One Direction "Frustrated" After New Album 'Midnight Memories' Leaks Online

20 November 2013, 11:59 | Updated: 20 November 2013, 12:00

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The 'Best Song Ever' stars say it's annoying that their record has found its way online one week early.

One Direction have spoken about their disappointment after their new album 'Midnight Memories' leaked online a full week ahead of its scheduled release.

The 'Story Of My Life' four-piece launch their third studio record next week, but the album emerged across the Internet on Monday (18th November).

One Direction have since admitted they have found the leak "frustrating" because they want all fans to hear the record at the same time.

"It's annoying because there's this big build-up and it affects sales," Liam Payne told Digital Spy this week at a launch event for the record. "We really want a number one so we're just kind of hoping for the best now.

"It's just frustrating when you work so hard on an album and you kind of want everyone to hear it at the same time," bandmate Louis Tomlinson added.

One Direction release new album 'Midnight Memories' on 25th November.