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@thesaturdays chat to sugarscape about shopping and choose between Harry Styles, Justin Bieber and Max George
The Saturdays answer Twitter questions from Sugarscapers
@CapitalOfficial have a good day at the office today with @TheSaturdays, here’s 5 videos with the girls interviewing each other!
Una interviews Vanessa:
Rochelle interviews Mollie:
Vanessa interviews Una:
Frankie interviews Rochelle:
Mollie interviews Frankie:
Also here’s a backstage interview with the girls I just found on YouTube when they were gigging at at the Ultrasound Music Festival:
Remember their live chat is on the website tonight in less than half an hour – 7pm UK time – if we can we’ll try and record it and get it on here, we’ll do our best for you but stay tuned to the Capital FM site too!
GIRL group The Saturdays have revealed they are happily loved up with a bunch of BAD boys.
That’s the tag – standing for boys and dogs – that the girls have given to the four men and nine canines in their lives because they hang out together so much.
The boys regularly meet up for beers and are plotting to spend even more time with each other.
According to the girls, it’s now a full-on bromance between their partners.
England rugby ace Ben Foden dates Una Healy, JLS singer Marvin Humes lives with Rochelle Wiseman, model David Gandy goes out with Mollie King, and Manchester City footballer Wayne Bridge is Frankie Sandford’s man.
Vanessa White is the only free Saturday, despite having been linked with a number of celebs in the past.
Rochelle admits she’s feeling a touch of jealousy about her man’s closeness to Una’s fella.
She says: “We are pretty busy so it’s hard enough to see Marvin. He has to watch it because I’d be a bit gutted if, when I had some down time he said, ‘I’m going to meet Ben’.
“There is a bit of bromance going on between those two.
“Marvin keeps talking about how he wants to go and watch him play rugby and their latest scheme is they reckon they are going to start playing golf.
“We like their schemes but they never seem to get around to putting them in practice.
“It is like most boys, you see them talking and you are like, ‘What are you two up to?’ You just raise your eyebrows when they come out with a plan.”
Una agrees: “I think Ben wants to join JLS. He reckons he is a bit of singer. He’s not bad, he sings all around the house at home.
“I taped him and played it to Marvin and he said he was going to get him in a show.”
Frankie, who has been dating former England defender Wayne for several months, reveals the boys have a softer side even if they don’t show it all the time.
She said: “They get all manly when they’re together and try not to show what they are really like.”
Una agrees: “Yeah, Ben is like, ‘She does this and that’ and the others are like, ‘My one does it, too.’”
Frankie also hints that Wayne might be the worst of the bunch when it comes to the boys getting up to mischief together.
She said: “It’s when they are at gigs, they are a bad influence on each other.
“They are on a jolly and having a good day out. There is one ringleader. I’m not naming him, but you can guess.
“We meet them after and you can clearly see they’ve had a few beers. It’s actually quite funny.”
Rochelle laughs: “We call them our BADs, boyfriends and dogs, because they’re like our posse.”
After nine top 10 hits, the band have a huge fan base but say it is a constant battle to keep success coming.
Despite being X Factor fans – and even though it’s how Rochelle’s fella got his break – they blame TV talent shows for many of the industry’s problems.
Rochelle says: “It gives a false sense to how easy things are. It’s not real as you become a household name almost immediately.
“It’s a little bit upsetting to see instant fame and recognition go to someone when we know how hard it is.
“We have to do the gigs, the hard work, the trawling around everywhere and it’s not all Saturday night glamour.”
Frankie adds: “One thing I have a real problem with in relation to X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent is about the people who don’t make it.
“They have been built up and then are dumped. Marvin is lucky because I don’t think JLS are associated with X Factor any more.”
Despite their worries about the show, the band are big fans of the new judging panel.
Mollie says: “We love X Factor. The new line-up is amazing. Gary is the new Simon. When you come to him on the panel, you can tell he really has something he wants to say.”
