What with new single I Found You being out, we'd had our fingers crossed that a new album from The Wanted would be just across the horizon.

But apparently even though we're going to have to wait a bit longer, Tom Parker seems to think it's going to be worth it when we finally get to hear what they've been keeping up those badass boy sleeves of theirs.

"The label wanted us to release it in time for Christmas sales but we weren’t happy with the whole album so we refused," Tom told the Daily Star.

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“At the end of the day it’s up to us. We are the artist and the label may not like it but there’s not much they can do.

"We’ve been all around the world this year. When have we had time to sit down and write an album?

“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.”

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Fighting talk there Monsieur Parker.

We can't WAIT to hear it - even if that means listening to their Dominic The Donkey cover in March..

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