Monthly Archives: August 2008


Here comes … Up!

As you already know (see below) Up gets its UK Radio Premiere tomorrow evening at 8.40pm on BBC Radio 1!

Even better news the video premieres on Yahoo on Monday! From the official site e-mailing:

As most of you already know the next Saturdays’ single is to be… Up! Hot on the high heels of If This Is Love, the track is another piece of uptempo first class pop set to shake up the Top 10! This Sunday Frankie will be dropping by Radio 1’s Switch show for a quick chat as well as playing Up on air for the very first time!!! You can hear the track at 8:40pm!

The girls have already shot the video and you can see the finished version on Monday exclusively at Yahoo.com! It is filmed with the same team as the If This Is Love video, so you can be sure that it will be just as hot!

Also the world premiere of the Mochelle show! Check out the videos below!


Up – Exclusive!

Make sure you tune in to Switch on Radio 1 this Sunday night at 8:40pm!!!

Frankie will be dropping by the show to have a chat as well as play Up for the very first time on air!


THE SATURDAYS DONTSTOPTHEPOP INTERVIEW!! 1

The Saturdays need little introduction here. Consisting of Mollie, Vannesa, Rochelle, Una and Frankie, the five recently toured with Girls Aloud and saw their single go top ten in the UK. Borrowing from the 1980’s and the early synth moog movement fostered circa 1978, The Saturdays symbolise a rather brilliant slice of pop that saw radio play from the likes of Radio One but also set the forums in a daze since they appeared on the stage earlier this year. From the ambers of the Spice Girls reunion, The Saturdays sound very much like the obvious torchbearers of the next generation of girlbands. As such, it was thus very necessary Dontstopthepop got to know a little something about the girls…

How long have The Saturdays been together?

Vanessa – The Saturdays have been together for about 1 year now

And what has it been like?

Mollie – Without sounding too cheesy it has been the best year of my life!!!

You’ve supported Girls Aloud. What was that like?

Frankie – We were so lucky to go on tour so quickly! Some bands never get to perform in arenas. The girls were awesome and it was so fun traveling around. I really miss it!

Rochelle – The best experience we could have ever asked for. It was AMAZING and the girls are lovely and were so nice to us!

Previous girlbands (such as Cookie) supported the Girls Aloud and they vanished without a trace. One might say there’s a curse, and if so…the top ten placing of
If This Is Love has arguably broken it. Congratulations! Some might say that it’s a passing of a torch!

Una – hahaahahaha a curse? That’s funny…if there was a curse it’s definitely been broken now!!

Mollie – If Girls Aloud can pass on anything at all to us I would grab it with open arms!! Come on The Sats!!!!

The music industry is a funny place at the moment. Indies getting better results than the majors. The demise of CDUK, Top Of the Pops and the arrival of the internet….where do you think The Saturdays fit in to this ever changing world of pop?

Rochelle – The internet has proved great for us and we’ve really got on board with logging onto the forums, filming video clips and write blogs. We keep in touch with everyone that way!

Frankie – I think it’s a real shame that shows like CDUK have vanished! What do we have to watch on a Saturday morning now?! I think its all down to Indie being big but Pop is definitely coming back and I’m hoping we can help to be a part of that! Once its back things like CDUK will be around for sure!!!

You had a taste of touring with Girls Aloud. Will you be going on the road solo and taking the album to the people before its released?

Una – Wow good idea we’d love too…maybe we should have a word haha

Mollie – I would hope so! That would be awesome! Our album tracks are all so strong, so to perform those too would be fantastic!

Will you be involved in the songwriting of the album or will you be taking a seatback for the debut?

Rochelle – The first album for us was about finding our sound but for the next we’d love to!

How much of the album is done and when can we see a release date?

Mollie – The album is done done done! I can’t believe it!!! We’ve actually got AN ALBUM! Wow! It’s set to release in October! So get saving!!! Hehe!

How important are places like Popjustice to The Saturdays?

Frankie – As you said the internet is where it’s at now so to have support from sites like you guys is huge for us!! We need you guys!

Mollie – It’s always great to receive feedback and a lot of the time we can learn from it!! We try to keep in touch with our fans as much as possible, which is why our forum is so important to us too!!

