As the Sugababes’ sixth album ‘Catfights and Spotlights’ hits the streets, Keisha Buchanan and Amelle Berrabah talked exclusively to MSN. The title takes a poke at how they’re portrayed in the tabloids with constant rumors of infighting, catching the soul pop wave started by Amy Winehouse and Duffy on the release, Keisha being “very happy but not engaged”, and how the sound of the group has evolved as members have come and gone. “As far as it being a different band, of course it’s gonna be completely different,” Keisha said. “But in a good way. I think Amelle’s brought a unified vision for the band, and that’s the reason why now we come across as being a lot more tighter, a lot more polished than we ever did before.” The interview video has since been removed.
Sugababes Perform On ‘Al Murray’, Interviewed By Lil’ Chris
October 15, 2008 – Sugababes performed their new single ‘Girls’ on ‘Al Murray’s Happy Hour’ on ITV on Friday (October 10) at The London Studios. Watch the performance here.
Additionally, Keisha Buchanan and Amelle Berrabah were interviewed by Lil Chris on ‘Everybody Loves Lil’ Chris’, where they talked about pole dancing scenes in the ‘Girls’ video, Chris’ “friend” who is fascinated by the group, and another friend Simon who couldn’t get out of the bus “because something came up”. “What goes on in your pants is your business,” Keisha responded. Watch the interview here.
Sugababes Are Not Splitting Up Or Fighting
October 5, 2008 – Rav Singh of News of the World spent some time with Sugababes, asking the pop trio – who have established themselves as Britain’s biggest girl band – whether those rumors about a split should concern fans. “It’s simply not true,” Amelle Berrabah responded. “We all get on. There was one story that I was arguing with the girls at a fashion show recently and it was completely made up. So on the record, we are NOT splitting up and we are NOT fighting. End of.”
As for what fans can expect with from the girls on their sixth album ‘Catfights And Spotlights’, released October 20th, Amelle said, “We’ve tried not to repeat material we’ve done before. We wanted to strip things back and make an album that sounded live.”
The entire story, pictures and video at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.
Sugababes Support White Ribbon Alliance
September 10, 2008 – Sugababes updated fans on their blog at MySpace (@sugababesofficial) on Wednesday (September 10) with the following message:
The Sugababes are very proud to announce that they’ll be partnering with The White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) charity. The charity helps prevent the deaths of women from childbirth/pregnancy in developing countries and to show they mean business the Babes have pledged a a contribution to the charity. Boots who featured the original Ernie K Doe track ‘Here Come The Girls’ in their TV adverts brought the Babes and WRA together and they’ll be helping things along by selling the ‘Girls’ single in their shops when it’s released Oct 6.
Expect more work in the future between The Girls and WRA. To find out more about WRA visit whiteribbonalliance.org.