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26 April 2013, 09:50
The 'Carry You' stars say the 'Glad You Came' stars have been helping them get started in the business.
Union J have opened up about the pressure to match the success of huge boy bands like The Wanted and One Direction, as well as revealing how the UK groups have been giving them advice.
The X Factor 2012 stars have revealed that 'Glad You Came' stars The Wanted have been particularly supportive of them, offering advice when they need and keeping in touch in recent months.
"Yeah they've all been nice, The Wanted boys in particular have been wicked towards us," Josh Cuthbert revealed exclusively to Capital FM. "They've given us loads of advice and stuff."
The four-piece, who gave their debut single 'Carry You' its first play on Capital FM this week, singled out The Wanted's Max George as having particularly looked after them recently.
Union J also discussed the pressure to succeed in the wake of The Wanted and One Direction's huge steps on cracking America over the past year, describing it as a 'privilege' to be able to follow in their footsteps.
"I think there's a massive pressure in the fact that they've all done so well this time round," Jaymi Hensley explained. "Five or six years ago boy bands weren't possibly the coolest thing or they weren't the thing that's out there selling the most records.
"But bands in general are really dominating the pop world at the moment," he continued. "To be part of that is an amazing privilege and honour, but there is a lot of pressure to succeed, because if you don't you'd be thinking, 'Well why, why aren't we doing well? what went wrong for us?'
"I suppose the world is buying in to British boy bands right now, so that's the kind of pressure," Josh added. "We can't just blame that on that fact that the world not likening births boys bands, because they do, because the last couple have been so successful.
"There is that pressure but fingers crossed that we can do it."
Check out a picture of Union J on their video shoot for 'Carry You' below:
This week the stars gave fans their first look at the music video for 'Carry You' in a new teaser trailer, and the single gets its official release on 2nd June.
Union J have also been confirmed to perform at Wembley Stadium for the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2013 with Vodafone on 9th June.
Watch Union J talking exclusively to Capital FM about looking up to The Wanted below: