Yearly Archives: 2017


Goodbye 2017 ..

Bin bags – the height of 2008 fashion!

Hello everyone! I write this as a more of a blog style post, its 26th December, or what might be known as Boxing Day in various parts of the world, and on this day in 2001 one of my most favourite pop groups decided to split up, days after yet another huge successful arena tour and there was plently of rumours about a new album being recorded (remember this was the day of online forums, SocialMedia and twitter where mearly just twinkles in people’s future eyes!)

Where am I going with this … Well this year this pop group … Steps … came back on the comeback trail again, backed by the team behind The Saturdays, and took part in a very successful tour, a celebrated album which has now sold over 100,000 copies in the UK and with a live album/bluray release of the tour due in 2018. It was a very enjoyable tour for all the fans of old, the group has grown up, as have we as fans, but everyone had a fun time remembering the times of old and leaving everything at the door to just have a few hours of fun, laugher and dance!

I also – for the first time in 20 years – met the group I spent hours over Christmas 2001 getting their Gold Tour on my Steps website, now remembering this is 2001 so computers barely had the power of a 2017 mobile phone, endless hours over the Christmas period uploading (in realvideo format, anyone actually remember that?) and getting it online before going to family! The best moment for me during my meet & greet at Wembley Arena was Lisa referring me to”Mr GenSTEPS” 20 odd years later, it’s a surreal experience but evidence enough that fans can really support the group that they love, adore, or simply just love the music or certain members – it doesn’t get forgotten!

Not sure if the team at Fascination read this site that much these days, but I do thank thanks for bringing back one of my old pop favourites and doing it so well!

Ultimately I think its fair to say that never give up on your dreams, or hopes, if the chances of a Saturdays reunion look as slim as ever, don’t let people knock you back or down living that hope, or dream, as one day it might well happen. I’ve been in a successful position to have met the Saturdays on a few occasions (although to this day, very rarely as a whole five piece!), I think what is important is that you don’t give up on your dreams, as it shows with Steps, even 20 years later the group, or individual members, will still remember who you are and what you have done, so if you have never met the girls but contributed to birthday books, sent in items, gifts, really never say never!

2018 is our 10th year annivarsary – we launched in 2008 – and although updates are few and far between, I know some of you have  been here since day one, and I can only thank you for your continued support. One day I hope I can post something that (some) of us are waiting to hear, but until then lets hope 2018 gives us some more solo music, or television, or whatever happens to be reported on!

Whatever happens, or doesn’t, I’m sure we will be around to report on it (eventually!) – keep in touch! – @TheSatsCoUk 🙂

Happy Holidays to everyone, have a safe one, and enjoy it with friends and family. Here’s to Mollie creating the ‘New Rules‘ of 2018! Cheers!

– Matt x


A welcome update … Mollie on Strictly Roundup

Hello everyone! I do apologise for the lack of updates in recent weeks, been very busy and those on social media will have seen that we have been active on there generating votes for Mollie on Strictly – we have got her to Blackpool after being in the dance off for the previous few weeks. We need everyone to pull together again this weekend and keep Mollie and AJ going!

Then once you have voted for Mollie, we will all need to get involved with Vanessa who has arrived in Australia for her stint on I’m A Celeb – but remember the first week is people voting for whom they want to take part in the trials, then you vote for whom you want to win.

Here’s a catchup of Mollie & AJ on Strictly:

Week 8 – Paso Doble ‘ Layla’

Week 7 – Foxtrot ‘Call me Irresponsible’

Week 6 – Cha Cha ‘Better The Devil You Know’

Week 5 – Viennese Waltz ‘Anyone who had a Heart’

Week 4 – Salsa ‘Subeme La Radio’

Week 3 – American Smooth ‘Climb Every Mountain’

Week 2 – Tango ‘Addicted To Love’


New Music – Brett Young – In Case You Didn’t Know (feat. Una Healy)

Why only have one new single (Mollie) when you can have two?

