It’s Official: The Original Sugababes Announce Comeback

Published: Friday 20th Jul 2012 by Sam

After almost a year of speculation, the original line-up of the Sugababes have announced their return to the charts!

All the details, including the new band-name, after the jump…

In an exclusive interview with our friends over at Pop Justice, founding members Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan, and Siobhan Donaghy confirmed that they will collectively be known as Mutya Keisha Siobhan. 

Peep the trio’s fabulously wacky chat with PJ below…


Siobhan: People seem to say it in that order quite naturally. It seems to roll off the tongue like that.
Keisha: Mutya, can I just say something? I found a link the other day which I really want to show you. It’s a clip of you when you’re 16 and they ask you why we came up with the name ‘Sugababes’. And you go: “Well we had to have a band name because we couldn’t have people just calling us Mutya, Keisha, Siobhan.”(Everyone laughs) Amazing! It’s so cute. It’s when you were innocent.
Mutya: I’m still innocent!


Keisha: Have you got an hour? (Much chortling) Basically, I can’t say too much about it – legally I’ve been told I can’t speak about it. But what I will say is that when everyone else found out I wasn’t in the group is pretty much when I found out. I will say that we had a great relationship, me and the girls; I’ve never had an argument with Amelle in my life. I was really shocked by the things that they were saying because I’d always been there for them, and they were there for me as well… But, you move on, and you learn, and I learned valuable life lessons during that period… I feel like everything has gone full circle and right now I’m exactly where I’m meant to be. And I genuinely wish them the best of luck. I know people are always going to say, “oh, you’ve got to say that”… To be honest with you I was very hurt and disappointed and I did feel betrayed by the whole thing. But I feel like when you don’t forgive people and when you’re very bitter it’s not really doing anything for you. But I’m in a great place, and that’s all I care about. Onwards and upwards.


Siobhan: Then that would be the end of that.
Keisha: We’ve had discussions. We have a way of working: we trust each other. We look after each other. We are genuinely there for each other. If we were unhappy we’d tell each other and we’d figure it out, between ourselves.
Siobhan: Everything is a group decision this time round.
Keisha: There will be no overworking people to the point where they’re depressed. There’s none of that stuff. We all have the same intentions. You need that. I’ve always wanted to be part of something where I genuinely felt sisterhood, and I feel like I’ve definitely found that now.
Mutya: Well thank you very much.


Keisha: Well, back in 2009 I was contacted by the girls through my lawyer, and they were kind of like, ‘do you want to meet up?’. We all met up. I’d only been out of the band for three months and I’d just had enough of girlbands. I’d had enough of the WHOLE THING… Anyway, basically, they contacted me and we sat together and I actually really wanted to see the girls. Me meeting up with them was more about me wanting to see them than actually thinking about getting the band back together. Because like I say it was only three months after I’d left the Sugababes. So we decided not to do it. And then last year, in 2011, we were contacted by a producer. He put it to us: he said, “let’s record a few tracks and then see”. And we did. And we loved it.

Siobhan: He actually called me which was weird because I’d never worked with him before… And I said I’d only do it if it was with the other girls. (Firmly) I didn’t want to do another project on my own.

Keisha: We basically said, “yes, but we want to do it on our own terms”.

Siobhan: We didn’t want anyone to organise it for us. We wanted to steer the ship ourselves, which is what we did.


Siobhan: The first time we sang in a room together and worked out our harmonies and sang them together was recording a song called ‘Too In Love’.

Keisha: It was the first time we’d sang together since we were 16 years old. To be honest with you it wasn’t an instant thing. When we were younger we gelled straight away, but we had to learn to blend with each other again.

Mutya: It’s been a while!

Keisha: Yes. It was when we came to do another song, ‘Love Me Hard’ – that’s when I first properly heard us blending.

Siobhan: That’s when we knew that we properly had to get back together. You never know if that magic is still going to be there. If it’s not going to be as magical as the first time around you don’t really want to do it, do you. The minute we sang together, we looked at each other, and we knew. It just worked.

Mutya: It was emotional.

Keisha: It was so special to be excited about hearing our voices together, and being excited about our music. On my days off I’d go home and I’d listen to the tracks. I’d be like, ‘I’m really enjoying this’. I just enjoyed our music.

Mutya: We’ve got some really good songs.

Siobhan: For me, it’s the first time in years that I’ve been excited about even attempting a music project. I’m super-excited.


Yes, yes, and yes! Rarely in Pop history do such narratives come to fruition. Hence, everything from the music, the nostalgia, to the cultivation of something new and fresh has us amped for this.

