Hi Max, Is it important for you to meet your fans?
Yeah, it is. At the end of the day we go out and do our gigs and music and stuff, but we wouldn’t be doing any of it without them. We actually enjoy doing it, we enjoy meeting the fans. It’s nice to meet different people and hear what they’ve got say to you, like, it’s one of the most enjoyable things we get to do.
Do you get many presents from fans?
Haha, oh yeah, we’ve had about ten bin bags full at signings, it’s wicked. We get teddy bears, chains, caps, er…Footballs, cakes, sweets, T-shirts and vests, everything.
Wow, pretty amazing! If you could ask for one thing, what would it be?
Man City shirt! Always. I’d say Nathan would ask for a BoysIIMen album. Siva would ask for a mirror (Siva shouts an unimpressed 'haha') Tom would ask for hairspray, and Jay would ask for Neytiri from Avatar so she could spend a night of passion with him.
A lot of bands at the moment are launching their own clothing and jewellery lines, is that something you’d think about in the future?
Definitely; I mean, we’re nothing at the moment so we’re open for all sorts. If anyone was interested in doing something like that, then that would be wicked. A bit of Wanted bling (laughs)! Yeah, that’d be cool, it'd be a bit strange seeing people wearing “The Wanted” around their neck, bit weird.
Other than JLS, we’ve not had a new boyband in a few years, did you have any idea you’d create such a buzz?
To be honest, I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet. We’re nothing at the moment, its mad. We’re just doing what we’re doing and have no idea where we’re going to end up. It’s mad.
Have you met anyone that you’ve been a fan of yet? Who would you want to meet?
I’d love to meet Enimen. He’s what I’ve grown up with. He’s my hero, so that’d be just superb. We’ve met Rihanna, Alexandra Burke, Pixie Lott… who else…? Obviously I’d love to meet Cheryl Cole, for obvious reasons. Scouting For Girls, they’re well nice lads, Tinie Tempah, he’s top, a well nice guy. We’ve met quite a few; we’ve been really lucky.
Lots of famous friends then! Who’s the most famous number in your phone book?
Probably Pixie Lott. Siva has got Rihanna in his. He took her to Greggs and she had a 'Sausage and Bean Melt'.
All Time Low went straight in at Number One. So with other bands at the moment, like The Saturdays, who haven’t yet had a Number One, how is rivalry between you?
I think The Saturdays will get a Number One, they’re huge! I don’t know why, but it’s just taken off for us at the right time I think. I’m sure they’ll get theirs as well, they haven’t done badly have they, I think they’ll be happy for us.
Maybe you could join forces and have a boyband / girlband supergroup!
Haha, That’d be superb. That would be the ultimate popband that, wouldn’t it! That would be a proper popband!
The Wanted's self-titled debut album is out now.