A night in front of the TV is a welcome change for the girls, who are constantly snapped on nights out. They admit the pressure to look good can be too much.
Mollie says: “I got my picture taken while I was walking my dog and wearing a tracksuit.
“The next thing there is a story, ‘Mollie is having a rough day.’ I’m not, I’m a normal person walking my dog.”
Next up for the group is a new record, out this week, on which the girls used their own experiences for inspiration.
Una says: “The songs are not always about the loving and happy relationships we are in. I dig into the past and remember all the bad boyfriends I had and all the crap things they did to me.”
The girls refused to reveal if any of the songs are about current boyfriends but say they are all settled, except Vanessa.
At the moment, there are no wedding bells but who knows what the boyfriends are talking about when they get together?
Rochelle says: “There is a marriage boom at the moment. Since Wills and Kate, everyone wants to get married.”
She hints she might be open to an offer from Marvin and stresses a proposal is not her job. She says: “I know you can ask if you are a girl on February 29 but I won’t be doing it.”
Source: Daily Record
We chat to the girls about their next album, touring and new single ‘All Fired Up’.
Their new single ‘All Fired Up’ comes out next week, and The Saturdays are looking ahead to their third album later this year.
We caught up with the girls to chat about the single, their upcoming new album and touring.
-Are you excited for ‘All Fired Up’ to be released?
We can’t wait! It’s the most dancey track we’ve done so far, so it’s really exciting for us. It’s something really different. We can’t wait.
-Even though, as you said, it’s different, do you think fans will love it as much as your older stuff?
Yeah, I think they’re embracing it. Right now, dance music is huge. We can judge the reaction from when we’re performing it live, and the reaction on Twitter or Facebook. It’s all very positive, and has been requested on a lot of radio stations.
That’s gauging whether it’s going down well or not, and it is. We wanted to take that little step away from the old stuff we were doing, and it seems to be okay for them, so that’s good.
-Were you pleased with the way the video turned out?
Yeah, definitely. We wanted this one to be kinda graphic-y and more fashion-based, which I think it is. It’s different for us, because it hasn’t got a storyline, which a lot of our videos have done. Like, ‘Ego’ we were super heroes, ‘Notorious’ we were secretaries. It’s more…perhaps cooler, this one. It’s just different for us.
-You mentioned ‘Notorious’, were you pleased with the reaction and how well it did in the charts?
Yeah, I mean we love ‘Notorious’ – it’s one of our favourite songs. That went down really well, and whenever we do a live show, as soon as that beat kicks in the crowd goes mental. We love that.
-You’ve done the Headlines tour this year. How was that?
We had the Headlines Tour at the beginning of the year, and that was our theatre tour. Now we’re moving onto arenas, and it’s a big step. We’re all looking forward to it.
We can do so much more in an arena, production-wise, dancers, everything. We’ve got more albums now to work with. We’re onto our 11th single now. We’ll do all the oldies, but we’ll definitely have a lot from the new album in there, which we’ve actually written quite a lot of.
-Have you done much writing before this album?
We’ve done a bit of writing before, but we’ve never done as much as we have with this album. We’ve written half the album, so that’s a big thing for us.
-How’s work going on the next album then?
It’s pretty much done, we’re 90% there. We just need to go put the finishing touches to it. We had a meeting the other day and picked what songs we wanted on the album. We’ve written quite a lot. We have got an album there.
-It was mentioned that ‘All Fired Up’ is a bit of a departure, so what can fans expect from the album?
It won’t any more dancey than ‘All Fired Up’, that’s as dancey as we’ll get now. Our next single will be something along the lines of a ballad. There are a couple of ballads.
‘Notorious’ was quite dancey as well. There are a few more dancey tracks as well, but not as much as ‘All Fired Up’. If we crossed the line anymore there we’d be too hardcore!
-Going back to the tour, you were on the road fairly solidly in February. Was it hard spending that much time on the road?
