Exclusive Interview: The Saturdays
There are few girl bands to make it on both sides of the pond, especially from the UK. The Saturdays, a diverse pop group consisting of Rochelle Humes, Frankie Sandford, Mollie King, Una Healy and Vanessa White, have made waves in the music industry on an international scale. Their first number one single “What About Us” was the fastest selling record of the year notching up an incredible 114,000 sales in its first week of being released. Formed in 2008, the multimillion selling pop group signed a deal with Mercury / Island Def Jam in the US and spent six months travelling between London, L.A. and New York to film their fly on the wall documentary “Chasing The Saturdays” for popular television network E! which debuted on both sides of the Atlantic and was transmitted around the world.
We take a look back over a fruitful career in the charts with a focus on the impending implementation of their Greatest Hits album and Greatest Hits Tour. Our Editor-in-Chief Jsky chats exclusively to Mollie and Vanessa.
Jsky: Girls, talk to me about the tour…
Mollie: We’re really looking forward to the tour. It’s going to be so good to be back on stage again. It’s been such a long time since we have been on tour so it’s going to be great to see all the fans, and the cities.
Vanessa: Yeah it has been three years since we have been on tour. This tour is going to be an opportunity for us to look back over the years and celebrate the singles with the fans that made them successful for us. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the fans so it’s great to be able to give something back.
Jsky: What’s your favourite song to perform live?
Mollie: For me it has to be Ego and Fired Up. I absolutely love performing those tracks. They’re a lot of fun to do live.
Vanessa: Notorious! We always get a good reaction when we perform that one.
Jsky: There’s been a lot of hits. Should we be worried though? A Greatest Hits album usually signifies a band splitting up. Is this the end of The Saturdays?
Vanessa: The greatest hits album will be released in August. It’s a combination of all of our hits and a couple of new ones. There’s 17 singles in total, but no we have no plans to split up just yet.
Jsky: A lot of girl bands come and go. What do you think it is that has kept The Saturdays together and stopped them from splitting up.
Vanessa: Us girls have so much in common and we know that we’re much stronger together. We all wanted the band to succeed and so we’ve never forgotten what was important. We’re like sisters.
Jsky: Ok now Mollie, here’s a tough one for you! Favourite girl band of all time…Spice Girls or Destiny’s Child?
Mollie: Aww now that is a tough one! It really is impossible to say because I love them both for different reasons. Say My Name is such a good song and 2 Become 1. It really is impossible for me to say.
Jsky: What’s the hardest part of going on tour and are you girls looking forward to coming back to Manchester?
Mollie: L.A. was an amazing experience but we were away for about 3 months and I really missed home and my family. Especially my two older sisters.
Vanessa: Manchester has to be one of our favourite places to party. I remember us going to Cloud 23 at the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate to party with Girls Aloud at the beginning of our careers, so Manchester has a special place in our hearts .It always reminds us of starting out.
Jsky: There’s a lot of pressure on young girls to maintain unachievable and unrealistic levels of beauty. What advice would you give?
Mollie: I think it’s important not try not worry. Everyone has something that they are insecure about.