There is another girlband demanding some attention at the mo called Red Blooded Women. They sound amazing (check them out here). You’ve both sampled Yazoo and have that similar eighties sound to your direction. Perhaps a super collaboration could be in order?

Una – I haven’t heard them yet but I’m going to You Tube them now!

Frankie – ooo ill have to check them out! the 80s theme is only in If This Is Love so at least we will be slightly different from them… and as for a collaboration you never know i guess!

Talking of red…Here come the quickfire questions! What colour is……….Tuesday?

R&U – Pink!
F&V – Green
M – Definitely Brown because it’s pretty boring, but not quite as boring as a Monday, which is SO grey!

Who is gonna win this years X Factor. Dannii or Cheryl?!

ALL – CHERYL —–Whoop!
The Spice Girls or a Banana?

Spice Girls!!!!!!

With Every Heartbeat (Robyn), Black and White(Michael Jackson) , Gimmie More (Britney), Love Machine (GA): Which one would you girls cover if you could go wild in the studio?

Vanessa – Black and White by Michael Jackson as people would never expect it

Mollie – As much as I want to say Britney, I think I’d have to go with the King of Pop! WHAT a tune!!! And I could even bring out my moonwalk for the music video (much to the girl’s amusement!)

V/U/R – Definitely Black or White. We love MJ!!!!

What did you think of the Kylie album?

Mollie – I think Kylie is great!! I’m sure the album is just what her fans wanted!!

Last question then! Why pop, girls?

Frankie – Because it doesn’t get much better than Pop!! Its fun and you can really play around with your sound!!! Bring it back people!

Una – Because it’s the most fun and we don’t have to be so serious which is great!!

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Vanessa’s Favourites

Starbucks vs Café Nero
Starbucks, because I love the frappès!! Caramel is the best.

Singing vs Dancing
Singing all the way. It’s my life.

Outer space vs Ocean deep
Ocean deep. I’m not really sure what this means but I like the ocean!

Dogs vs Cats
Dogs. Only because I really want one!

Cowboys vs Indians
Yeeehaaaa! Cowboys. I would love to be a cowboy for the day!

Eastenders vs Coronation Street
Eastenders! Although I don’t really watch either to be honest…

Day vs Night
Night because that’s when Vanessa is more awake 🙂

North vs South
South. I’m not sure why it just seems to appeal more to me.

Quiet vs Loud
Loud because I can be very loud especially after sweets and a fizzy drink.

Good vs Bad
Bad because it’s a lot more fun, don’t you think?

Black vs White
Black. Love my LBD!!!

Long vs Short
Short simply because I am very short!

PC vs Mac
Mac…I have no idea about computers but macs look nicer

Blackberry vs iPhone
iPhone! I really really really want one!

Ant vs Dec
They both seem really nice!

Full fat vs Diet Coke
Full fat all the way! I love sugar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Britain’s Got Talent vs X Factor
X Factor…. I haven’t actually watched Britain’s got talent, am I missing out?

Girls vs Boys
I love both girls and boys equally.


Frankie’s Favourites

Starbucks vs Café Nero
Starbucks. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a Café Nero!

Singing vs Dancing
I love both and they kind of come together! One is more fun with the other! Although sometimes it’s nice to whack out a ballad. Ha!

Outer space vs Ocean deep
Outer space intrigues  me more because the ocean just scares the hell out of me! You just don’t know what’s swimming under you!

Dogs vs Cats
Aw…I can’t choose. When I have my own house I want both! Cats are easier to look after but dogs are so cool!

Cowboys vs Indians
Cowboys, baby. They are always hot in films!

Eastenders vs Coronation Street
Ergh…I hate both!! I haven’t watched them for years and dont intend to start! RICKEYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

Day vs Night
Night time all the way! I’m more awake! Ha! There’s so much more to do.

North vs South
What a random question! I’m not even going to humour you with an answer! lol

Quiet vs Loud
LOUD! Where music is concerned anyway!

Good vs Bad
Its’ got to be bad…makes life so much more interesting…but then again I’m a wimp. Bad seems like a good idea until you get caught and then I’m good all the way!

