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The Saturdays to play debut NYC Show

Listen up New York TeamSats! The girls are coming to you!!

The Saturdays are playing the Highline Ballroom in New York on Thursday 17th January 2013! They will be performing all the hits, including the brand new single ‘What About Us’

Tickets go on sale this Friday (21st December) via Ticketweb – what a lovely early Christmas Present that would be! Make sure if you are in the area to pop down and give the girls your support!!


Hello Atlanta! – PowerFM Jingle Bell Ball 1

This weeks mailer includes the snippet that the girls are heading back to the US, and soon! They are playing the Jingle Bell Ball (No, not the CapitalFM one in London this weekend) the one at the Philips Arena in Atlanta! PowerFM’s Jingle Bell Ball takes place on the 12th December, they will be playing alongside acts such as Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Flo-Rida (Higher collab anyone?) Tickets are still available priced from $35 to $175 (Plus some large fees) from Ticketmaster

Hopefully there is some TeamSats in Atlanta and can record the girls in action!!


Rodney Jerkins & Diane Warren to produce songs

Seems @TheSaturdays are making waves in the USA, here’s an article on Billboard! Confirms some information about the new album, US super producer Rodney Jerkins and Dionne Warren are involved. The UK release of ‘What About Us’ does feature Sean Paul where as (seemingly) the US one won’t! Billboard hints the US album could contain songs from previous UK releases.

Last week one of England’s top girl groups, The Saturdays, walked the red carpet at the MTV VMAs, performed at a Perez Hilton party, then held a performance and signing event in New York a few days later. They topped off their busy week with an acoustic set at Island Def Jam headquarters — exciting events for any artist, but particularly one that has yet to release any music in America. Now the popular pop quintet have set their sights on the U.S. and spilled all the details about their plans to Billboard at afternoon tea (though no one ordered tea).

“We were so afraid. We didn’t want to leave England,” explains member Frankie Sanford. “Nowadays, luckily, [English] people are a lot more open to their favorite acts going to America. It used to be a little bit like, ‘They’re leaving us! They’re going to the U.S. and they’re never coming back!’ People seem a little more accepting of that now.”

“We feel like the time is now for pop music coming from the U.K. and Ireland,” says Una Healy, the group member who just gave birth to a daughter six months ago. “But there’s never been a girl band coming from there since The Spice Girls. It’s time for us.”

And if recent British breakout stars like Adele, One Direction, The Wanted, Ellie Goulding, and Cher Lloyd, who have thrived on the charts in both territories, are any indication it very well may be their time.

The Saturdays have inked a deal with Island Def Jam and Mercury Records for a U.S. album led by a still undecided single coming in January 2013. Until then, the girls will release their newest single “What About Us” (performed at both their U.S. gigs last week as it may be their debut track) in the U.K. with a version that will feature pop-reggae royalty Sean Paul.

The girls have already had loads of successful singles back home —eleven Top 10 hits so far. The disc is set to feature production from Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and songwriting from Diane Warren. As the girls shout almost all together, “We’re not messing around!”

“We’ve been together a long time now, five years. We’re just starting fresh here. That’s what its about,” adds Healy. “We’ve always wanted to come out here and go to different territories. We really feel ready now.”

Adds Mollie King, the group’s Baby Spice (with her blonde hair), “We’ve done three tours actually [in the U.K.]. Once we did an arena tour we thought, ‘Right. We’re cemented here at home. Let’s try to conquer the world starting off with America!'” (“Just starting off small!” Sandford adds with a laugh).

To help introduce America to The Saturdays, the girls are looking into reality show options. “We were meeting with networks and pitching ideas that this was a big journey for us, we want it to be documented,” says the newlywed Rochelle Humes, who married another pop British bandmember, Marvin Humes, of JLS. “At the minute, we’re here just to record an album and shoot the music video for the single. We haven’t agreed to anything just yet, but it’s an idea that will probably happen.” Adds Healy, “It’s definitely in the cards.”

So what should fans expect sonically from the album? The answer is tricky given their range of sounds with past singles from the new wave, 80s-inspired “If This Is Love,” rock-pop angst on “Forever Is Over,” electronic ballad “Missing,” “You,” and the showering synths on “All Fired Up.” (Some past material may end up on the American album too.)

“I kind of feel like that’s why we’re pop music and that’s why its fun to be pop because we can try different genres,” says the group’s tiny powerhouse vocalist Vanessa White. “We’re all so different anyway and have such different tastes in music so when we do a different genre of song it feels at least natural.”

Another natural quality for the act is their friendship. “We feel like we’re the type of girl band where we love The Spice Girls, we love the Pussycat Dolls,” continues White. “But what we really want to get out to the fans is that we all really get on and its all about friendship. We want people to be our friends…we’re not going to steal your boyfriends!” Adds Humes with her hot chocolate, “We’re not those girls!”

Source: Billboard Magazine


Calling US Visitors

Do you live in the USA? Are you super excited at @TheSaturdays are over there doing their thing? If so we could have a role for you on this very website. We are looking for people who can help us keep all our American visitors (and everyone else of course!) up-to-date on what is going on! We are looking for people who can provide the site with videos of the girls in the USA – in a similar fashion to how we provide the UK videos – plus others who can keep us up to date with the latest news and events that is going down, obviously we shouldn’t miss too much from the ‘news’ perspective but there might be happenings that you hear about and the media don’t pick up on.

If you have the facility to record videos, or feel you could add an extra dimension to the site with your US knowledge then send us a message via E-Mail which is thesatscouk@gmail.com or hit us a message via our Twitter account @TheSatsCoUk or message us via Facebook

We are sure that you can help us, don’t be a stranger and give us a message! Looking forward to hearing from you! 🙂


New Music Video

I know this was shot a while ago, but it seems the girls favourite news-piece Daily Mail has posted this about the new music video – maybe there was a little media embargo – or they’ve got a deal to post a The Saturdays news item daily? There are pictures in our gallery but I’ve posted the ones from the media article below:

It was Daisy Dukes for all as The Saturdays filmed their new music video in Los Angeles.

The British girl band poured their curves into five matching pairs of denim shorts as they strutted down the street arm-in-arm.

The chart-topping five are busy filming a new reality show which follows them as they attempt to break America – and enjoy themselves at the same time.

While they have yet to find success in the U.S. the girls are hopeful that it won’t be long.

They certainly caused a stir as they donned matching outfits for their video shoot, the follow up to 30 Days.

Rochelle Humes, nee Wisemen, teamed her shorts with a tiny crop top, all the better to show off her toned stomach. As the cameras rolled she leant back against a colourful backdrop.

Source: DailyMail