Daily Archives: August 9, 2010

King: ‘The Saturdays will tour next year’

The SaturdaysMollie King has revealed that The Saturdays are planning to tour again next year.

The group completed their first ever headline jaunt in 2009 following the release of their debut album but ruled out going on tour this year.

In a Twitter question and answer session with fans to promote their new single ‘Missing You’, King wrote: “Defo touring next year yes! I CANNOT wait to see you all again!!!!! wahooooo! (sic)”

The girlband release their new mini-album Headlines! next week. King admitted that she is still surprised at their success.

“I always hoped and prayed we’d be this successful but i still cant believe it! I’m so so lucky to be here!!!” she said.

King recently told DS that she is excited about performing the new tracks on tour.

“They’re going to be great tracks to perform on tour because they’re all quite ‘big’-sounding,” she said. “It’s like we’ve looked at the last two albums, seen what everyone likes the most and then made similar songs to those.”

‘Missing You’ is currently at number two on the UK iTunes chart.

Source: Digitalspy

The Sats Don’t Want No Scrubs

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The Saturdays have been busy shooting special performances for their upcoming, access-all-areas TV show ’24/7′. In this week’s flip we go behind-the scenes of the set for the very first time!

As well as a quick chat with the director of the show, we’ve also got a special ‘first ever’ clip of the Sats performing an acoustic version of ‘Missing You’.

And with all the album, single and TV show excitement, the Sats are in typically high spirits. Head over to the video section now for TLC magic, monkey massages and some reeeeeally bad jokes!

If you haven’t purchased the EP for ”Missing You” from iTunes yet, do it here to get it up at the charts! It’s the single and 3 great remixes for just 1.99, so please support the girls! You can now also order the physical single for Missing You from HMV for just 1.99 as well – so please buy it!

Digitalspy Review: ”Headlines!”

“I’m doing nothing / ‘Cause then at least I’m doing nothing wrong.” A lyric which evidently doesn’t describe The Saturdays’ work ethic. Two albums, six top ten singles, their own TV show, book, jewellery line… it’s all go for Una and co. Headlines! arrives just ten months after the group’s second album, Wordshaker, failed to do the business sales-wise, despite peaking at a very respectable number nine on the charts. Abandoning their sophomore set, the ladies have instead opted to release this “mini-album” featuring tracks that they couldn’t bear to hang onto for their next full-length long-player. Was it worth the effort? Hell yes!

Sitting next to Wordshaker singles ‘Ego’ and ‘Forever Is Over’ is the eight-track set’s own trailer track, ‘Missing You’. It’s hard to knock a ballad with a dance routine and, after a few spins, its chorus implants itself in your brain no matter how much you claim to dislike it at first. However, as enjoyable as ‘Missing You’ is, after hearing several of the other newbies here it’s tough not to wonder, ‘Just who chooses this group’s lead singles?’

So, what should have launched Headlines!? Well, that would be the group’s recently confirmed next single. Move over ‘Up’, shift along ‘Ego’, for there’s a new Sats classic in town. The synth-laden ‘Higher’ has become an instant fan fave following recent live performances and, thanks to its infectious chorus and super-sassy lyrics, it’s not hard to see why. Una Healy’s middle 8 isn’t quite as thrilling on record as it is on stage, but don’t let the ill-advised use of Auto-Tune spoil this moment of close-to pop perfection.

Also nestling among the new tracks is ‘Died In Your Eyes’, originally recorded by US pop upstart Kristinia DeBarge. Though few are likely to realise that it’s a cover – poor Kristinia! – it’s a shame that one of Headlines!‘ five new songs turns out to be second-hand. That said, it’s still a decent Tedderish pop ballad with lyrics that prove The Saturdays can “do” vulnerable when they want to.

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Digitalspy Interview: Mollie 1

We’ll be honest with you – we were a little concerned when everything went quiet in the Saturdays camp post-‘Ego’, but with Girls Aloud on shaky ground and Sugababes M.I.A., we’re pleased to see Frankie, Mollie, Rochelle, Una and Vanessa picking up the slack. Back with the stomping electropop ballad ‘Missing You’ and mini-album Headlines!, the girls are firmly positioning themselves to pinch the crown for ‘Britain’s Top Girlband’. But first, can they score that elusive No.1 hit? We gave Mollie a call to find out if they’re feeling confident.

Are you enjoying performing the new single?
“I love this single and I love the dance routine! You know what we’re like – even though it’s a ballad we still wanted to have a dance. Thankfully it’s got a trancey beat which lends itself to a bit of a routine. We actually performed the track’s club remix on Alan Carr’s show the other day.”

Does that mean you have to do the routine faster?
“It does! It’s already quite complicated so that was… interesting! So much fun though.”

What’s the response to the single been like?
“We’re really pleased with the response it’s had. Whenever we put a single out, we get a sense in the first couple of weeks how people are responding to it, and this seems to be the best yet. The radio stations are loving it and the fans seem to be as well. It’s sort of a new direction for us, but not so much as to alienate our fans. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the album.”

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