Boyband The Wanted have spoken out about how they were treated during their first year as a band, with Tom Parker claiming "we felt like puppets".

Speaking to The Huffington Post UK aboard The London Eye, the singer said: "For the first year we felt like puppets, it was all very new and we just did everything."

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Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, and Jay McGuiness of The Wanted

The 25-year-old from Bolton says the 'Glad You Came' singers have now learned to say no: "After a bit of time we thought 'I wanna make sure this is the direction we feel comfortable doing'… we didn't want to just stand there with a face full of makeup going, 'look how hot we are.'"

The Wanted are set to release their third album on 4 November, something which fellow band member Jay McGuiness revealed can't come soon enough.

"We'll be back to doing our music and our proper job for a while now," he said, referring to the band's time away touring and making a reality show in the US.

READ: The Wanted's Tom Parker Says He's 'Done A Lot Worse' Things Than Justin Bieber

Asked whether they will do another series of E! show 'The Wanted Life', McGuiness answered diplomatically: "I think so, who knows? I think it's more a case of 'can we fit that many hours in the day?' and if we can 'where do we film it?'

"I'd like to film it in the UK because then it means if we've got a week off we can see our families... not that my family would be happy to be on camera."

On Tuesday, the band surprised fans with their first 'proper' ballad in three years as they debuted their new single ‘Show Me Love', out on 20 October.

LISTEN: The Wanted's 'Show Me Love'...

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    SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Recording artists The Wanted perform during the 3rd Annual Cartoon Network's 'Hall Of Fame' Awards at the Barker Hangar on February 9, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) The Wanted chatting about The Ultimate iHeartRadio VIP Valentine's Day Experience sponsored by HP on February 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 3rd Annual Cartoon Network's "Hall Of Game" Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Recording artist Max George of The Wanted performs during the 3rd Annual Cartoon Network's 'Hall Of Fame' Awards at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, on February 9, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 3rd Annual Cartoon Network's "Hall Of Game" Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Recording artists Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker, Max George, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness of the musical group The Wanted perform during the 3rd Annual Cartoon Network's 'Hall Of Fame' Awards at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, on February 9, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 3rd Annual Cartoon Network's "Hall Of Game" Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Recording artists Nathan Sykes, Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswara and Tom Parker of The Wanted perform during the 3rd Annual Cartoon Network's 'Hall Of Game' Awards at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Airport, on February 9, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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    FILE - This Aug. 22, 2012 photo shows members of the British boy band "The Wanted", from left, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes posing for a portrait at JetBlue's T5 at JFK International Airport in New York. The British fivesome announced Wednesday, Feb. 6, that their new reality show will debut in June on E!. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

  • US-PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS-ARRIVALS

    The Wanted arrive for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, January 09, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Singers Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuiness, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, and Tom Parker of The Wanted accept the Favorite Breakout Artist award onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Singers Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuiness, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, and Tom Parker of The Wanted accept the Favorite Breakout Artist award onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: The Wanted band members react in the audience after hearing they won the Favorite Breakout Artists Award at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Singers Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, and Tom Parker of The Wanted accept the Favorite Breakout Artist award onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Press Room

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singers (L-R) Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Max George of The Wanted, winners of Favorite Breakout Artist, pose in the press room at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Portraits

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singers Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran and Tom Parker of The Wanted pose for a portrait during the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Press Room

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singers (L-R) Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Max George of The Wanted, winners of Favorite Breakout Artist, pose in the press room at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Press Room

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singers (L-R) Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Max George of The Wanted, winners of Favorite Breakout Artist, pose in the press room at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Nathan Sykes of The Wanted attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Singers Max George, Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness of The Wanted attend the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Jay McGuiness of The Wanted attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)