Album Review: The Saturdays 'On Your Radar' - Released 21st November

The Saturdays 

Since forming back in 2007 The Saturdays have managed to retain a steady hold on the UK charts, fighting their way to become one of the UK’s best known girl-bands.

However, while mainly known for their softer pop tracks the release of their latest album ‘On Your Radar’ aims to branch out into more dance and R&B hits. There is a sense of wanting to shed their ‘good girl’ vibes and step out to a more sexed-up sound. While it’s true, the songs are more risqué, the essence of the girly-pop within is hard to relinquish.

They have already released three successful singles from the album – ‘My heart takes over’, ‘All fired up’ and the chart stopper ‘Notorious’. There are however some more surprises to come with a guest appearance from Travie McCoy in ‘The way you watch me’.

There are the usual girl-band numbers, but there is a definite more club anthem feel to this album that we haven’t seen before from the girls. Frankie Sandford describes it as a more ‘personal’ album that has “reignited all the drive and passion we had for recording”. The girls have even co-written some of the tracks, and with the help from some top industry producers (Mac, Xenomania, Tracklacers etc) it is almost a guaranteed success.

There will always be a place for girl-band pop in the charts and love them or hate them The Saturdays are here to stay. However, while they are trying hard to move away from this squeaky clean image I think they will struggle to break the mould.

Album release 21st November
“All Fired Up” tour starts early December 2011.

Review by Melissa Phillips