It’s the longest comeback in music history but it seems like the original line-up of the Sugababes are finally about to start releasing music.
Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy were only 15/16 when their first (and only as that line-up) album One Touch dropped to critical acclaim. The combination of raw youth in their self-penned lyrics and their flawless unique harmonies made the album an instant classic, garnering fans in the likes of Mick Jagger and P!nk.
One Touch is now 20 years old and the ‘Babes have not only reclaimed their name as a three piece in 2019 (after recording under the moniker MKS since 2013) but are re-releasing the album with demos, rarities and re-workings by the likes of MNEK, Blood Orange and Metronomy.
As for new music, it seems the pandemic ‘threw a spanner in the works’ according to Siobhan but it seems they have a wealth of material recorded since they got back together for the awesome Flatline in 2013.
Looks like we have to wait a little longer before we get a full new album but it’s going to be worth the wait. Talking to NME in a new interview, Siobhan says “It’s hard to put a timeframe on it, but it’s something that can come together super-quickly with the right producer. Hopefully this anniversary will naturally bring everything together and it’ll get easier from there”
We can wait. Much as we have LOVED the various iterations of the Sugababes, this line-up was the original and the best. Re-visit the woefully underrated Flatline below and read the full interview here.