No, that is our favourite thing, to go out on tour and meet the fans, perform everything. That is the best part of our jobs.
-How do you unwind on tour, besides the shows?
You have to unwind after the shows. You come off the stage on a high, but you have to learn how to relax and save your energy for the next show. Get lots of rest.
Even when travelling, we’re going to have a tour bus now where we’ll get to chill out, watch movies, take a lie down if you want. Leave the party ’till the wrap party, that’s when we can go wild.
-How was it taking Six D and Twenty Twenty on the road with you?
Oh, it was so much fun! They’re so nice. Every time that we see them, we have a catch-up and see how they’re getting on. Both those bands seem to be doing really well, so that’s really nice.
-Is the step up to arenas something you’re nervous about, or just excited?
Definitely just excited. Obviously on the opening night, we’ll be very nervous. At the moment, we’re just so excited. We want to get into rehearsals and do it all.
-What preparation goes into the tour before you actually get tour there?
Oh, months. We’ve already planned that we’re going to have our dancers, and we’ve been auditioning them. Lots of choreography, the stage and production of the visuals.
We have a massive say in everything, we go to all the planning meetings. We just want to put on a big show. It’s in December, so everyone’ll be in a good mood with Christmas coming up.
It’ll be like one big party, that’s how we see it. A lot of our songs are very uplifting and up tempo as well.
-There’s still some time before that tour, so what do you have planned in the meantime?
We’ve got the album coming out in November. We’re going to have another single before then. It’s all-go really, no stops.
-What shout-out would you give to your fans?
Just thank you so much for the support you’ve given us for the last four years. Keep a look out for the album in November. We think it’s our best yet. It’s definitely our most personal, because we’ve written on it.
Source: Female First
@thesaturdays hit ITV This Morning to start their promo for All Fired Up – out this Sunday – get pre-ordering now! You can still pre-order now and get the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance of Buzzin/I Need A Dollar which will become unavailable from midnight on Sunday, so what you waiting for?
All Fired Up
Rochelle in Soap Quiz
@TheSaturdays are due on ITV1′s show This Morning today, according to their site they’re first on for a chat at 11.40am and then for a performance at 12.20pm. We’ll try and pop this up on the site as well as soon as we can They’re also due on for some more promo this week and next week:
04/09 BBC2-Something For The Weekend (Interview) @ 10am
05/09 ITV1-Alan Titchmarsh (Performance) @ 3pm
10/09 Ch4-Super Saturday (Performance) @ 11am and 9pm
For now, you can enjoy the 3 times before that the girls were on This Morning: to promote “Up” – sadly without Frankie cos at the time her appendix had just been taken out! – “Forever Is Over” and “Missing You”.
Forever Is Over:
@TheSaturdays had to get up early this morning – which was difficult for some, including Vanessa and Rochelle – for their appearance on BBC Radio 1 with Dev this morning. You can listen to the interview – in parts – below. In the first one they mainly chat a bit about the girls and their habits, the second one they’ve pre-asked the girls some questions and then during the show the other girls have to answer how they think the girl has answered it. The third one they continue what they did in the second interview and then answer some fans questions.
Here’s @thesaturdays performance at the 2011 V Festival:
PLEASE NOTE: At the start (Ego) there is an echo in the audio, I resolve this though Up – but there is a flick away from the video as I fix that – beyond that it is all good. Maybe another copy will appear without these ‘issues’ but something is better than nothing right? Please note this is a screen recording and please treat is as one, its not meant to be HQ but it is viewable.
Update: There was another Interview with the girls, and a mini behind-the-scenes sort of video from the late night highlights show, you can view that at the bottom of the post. Sadly no additional performance as they re-showed the I Need A Dollar performance.
Videos from the Channel 4 broadcast:
I Need A Dollar / Buzzin’ (Channel 4 HD)
Interview (Channel 4 HD)
Interview & Behind The Scenes (Channel 4 HD)