The Wanted are releasing their new album on September 16.

The boy band claim their third offering, 'Word Of Mouth', will be their ''strongest'' so far and hope fans will think it has been worth the two-year wait.

Tom Parker said: ''It's taken us two years to make this album, and now that it's finally finished we are all really proud of the time and effort - not just that we put into it, but all the writers and the label too.

''We think it's our strongest album to date. We can't wait for our fans to hear it. They've been really patient, but hopefully they'll think it's worth the wait!''

'Word Of Mouth' is due to feature hit singles 'Chasing The Sun', 'Walks Like Rihanna' and 'I Found You', as well as new single 'We Own The Night', which they debuted during the finale of their E! reality show, 'The Wanted Life'.

The up-tempo track will hit radio airwaves on August 5 and be available to download worldwide from August 11.

Nathan Sykes said: ''We're massively excited about our new single 'We Own The Night'. It takes us right back to the sound which everyone knows us for and sets the mood for the album.''

The boys - also including Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Max George - were due to release a third LP last year, but Max recently revealed they had scrapped the tracks because the result sounded ''cobbled together'' and ''rubbish''.