Beatboxing, big hair and bowties. It’s Little Mix singing their new single ‘DNA’ a cappella for SBTV and absolutely nailing it. With 2013 looking set to be the Year of the Girlgroup, Jesy, Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jade continue to get things very right, ticking all the boxes on MP!’s Favourite New Group list. We say: download. You? Leave a comment below – Little Mix ‘DNA’ a cappella, Download or Ditch?
We’ve been dancing along to ‘Wings’ all summer long, we’ve got ‘DNA’ the single on pre-order and now Little Mix have gone and released previews of their debut album (also called ‘DNA’) on iTunes! Colour us excited!
From the sounds of the previews, there’s going to be plenty of choice for fans, whether they fall in the ‘banger’ or ‘ballad’ camps respectively; there’s nothing as dark as future single ‘DNA’ on the album but there’s plenty of solid ballads in the forms of inspirational tune ‘Change Your Life’, emotional tear-bringer ‘Pretend It’s OK’ and even acoustic tune ‘Turn Your Face’. Fear not if you’re in team ‘banger’ either. ‘Stereo Soldier’ is a corker of a 90s-esque tune that deserves to be on the airwaves until next summer and Nicola Roberts-penned tune ‘Going Nowhere’ is a guitar ditty that’s both original and catchy as hell.
It’s obvious that ‘DNA’ is going to be one of the strongest pop debuts for a few years, with Perrie, Jesy, Jade and Leigh-Anne sounding incredible. Bring on the full album (which is out 19th November in case you didn’t already know)!
Listen to the previews of the album below:
What: Little Mix release debut album ‘DNA’
When: November 19th
Price: Just £8.99 delivered from the MP! shop
Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade are back with the video for new single ‘DNA’ – a kitsch and highly gif-able remake of ‘Sin City’ meets ‘Misfits’ that plays out the girls’ obsession with some poor blighter called Ryan. The top-notch clip (set to one of our favourite pop tunes of 2012) includes dramatic hair flipping, lip wobbling and a bizarre running scene that’ll have you saying WTF until Christmas. In other words, it’s bloody brilliant. Watch the Little Mix ‘DNA’ video now:
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Little Mix will be signing copies of their new book ‘Ready To Fly’ in Leeds. [save £10, just £6.79 delivered from the MP! shop]
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Labrinth‘s UK tour reaches Norwich.
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What: Little Mix will be meeting fans and signing copies of their new book ‘Ready to Fly’
Where: WHSmith, Newcastle Upon Tyne
When: Saturday, 17th November 2012 at 2pm
More Details: Wristbands will be available in-store on Saturday, 10th November from 7am. For further information visit the WHSmith website.
POP BITS. After topping the singles chart TWICE, confirming a headline solo tour for early 2013, and planning in a November release of their debut album, Little Mix have announced the name of their new single. ’DNA’ is described as an “electro-ballad. Very cool. Big vocals.” and should be yours to hear very, very soon. POP BITS OUT.
I have loads of shows across the country, I am travelling a lot. I have been so busy so my brain is just on overload at the moment! I managed to get a break in Miami which I surprised my sister with but I had to have some very exciting meetings over there, that’s why I took her over with me.
There seems to be a lot of support growing for you in America – will you be trying to break the American market?
My American fans are really getting behind me, I will be going over there, I can promise you and I will break America! It is happening but in God’s time. It has to be in God’s time. I cannot rush it.
Who would you love to collaborate with?
When I do go to the States I would like to work with Usher, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Chris Brown. I was hanging with Usher last time he was in the UK!
Do you ever listen to your own music?
I love all of my songs but I could never listen to them! The only times I can do that is on the stage or in the studio. Actually, I heard a couple of my tracks in Superdrug not long ago and I started walking around listening.
When it comes to image, the words “compete” and “competition” are not in my vocabulary. There is enough room for everyone in this industry because we all are so diverse. I like to be me, I do like my curves, I like my hips and I love my booty and it ain’t going nowhere, EVER!!
What advice would you give to Little Mix?
If I could tell everyone one thing it would be that they are unique and they are special, there is nobody out there who looks like you or is anything like you. Once you find what you love to do in terms of music then stick to it because if you’re loving it and the fans are loving it then you will have no regrets!
Finally, do you have a celebrity crush at the moment?
The only person I have my eye on is Rihanna. No men, just Rihanna. She is SMOKING HOT.
Indeed, she is. Thank you, Alexandra!
Alexandra will perform in Les Misérables as part of Children in Need’s POP Goes the Musical on 18 September. Blue, Geri Halliwell and Stooshe are also appearing in West End musicals in October and November. Details and tickets!
Life’s looking pretty good for the Little Mix girls. They’re currently Number 1 in the singles chart, they’ve just announced an 18-date headline tour for January 2013 with tickets on sale TODAY, and Perrie’s dating One Direction’s Zayn Malik goddamit. But, before you rush out to grab tickets to see ‘Don’t Let Go’, ‘Wings’, and their amazing second single LIVE, enter our competition to win A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE DATE OF YOUR CHOICE. This is Comp of the Day: 24 hours, 4 steps, GO
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Things have been a wee bit quiet on planet Saturdays since ’30 Days’ hit the top ten back in May, but the girls have been far from idle – not only recording new music but also making some serious legwork over the pond, where they’re gearing up to launch themselves onto an unsuspecting American public. Could they follow the likes of Adele, Ellie Goulding and One Direction to the top of the US charts? Here’s what we’ve learned so far…
They’ve got a new single coming out!
It’s called ‘What About Us’ and as well as being their 14th(!) UK single, it’s also going to be their very first American release in January 2013.
They’ve already nabbed some Hollywood fans!
Celebrity gossip blogger and self-proclaimed ‘Queen of all Media’ Perez Hilton has been championing the girls for months, and they’ll be performing their first ever American show at his ‘One Night in LA’ event this Thursday, alongside Rita Ora, Far East Movement and US X Factor winner Melanie Amaro. Not a bad start!
They have their own American TV show!
These days you’re nobody in the US of A until you’ve got your own reality TV show following your every move. Despite not technically being famous in America yet, the Sats have landed a fly-on-the-wall documentary series on the prestigious E! channel – home of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The series will follow the girls in their valiant efforts to make it in America.
They’re going to all the best events!
Una and co certainly aren’t wasting any time during their extended stay in the States. They’ve managed to nab tickets to this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, where they’ll be partying with the likes of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift! Blimey!
They haven’t forgotten the UK!
British fans need not worry that the Saturdays have “done a Natasha Bedingfield” and abandoned their home shores forever at the first whiff of a US hit. ‘What About Us’ will be released here in the UK before the girls kick off their American campaign. We’ll be able to bring you all the details very soon, but the buzz is that it’s going to be a big one!
So there you have it. If Little Mix think they can take the crown of the UK’s favourite girlband, they may have a fight on their hands!