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Old 29-03-2014, 11:51
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Hello!

I was looking on the Polydor website to see if MKS were still signed as we are not hearing anything of substance from them at all, when I noticed a few lines underneath that Polydor also have the Sugababes as current artists :s. Does this mean maybe the band are back together? Just found it odd as Jade said the band had ended nearly 3 years ago
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Old 29-03-2014, 11:56
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As far as I was aware, Sugababes haven't ever been signed to Polydor so it's a little strange. Signed to London until 2001, Island until 2011 and then that deal with RCA.

I doubt AKH are back together, who are in the picture. Quite odd.
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Old 29-03-2014, 12:04
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That's what I thought! Find it a little odd can't remember seeing them on there before. MKS need to get this album out I'm dying for it lol
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Old 29-03-2014, 14:37
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That is odd, maybe something of a reunion is happening?
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Old 29-03-2014, 15:05
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Island and Polydor are under the same Universal Music umbrella. Basically they are all connected to the same music group.

I wouldn't read anything into this.
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Old 29-03-2014, 15:27
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But Sugababes weren't signed to Island when they split up so it doesn't make any sense lol. The picture being 3.0 rather than 4.0. I don't think there is any reunion happening with 3.0 though,
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Old 29-03-2014, 16:21
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But Sugababes weren't signed to Island when they split up so it doesn't make any sense lol. The picture being 3.0 rather than 4.0. I don't think there is any reunion happening with 3.0 though,
Island are still their distributer for all the material recorded while on their books. So Island still make money from them despite them no longer being signed. They will get a percentage of earnings from royalties.

That's why this line up is probably still listed there. I agree its odd they are using an image of Keisha and not Jade but like I say, I wouldn't get too excited.
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Old 29-03-2014, 16:46
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Island are still their distributer for all the material recorded while on their books. So Island still make money from them despite them no longer being signed. They will get a percentage of earnings from royalties.

That's why this line up is probably still listed there. I agree its odd they are using an image of Keisha and not Jade but like I say, I wouldn't get too excited.
Oh no I'm not getting excited lol, it's just strange Polydor list them as being signed to them when they aren't that's all.
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Old 02-04-2014, 19:23
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I'm certain I saw an item in Metro (I think) over the weekend that said MKS have now been dropped - but I don't see anything online about it.


Anyone know?
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Old 02-04-2014, 20:52
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I'm certain I saw an item in Metro (I think) over the weekend that said MKS have now been dropped - but I don't see anything online about it.


Anyone know?
I wouldn't be surprised I mean how do you carry on after a hyped comeback single fails to chart higher than number FIFTY?
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Old 02-04-2014, 21:12
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It wouldn't surprise or bother me at this point. One single in almost two years is ridiculous.
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Old 02-04-2014, 21:37
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I wouldn't be surprised I mean how do you carry on after a hyped comeback single fails to chart higher than number FIFTY?
It wouldn't surprise or bother me at this point. One single in almost two years is ridiculous.
I suspect if true there is an album already finished and mothballed at Polydor that may never see the light of day now.
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Old 02-04-2014, 23:33
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I suspect if true there is an album already finished and mothballed at Polydor that may never see the light of day now.
The reunion was confirmed in July 2012, Siobhan tweeted in August the album was complete. It them took another year to get the first single out lol, I'd agree MKS album 1 is unlikely to see release.
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Old 03-04-2014, 00:22
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I agree! Don't think it will ever see the light of day
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Old 03-04-2014, 00:46
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GUYS!!!!

I have news!
Tweeted polydor MKS and keisha. Basically asking what's going on are we ever going to hear anything? Keisha direct messaged me this...

All will be explained I promise just KNOW we are very happy and excited about this year xxx so sorry about the long ass wait xx
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:35
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GUYS!!!!

I have news!
Tweeted polydor MKS and keisha. Basically asking what's going on are we ever going to hear anything? Keisha direct messaged me this...

