You know what, hats off to the Oldbabes. Why sit around trying to think of a completely new band name when you can just call a spade a spade and release music under your actual names? Apparently the group have decided on Mutya Keisha Siobhan as their trade-marked title, and we can’t help but wonder how different the world would be if everyone did that.
Girls Aloud would be Nadine Cheryl Sarah Nicola Kimberley (later renamed Cheryl etc), Black Eyed Peas would be Will.i.am Fergie Miscellaneous Miscellaneous, Marina and the Diamonds would be Marina and the Diamonds… You get the point.
The most interesting thing about the original Sugaba – sorry, Mutya Keisha Siobhan – is that nobody can quit this time. If they do, it’ll just be awkward. Imagine if, in six years from now, the line-up of Mutya Keisha Siobhan was actually Amelle Heidi Jade? Exactly.
But of course the big ‘thing’ is whether or not the public will actually want to buy the music this time around. With Little Mix and Stooshe in full swing, Girls Aloud and Parade working on new stuff and The Saturdays inevitably plotting some sort of forget-that-last-album-ever-happened ‘comeback’, the girlband market has become very packed very quickly.
But hey, we can’t wait. After all, ‘Round Round’ was one of our favourite pop songs of the 00s. Oh wait, wrong line-up… OK, ‘Freak Like Me’ was… Oh. ‘Too Lost In You’? ‘Push The Button’? ‘About You Now’? ‘STRONGER’????? Sheesh…
Still, it’ll probably be better than this, right?