Black vs White
Black. Clothes are slimming and look more expensive and are much more practical haha!

Long vs Short
Short clothes look good…if worn right of course. Short hair obviously…but I miss my long locks!

PC vs Mac
Mac. Just because I have one!

Blackberry vs iPhone
Blackberry, because I have one but I am desperate to get my hands on an iPhone!

Ant vs Dec
I can never tell them apart I’m ashamed to say!

Fullfat vs Diet Coke
Full fat is awesome! I don’t mess around with that diet stuff. It sucks!

Britain’s Got Talent vs X Factor
Snore! I don’t watch either of them! Oops, sorry, Cheryl!

Girls vs Boys
Girls for girly chats and boys because you can always have a laugh!


Mollie’s Favourites

Starbucks vs Café Nero
Starbucks. OF COURSE! I feel like I’m in NYC!!

Singing vs Dancing
Both! At the same time, beat that!

Outer space vs Ocean deep
Outer space if it’s anything like Britney’s ‘Oops…I Did It Again’ video! Bring on the catsuit and dance routine!

Dogs vs Cats
Oh my God, defo dogs. Cats scare me – they pounce!

Cowboys vs Indians
Cowboys! Like Woody in Toy Story!

Eastenders vs Coronation Street
Corrie all the way. The people are so lovely – it’s like when visit my nana up north!

Day vs Night
Day! Get up and at ‘em!

North vs South
Come on the South!

Quiet vs Loud
Play music loud but as for myself? Quiet (unless I’m with my friends) – it’s always the quiet ones….. 😉

Good vs Bad
Good, everytime!! Hehe!

Black vs White
It’s summer so I’m going for White!

Long vs Short
For boys hair, long!

PC vs Mac
Mac for sure! Come on…Carrie Bradshaw!!!

Blackberry vs iPhone
BB all the way (that’s one of my abbreviations right there for ya)!!

Ant vs Dec
Dude, that’s like making me choose between salted popcorn and profiteroles… it just CAN’T be done!

Fullfat vs Diet Coke
Fullfat, baby!

Britain’s Got Talent vs X Factor
X Factor! Du du du du du du dur (that’s me singing the theme tune!)

Girls vs Boys
Oh COME on, do I even need to answer that!! Do you SEE me in a BOYband!?!?!


Gossip from The Saturdays Girls : Part 5

Mollie
If you were a piece of fruit what fruit would you be?

A passion fruit of course! The name explains it all!

Who would you like to play you in a movie?
Cameron Diaz!! She’s fun and would make me look really tall!! Oh yeahhhhh!!!

Frankie
Which Sex and the City character are you?

Samantha because she says it how it is.

When did you last cry and why?
When we watched our video for the first time. I love it.

Rochelle
What instrument would you love to play?

Piano

How are you doing your bit to save the planet?
I recycle at home….go me!!

Una
Saturdays book club suggestions please

(I am not a book worm)

What animal would you be?
I would be a dog!

Vanessa
How are you doing your bit to save the planet?

I’m not using aerosols!

If you could go back in time what era would you go for?
Definitely the 80s.


Gossip from The Saturdays Girls : Part 4

Mollie
Which sex in the city character are you?
I would love to say Carrie because she is just SO cool, but everyone says I’m charlotte to a T! Dammit!  But let me just say guys, I’ve now got a Mac so I’m feeling more and more like Carrie every day!!! Come on!!!

One word to describe the meaning of life
Britney!

Frankie
Who would you like to play you in a movie?

Angelina Jolie. She’s always so hot and cool.

Joke of the week
Man walks into a bar…..ouch.

Rochelle
If your house was burning down what would you save first?
My Blackberry definitely!!

When did you last cry and why?
Today. I’m not very well!!

Una
When did you last cry and why?

The other day when I felt really homesick

If you could go back in time what era would you go for?
The 70’s! LOVE all that hippie vibe and when music and everyone seemed happy and chilled!

Vanessa
If you were an animal …what animal would you be?

A leopard…I’m fierce haha!

If you were a piece of fruit…. What fruit would you be?
A mango its nice and exotic