All will be explained I promise just KNOW we are very happy and excited about this year xxx so sorry about the long ass wait xx
I will expect an announcement in September 2015 then lol
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:52
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I will expect an announcement in September 2015 then lol
Maybe we should hold you to your prediction above?
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:17
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keisha: All will be explained I promise just KNOW we are very happy and excited about this year xxx so sorry about the long ass wait xx
Can anyone think of a genuine explanation? (that isn't down to the record company or 'Flatline' underperforming)..cos I can't?..any ideas welcome
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:28
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Can anyone think of a genuine explanation? (that isn't down to the record company or 'Flatline' underperforming)..cos I can't?..any ideas welcome
Probably something to do with the fact Keisha and Mutya are unlikeable while Siobhan is pretty much a non entity. After 14 years away they had no active fanbase to fall back into. People forget that apart from a strong debut single the first line up flopped. This along with the last Sugababes line up tarnishing the brand destroyed them. They were never going to go anywhere. They are pretty much impossible to market.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:55
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Can anyone think of a genuine explanation? (that isn't down to the record company or 'Flatline' underperforming)..cos I can't?..any ideas welcome
Maybe I'm wrong here but here goes:

One day Keisha gets kicked out of Sugababes, the next day/week the media are saying that everybody wants an original member reunion. So MKS see all these articles and maybe forums and tweets on how Sugababes hadn't been the same since Siobhan left, they were the best line-up. Understandably, MKS see all this positive reaction to the original line-up and decide to give it ago.

The problem was, we waited almost a year for confirmation that they were getting back together, a month later the album was complete. It then took a year to get the debut single out, released badly, and it flopped.

The reason? For me, it was all empty hype. Nostalgia is a brilliant thing, but they weren't the Sugababes that the majority supported, THE Sugababes line-up was Keisha, Mutya and Heidi, that is what everybody loved.

People assumed that the group that took eight years to sell 200k copies 12/13 years ago would come back and be a hit. People wanted the reunion, until they got the reunion.

Flatline flopped and Polydor seemingly pulled the plug because they signed a group based on media hype that amounted to nothing. They took too long, far far too long.

All the hypocrisy didn't help. For 12/13 years, Keisha was Siobhan's first bully, they never got on and when they had a record to sell, Siobhan forgot all this. That would have been fine, but they didn't say "it was years ago, we've talked and it's all forgotten", she said it never happened and Keisha was never a bitch.

Keisha said many times in Sugababes that they didn't truly become Sugababes until Heidi joined, she didn't feel comfortable until Heidi was in the band, again when they had a record to sell, Sugababes never felt like Sugababes after Siobhan left.
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Old 03-04-2014, 13:05
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I can't see keisha giving them as "explanations"..I was more thinking of a practical reason she may give
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Old 03-04-2014, 13:14
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I can't see keisha giving them as "explanations"..I was more thinking of a practical reason she may give
I don't think there is a practical reason. Other than saying "Polydor don't have faith in us that we can sell the album"
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Old 03-04-2014, 13:18
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The only thing they could do now is get all six together for a warts & all documentary and if that does well an "Ultimate Sugababe" tour. We know Jades up for it lol

ITV2 would eat this up.
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Old 03-04-2014, 13:27
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The only thing they could do now is get all six together for a warts & all documentary and if that does well an "Ultimate Sugababe" tour. We know Jades up for it lol

ITV2 would eat this up.
ITV2 would love The Big Sugababes Reunion lol and I think a tour could sell. It would be fun to see a series of shows, each line-up discussing truthfully what ended their time together.

The problem I can see is, I don't think it would be truthful. It would be the same stuff we've already heard, which contradicts what we are told at the time.
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Old 03-04-2014, 14:35
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Can anyone think of a genuine explanation? (that isn't down to the record company or 'Flatline' underperforming)..cos I can't?..any ideas welcome
No - it's certain to be down to Polydor. Maybe they are organising a different finance deal to get the music out. These days I guess there is no point in releasing the album unless there is a corresponding tour to make some money. We'd just be happy to hear the album of course.

In one way no news is good news I suppose - showing there is still some hope of appearances. Otherwise they may as well give up and just let the album release as cheaply as possible.
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