Monthly Archives: March 2009

Saturdays ‘want Pharrell collaboration’

Saturdays ‘want Pharrell collaboration’

Monday, March 30 2009

The Saturdays have revealed that they “desperately” want to collaborate with Pharrell Williams.

The girlband admitted that they are hopeful the N*E*R*D singer will work with them when they travel to the US later in the year.

“We hope to finish our second album over there and Pharrell is the only person we desperately want to work with,” Vanessa White told the Daily Star.

“His production is insane and would help us in America.”

The group added that they hope their success in Britain will help them break the American market.

“America is somewhere we’re definitely aiming at. Our songs have already been played on shows like Ugly Betty and Perez Hilton is a big fan and always bigging us up,” Rochelle Wiseman said.

“We’ve already had such good feedback. No-one has put us down.”


Don’t label us as a new Girls Aloud, says Saturdays singer Rochelle Wiseman

Don’t label us as a new Girls Aloud, says Saturdays singer Rochelle Wiseman

Pop sensations The Saturdays are the biggest musical success of the last year – but they are determined not to rest on their laurels.

The five girls are already working on a follow-up to their debut album Chasing Lights and plan to release it before the end of the year.

And they are about to embark on their first headline tour – plus they will top the bill at our Young Scot awards on April 9.

The girls – Una Healy, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford, Vanessa White and Rochelle Wiseman – are loving their hectic lifestyle.

Una said: “It has been an amazing year or so for us, an incredible roller coaster – just fantastic.

“It may seem to those on the outside that it has all happened very fast…but for us it hasn’t.

“We have been together for two years but it’s only in the last three or four months that we have become more known and recognised.”

The success of the debut album took many industry insiders by surprise – but the girls always knew it was something special.

Una said: “When we heard it back in the studio the first time we knew how good it was and luckily the fans agree. It is still selling all the time, we expect to go platinum soon.”

The band share a management team and record label with Girls Aloud so it’s hardly surprising the two have been compared. But Rochelle insists they want to be recognised in their own right.

She said: “Fingers crossed we’ll be successful for years to come and anew girl band will come through and they’ll be compared to The Saturdays. It’s just a cycle, it’s the way it goes.

“We are still building ourselves up and forming our fan base, Girls Aloud are way ahead of us in those terms.

“It is flattering to be compared to such a successful band but we are at the stage where we want to be recognised in our own right.”

The Saturdays have played many support slots – including a tour with Girls Aloud – and their headline tour features a show at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium on June 8.

Rochelle admits they could not help but be inspired by the amazing shows they saw every night on the road as a support band.

She said: “Obviously Girls Aloud were inspiring to watch. When we saw them perform, headlining their own tour, we were all, ‘Wow, this is exactly where we want to be.’ “Our own tour is absolutely huge for us, we are so excited. We keep having big meetings to plan it all and find the right stuff to do to make it amazing.

“It will be really personal, we want it to show us off for who we really are. It will be in smallish venues – theatres and stuff – but still amazing.

Mainly we are inspired by each other, we’re all coming up with lots of ideas.

“It’s brilliant that there are five of us so if someone has an idea someone else elaborates on it, spins off into something else and it really builds.”

The girl group are about to release fourth singleWork from their debut album but are already working on the follow-up.

Una said: “We are doing bits here and there. We try to squeeze in little bits of studio time wherever we can as we are so busy now.

“We are definitely aiming to release it this year.

We are certainly not sitting around enjoying fame, we’re working all the time.”

The five bandmates are all involved in writing the songs for the second album and plan to take all the time they need to get the sound bang on.

Rochelle said: “We are making sure we have the right songs and that we get it exactly right.

“On the first album we did get our own direction, our own feel – that was the point, to make sure it was us.

“This will be a progression from Chasing Lights, so people who got into the first record will get this one too. It will follow on.

“We all write songs anyway but when we first got together as a band it was hard to bring together all our different ideas on music.

Now we have done that so we can write easily.

“The new record will still be pop but with a few more personal tracks.

“We’re working with big people – we’ve got Rihanna’s producers. There will be no urban stuff though. The Saturdays don’t do urban.

There will be no collaborations either.

“We are just going to keep it all about us as we are still quite new. It is early stages so you never know but I don’t think we will team up with other vocalists.”

Next up for the girls is their headline slot at the Young Scot awards in Glasgow – and Rochelle is thrilled they can help honour our winners.

She said: “We always try to get involved in things like this. It is refreshing to hear good things about young people for once.

“We hope we can help make the night as special as the nominees deserve by performing and showing our support and respect for them.

“We are over the moon to be a part of it.”


Behind the scenes at Comic Relief!

We’ve just uploaded a brand new behind the scenes video which shows The Saturdays backstage at Comic Relief.

Head over to the Music and Video section to see what the girls got up to before the performance of their Comic Relief single ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’.

Watch the girls warming up their vocal chords, fluttering their false eyelashes and having a giggle before heading on stage!

Source: Official site

Saturdays add further dates to UK tour

Thursday, March 19 2009, 18:10 GMT
By David Balls, Entertainment Reporter

The Saturdays have added a further five dates to their first headlining tour this summer.

The group previously announced a 26-date jaunt, kicking off in Oxford on June 5.

The extended ‘Work Tour’ will now include:

# June 28 – Leicester, De Montfort Hall

# June 29 – Liverpool, Empire

# July 1 – Plymouth, Pavilions

# July 2 – Swindon, Oasis Centre

# July 3 – Cardiff, CIA

Tickets are available on general sale from March 21 at 10am.

Source: Digitalspy

New videos of the girls!

We’ve got two brand new vids of the girls live in the Music & Video section. You can now see the girls prepare for the take-off of the brand new Air Asia! To celebrate the launch, the girls performed ‘Up’ and took along with them the CD single as well. As soon as the plane lands, the CD will go on sale in Asia, marking the next step in The Saturdays’ world domination!

The other clip is of Nick, the girls’ hairdresser, asking the girls a bunch of questions to find out what they would be if they were…a packet of crisps for example. Head over to the Music & Video Section to see for yourself.

Why not answer the questions yourselves in the forum? We’ll post some of the best answers on the homepage next week.

Source: Official site

Una on The Café

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond her control Una won’t be making it to The Café tonight after all.

She sent us a message for you all…

‘Hi guys,

I’m really sorry I can’t be there tonight as The Café is one of my favourite shows. Obviously I have a special place in my heart for all my Irish fans so I’m really upset. But I’m already looking forward to us all coming to visit and perform next time! Sorry again, Lots of love, Una. Xx’

Source: Official site

Sleeping Mollie!

As a special reward for raising so much money for this year’s Comic Relief fund, as promised we have an extra special flip video for you this week!

Yes, proving the girls have got some of the most supportive fans EVER, you guys got the band their highest single entry yet and raised heaps for the Comic Relief appeal.

So a special thank you, Mollie agreed to haul a certain video out of the vault, that was never meant to be seen by ANYONE.

Head over to the video section to check it out.

All she needs is her Prince Charming!

Source: Official site