Sats In The City

Hello from a snowy London, well I believe it’s snowing everywhere, and its very bad in South Wales, so take care!

Yesterday our favourite girls took on the mighty Big Apple – yes New York City – where they performed a sell out concert at the Highline Ballroom – and met fans at the NBC Store, plus also paid MTV a visit cos well why not?

I’ve added a few pictures of the girls performance and NBC signing below for you to view, we will no doubt have them in lovely HQ to view in the gallery soon.

The girls also popped into MTV and spoke about the Destiny Child’s reunion:

And, that notion has U.K. girl group The Saturdays quite hyped. So, how stoked are they for the DC girls to get back together? “I’m so excited. I’ve heard a tiny little clip and I love it. I’m hoping it’s not just for one single, which I heard it is,” Saturdays member Rochelle Humes told MTV News on Wednesday when they stopped by the newsroom ahead of the Sunday premiere of their E! reality show, “Chasing The Saturdays,” on January 20.

Gotta laugh, seems the girls song with Rodney Jerkins will feature the trademark ‘darkchild’ in the song (If you don’t know what I mean listen to Say My Name by Destiny’s Child, or Telephone (nearer the end) by GaGa/Beyonce)

What makes the DC news even more exhilarating is the fact that the ladies of the Saturdays are only one degree of separation away from knowing Queen B, Michelle and Kelly. “And it’s really cool because we actually worked with Rodney Jerkins on a track recently,” Una Healy revealed. “And I always remember in ‘Say My Name’ that Darkchild [shout out]. We actually got him to go in and put it down. He says, ‘I’m not sure if I’ll keep it in or not,’ and we’re like ‘Oh gosh!’ cause I remember growing up listening to that song.”

The Saturdays hit recording studio ..(With Demi?)

The girls hit the recording studio with big-time producer Rodney Jerkins yesterday, Mollie even Instagramed a few pictures!

Exciting times, Frankie even hinting that this recording is for the second single, as she tweeted:

“Seriously sats aren’t messing around in 2013! Next single….”

Update: Reports are coming in that Demi Lovato was also in the studio at the same time. From what I can gather so far reports suggest that she was ‘laying down vocals with The Saturdays’ does that mean she’s co-written a song for the girls, or was she mearly just in the same recording studio complex recording songs for her own project? Let the rumours intensify!

It’s all very exciting, isn’t it? Also for the US fans it gets more exciting, the girls appear on YOUR TV tonight! The girls are on E! News at 11.30pm ET/PT which for those in the UK would mean it should air tomorrow. E! News airs at 8am, 9am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 11pm so plenty of chances in the UK to view it. We’ll have it on the site tomorrow for those without E! or those living outside the US and UK.

Sources Mollie Twitter & Frankie Twitter

News Roundup – 25th October 2012

Hey all! Hope everyone is good and well! Sadly it’s not the most exciting time being a The Saturdays fan right now as the girls are all business like in the USA. We know the girls hit the recording studio with Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins the other night. He is the man behind massive tunes such as Telephone by Lady GaGa and Beyonce plus produced many a song for other acts such as Britney Spears, the late Michael Jackson and others. This is an interesting time for the girls who are finally recording with some heavy hitting producers in the US, will these songs bring them US success and their first UK number one? Lets hope so!

The girls favourite UK news source has been posting pictures of them out and about doing business type stuff. Rather than reproducing all the pointless stuff they write, I’ve posted up a few pictures from there for you to view. Hopefully we will have some more concrete news about ‘What About Us’ shortly as we are nearly in November (scary eh? – where has this year gone?!)

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

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