit album Write It On Your Skin that he wants to release. The 27-year-old singer revealed: “I was relatively brutal with the flow of the album as I like those you can sit and listen to from start to finish.

“By the time you get to the end you’re like, ‘Ah, that’s now finished and it was nice’. I wrote a lot of very stupid songs because I’m not sensible and use writing completely ridiculous material as a means of opening up bits of my brain. I’ve got this back catalogue of stuff that I’d love to sneak out but I’m not sure how.” Write On Your Skin is now a number one album in the UK. “It’s amazing and quite unexpected to be back at number one,” he said.



Some Killer new tunes
Rockers The Killers will unveil tracks from their new album at an intimate gig — before their headline slots at the Virgin Media V Festival in England on August 18 and 19. Battle Born, their fourth album, drops in September. They play this year’s Electric Picnic at the start of September.

Mixed-up girls
If you happen to witness Little Mix doing something ridiculous in public, it probably isn’t an accident. The X Factor winners have invented a game where the girls dare each other to do silly things. Leigh-Anne Pinnock (19) said: “We went out to eat and I had to stand up in front of the whole restaurant and shout: ‘I’ve got the X Factor’.” Jesy Nelson (21) added: “I had to fall over in front of a pap and it made it into an article.” Those wacky girls drop new single Wings on August 19.

The Pogues seek gig tales
Celtic punk legends The Pogues are appealing for concert-goers to share their memories of gigs by Shane MacGowan and his bandmates over the past 30 years. The band say those who make contributions may see them included in the official booklet accompanying their 30th anniversary live CD/DVD, due out later this year. The live album and DVD will be filmed at two concerts at the Olympia, Paris, on September 11 and 12.



Joyce the ticket
Folk rock duo Two Gallants hit Whelan’s in Dublin on October 25. The San Francisco pair take their band name from a story title in Dubliners by JAMES JOYCE. Tickets priced €16.50 are out tomorrow.

Two Status Quo movies out
Status Quo are set to be rockin’ all over the screen — with two films starring the veteran group planned. The rockers are making their own action film, Bula Quo! — and now a ‘rockumentary’ called Hello Quo is to be helmed by director Alan G Parker.

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A Special influence
Ska legends The Specials aren’t surprised they’re supporting Blur, because they reckon they influenced the Britpop band. They are playing at BT London Live in Hyde Park on August 12 — with Blur and New Order — and are planning a first album since reforming in 2009. Ska’s Horace Panter said: “I see Blur as a cross between The Specials and Joy Division, who turned into New Order, so the line-up makes sense.”

Hair’s a great gig
Beatbox superstar BEARDYMAN will bring his unmissable live show to the capital next month. The Londoner, who dropped his first LP I Done A Album last year, hits The Button Factory on August 4. Tickets cost €15 and go on sale tomorrow.

Husky come to Dublin
Rising Aussie stars Husky have announced an Irish gig in the autumn. The harmonic indie quartet — whose debut album Forever So is out now — will play The Workman’s Club in Dublin on Saturday, September 8. Tickets for the show cost €13 and will go on sale this Friday.


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