By the late 90s a formula had been established for a sassy, glossy, seductive girl band. The music, choreography and the look were shaped by set laws. Then along came a band who blew the formula apart and proved that a fresh attitude, a passion for music and an instinctive grasp of UK street reality could run rings round market researched midriff appeal. They were Sugababes. They still are Sugababes. But this time round the sugar’s fermented.
Original founding members Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena remain at the urban pop core of the band but now they’ve been joined by supreme Liverpool vocalist Heidi Range. If in their first incarnation, they demonstrated a cutting edge musicality way in advance of their then 16 years, the wiser, happier, braver and more balanced threesome are now fully qualified to scare the three part harmonies out of the big league competitors and have major fun while doing it.
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