Una Healy is featured on the new single from country star Brett Young. The song ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ is out now across all your favourite platforms, so get downloading (and streaming!)

Apple Music
Spotify

 

 


Hair Down – Out Now!!

The second solo single from Mollie King, Hair Down, is OUT NOW!

You can download the single from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon UK:

Download Hair Down – Single
iTunes
Google Play
Amazon Music

And as the UK charts love streaming, it’s of vital importance that you stream the song from your favourite platform:

Spotify
Apple Music
Deezer
Google Play
Amazon Music

 


Mollie in Fabulous: Love, Life, Strictly and her love of pop music

Mollie has spoken in depth to The Sun – Fabulous Magazine, and has spoken about her love for American Men, her upcoming Strictly stint, and her upcoming album.

Not only is she one of the favourites to claim the Strictly Come Dancing glitter ball trophy when the new series kicks off next month, but she’s also about to (re)launch her solo career with a self-penned explosion of a tune reminiscent of the Spice Girls at their pop peak.

It adds up to what promises to be a busy next few months.

“I’m beyond excited,” she says of the Strictly news.

“I’ve grown up loving watching people dance, so to have the opportunity to do that one-to-one with a professional – you can’t buy that.”

Does her eight years’ dance experience as one fifth of The Saturdays put her at an advantage? Mollie, 30, says not.

“I’m not a dancer, I never went to stage school so I don’t have that background. I was kicked out of ballet when I was three – the teacher told my mum I had no grace and she was wasting her money!

“The Saturdays was more: ‘Pose here, pose there, change formation.’ This is a whole different ball game, so I’m worried that people will expect me to be a lot better than I actually am!”

You can read the full article on The Sun website, or pick up a copy of Fabulous magazine which is with today’s copy of The Sun newspaper.


Are we ready to let our #HairDown ? (Updated)

The next single from Mollie King is here sooner than we think! Are we ready to let our Hair Down? September 1st …

Spotify Users can pre-load the new single ready for 1st September via this link.

Update: Official Press Release. via PressParty

Fresh from the announcement that she is to star in this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, Mollie King storms back on to the UK music scene with her new single ‘Hair Down’.

Mollie has reunited with pop maestro Brian Higgins – Xenomania to produce an in your face pop banger that fans have longed to hear from Mollie since her announcement she was releasing solo music.

‘Gotta let my hair down, I just wanna dance now’ proclaims Mollie on a immense track that gets firmly stuck in your head from it’s very first listen.

The song will be released on Friday 1st September via Island Records, accompanied by a breathtaking video, shot in South Africa by Kyle Lewis

Mollie says: “I’ve spent the last few months working hard in the studio developing my sound and experimenting with my solo music. I’m a huge fan of pop music myself and was thrilled about working with Brian Higgins again on this record. Brian wrote and produced ‘All Fired Up’ which was one of my favourite Saturdays songs; he totally gets pop and I think we’ve collaboratively come up with some amazing records that the fans are going to love hopefully as much as I do!”

Mollie has spent the last two years writing and recording her debut solo material with some of the globes hottest producers.  Next month sees her hit the dance floor as one of the stars competing in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2017. Mollie  is best known as one-fifth of leading girl group, The Saturdays. Since forming in 2007, the multi-platinum selling band have sold over 5 million records and concert tickets worldwide, scored 13 Top 10 singles and 5 Top 10 albums. The band also embarked on four nationwide headline tours and starred in three primetime TV series, including ‘Chasing The Saturdays’ for E! which aired in over 40 territories.

Beyond the group, Mollie has established herself as a mainstay of the fashion press, alongside being a permanent fixture on London’s style scene.


Mollie King Confirmed for BBC Strictly Come Dancing 2017

Following in Frankie (and Rochelle’s) footsteps, Mollie has been announced as the first celebrity to be taking part in this years Strictly Come Dancing!

Go Mollie! We will be supporting her though-out the show, so keep checking back for more updates from Strictly, videos, how to support and vote for Mollie and more!