All Saints star Nicole Appleton was photographed feeding the parking meter after having words with a traffic warden in London, England on Tuesday (May 16).
Former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton revealed that she’s been writing music again even though she and sister Natalie lost their recording deal. “Some of the tracks are with Liam (Gallagher),” she said. “We’re pleased with them. They could be good enough to put out to the public but it might be next year now, as Liam is busy with the Oasis comeback.”
Neil Sean of Sky News reports that hoping to cash in on her ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!’ stint, Natalie Appleton has secretly recorded a whole album of solo material, and has had thee offers from major labels. “The songs are about my life and what goes on in it,” she said. Hoping to have more success than she did as a duo with sister Nicole Appleton, Nat plans to have the album out early next year.
After being dropped by Polydor, former All Saints sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton are back with an album of anthems. “It was just the wrong time when we came out before,” Nicole told Neil Sean of Sky News. “Our sound is very now – guitar-based riffs and feelgood hooks. We plan to launch ourselves again in early 2005.”
Sky News reports that after being dropped by their record label, Natalie and Nicole Appleton are now planning to return to acting full time. The sisters have been offered top roles in a new TV show called ‘In Denial’, which is due to air in Britain next summer. “It’s been described as a UK version of ‘Sex and the City’. And with the singers/actresses on board, success is guaranteed,” an insider said.
The People reports Appleton have been dropped by their record label Polydor. An email to songwriters confirmed: “Appleton: Looking for songs for follow-up album. Don’t have a deal.” And the tabloid’s Polydor pal Sandraj said: “They are no longer with us. It was an amicable split.”
The Sun reports Oasis singer Liam Gallagher plans to marry fiance Nicole Appleton at the Mild May Working Men’s Club. The rocker said, “I love this place, I’m going to have my wedding here. It’s absolutely brilliant.” Irish manageress May Hagan warned the singer would have to hurry with his booking. “Liam would be welcome to make a booking if this is where he wants to go,” Hagan said, “but we will need a date because things can get quite busy.”
Top of the Pops caught up with former All Saints star Melanie Blatt and asked several questions about her former bandmates, the Appletons. Asked if sister Nicole and Natalie, who certainly didn’t leave the group on good terms with Blatt, treated her fairly in their autobiography, she responded, “Not at all. I don’t appreciate being talked about anyway, especially by people who I used to call my friends. I think that they can write about themselves til the cows come home, but don’t write about people who don’t enjoy the limelight as much as you do.”
According to The Mirror, the Appleton sisters have been ordered back into the recording studio with the dire warning – make this new track a hit or else. “Not making it to the Top 30 is just shameful. The girls were totally mortified. But Polydor isn’t giving up on them yet,” revealed a source. “They’re working with new people on the track and know that this is it. If it doesn’t make it to at least the Top 10 then they know it’s the end of their singing career as a duo. Since they left All Saints, the only interesting stuff about them were their love lives. Mel Blatt and Shaznay Lewis were always seen as the more serious musicians. But Nic and Nat have both settled down and hardly ever go out. They were such big stars when their were in the band and Polydor just can’t work out what went wrong.”
Top of the Pops interviewed Nicole Appleton and asked if she and her sister Natalie are feeling at good the moment. “Yeah. you can’t take life too seriously,” she responded, perhaps in reference to the duo’s poor showing in the singles charts with ‘Everything Eventually’. “You never know what can happen. We’ve come to that point in life where we’re both mums, and we’ve both been around the block a bit in terms of our careers and I think we used to take things for granted but that’s definitely where we are now. It’s the best place to be.”