It’s been awfully quiet in the girl band camp, especially with Girls Aloud having a break, no more Sugababes line up headlines (sorry girls), and the little muffins aka Little Mix embarking on the X Factor tour, one should wonder what has happened to the once strong Girl Power slogans of girl bands. But fear no more… because a new girl group is on the horizon: StooShe!
Alexandra Buggs, Karis Anderson and Courtney Rumbold, three girls from East London, were signed to Warner Music Group in August 2011, releasing their debut single “Betty Woz Gone” on 28 October 2011. 2012 is expected to bring them their big breakthrough with their 2nd single ‘Love Me’ being launched on 5 March. For the song they are collaborating with Gym Class Heroes front man Travie McCoy.
‘Love Me’ is Funky Britpop at its best, having that fresh 60ies pop style, a style being really current at the moment. It’s incredibly catchy, includes some rapping (not only by Travie) harmonies are sublime, the production is amazing and everything blends in wonderful. They bring the kind of freshness the Spice Girls brought in 1996, and mixed their own style with some Sugababes & Misteeq swagger. No wonder the girls were put on the BBC sound of 2012 list.
Personally we don’t think they needed Travie McCoy to join them, especially since the girls rap themselves, but as a 2011 is still fresh in the mind, the trend of having a rapper to support your single will most likely still continue for a little while. So we forgive it them as a one off.
A great start for the girl band and they’ve set the bar for Little Mix very high. Let’s see who will win the battle of the girl bands this year.
‘Love Me’ by Stooshe is available for pre-order on iTunes now: Get it here http://bit.ly/wqTmAH