The ladies have been working with an All-Star cast of Brit-Pop hitmakers such as MNEK, Fraser T Smith, Emeli Sande, and more. Their comeback single is expected in any day now.

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  1. Honestly Speaking July 20, 2012

    Congratulations to them! I was never really much of a Sugababes fan because I was never really familiar with their music but I don’t agree with the way that they just kicked Keisha out of the (former) group since she was the one who put everything together in the first place. I’ll definitely be checking for their forthcoming single.

    Off-Topic: I see that this blog conveniently forgot to post about Brandy “I’m a flop” Norwood’s album being pushed back. It isn’t surprising considering her lack of promotion and the fact that the lead single flopped along with the buzz around the project continuing to look as dry as the desert as each day passes. She better gain a few pounds and call up Jenny Craig for a promo spot.

  2. Kylie July 20, 2012

    Praise be to the most High. !!!!

    • kinglady051 July 24, 2012

      AMEN! The lord is all over this. He works in the favour of those who believe. Keisha im sure is a believer

  3. Yas July 20, 2012

    I’m actually looking forward to hearing their new material. Best of luck to them :-).

  4. Leon Mc (@Leon_da_don) July 20, 2012

    YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! This is the come back everyone has been waiting for!!

  5. Sleazy July 20, 2012

    But they got BIG when it was heidi keisha and mutya Who’s siobhan ?

    • JuanR July 20, 2012


      • M.B July 23, 2012

        They (Mutya, Keisha, Siobhan) made amazing music on their first album One Touch. I suggest you listen to the album.

    • kinglady051 July 24, 2012

      They also lost creditbility BECAUSE of Heidi so we can go back and forth really…

      If it wasnt for the begining NO ONE would know a heidi. To be fair it was always about Mutya and keisha anyway.
      Heidi is a huge part of their history BUT that doesnt take away from the fact that she was not an original.
      im sorry.

  6. Matty July 20, 2012

    PRAISE!! this is why i never gave up hope! im glad they asked if one of them left again…hahaha! can’t wait!!!

  7. Wtf July 20, 2012

    When the 3 of them were last together they flopped? O_o why everybody excited

    • F MISHA B-ULLY HAHAHA July 20, 2012

      I dont why people are still on them three and Siobhan only done one album.

      • Isabelle July 20, 2012

        Siobhan has mad two albums. Read a bit before talking about stuff you know s*** about.

    • kinglady051 July 24, 2012

      Go buy sweet 7

  8. SugaBrown July 20, 2012

    WHOOP WHOOOOP So Happy 4 Them Cant Wait 2 Hear The New Material I hope The name thing Catches on.. Hopefully The Chemistry is still there once there on stage The magic should Happen Love It X!

  9. SugaBrown July 20, 2012

    WHOOP WHOOOOP So Happy 4 Them Cant Wait 2 Hear The New Material I hope The name thing Catches on.. Hopefully The Chemistry is still there once there on stage The magic should Happen Love It X!!!

  10. MK July 20, 2012

    They are one ugly girlband, I’m looking forward to their material though.

    • kinglady051 July 24, 2012

      Hater hahahaha lets see your mug.

      Ok they werent amazing looking as kids but they were 14!!!!! And now have blossomed!!!! YOU can not call the pic above ugly im sorry

      hahahaha hater

  11. Daz July 20, 2012

    They look really good! Best of luck to them! Hopefully they can continue where they all left off!

  12. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 20, 2012

    I’m excited for them. The whole project is promising, even though I still don’t buy some of the things they said in this interview. Keisha was obviously difficult to work with and Siobhan had hinted that as well. It’s not like Heidi and Amelle fabricated the stories, but that belongs in the past I guess. They are competent vocalists and their debut had a unique sound, so I’m looking forward to what they can bring to the table. They all look good as well. I just hope there won’t be too much hostility between the reunited band and the new Sugababes.

    • kinglady051 July 24, 2012

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      July 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

      WHEN will everyone get over the past. Clearly they have lol They got together at 11 years old! Why dwell on kiddy squabbles people lol
      As for the Amelle and Heidi… We ALL know that the story they put out there wasnt exactly what they made it out to be. Hence why keisha has been legally told she cant tell the “truth” about what happened but she allowed them to slate her. She had nothing to hide and took the HIGH road. Says a lot about her. We should congratulate them and hope lessons have been learned all around.

  13. JuanR July 20, 2012

    For me the best Sugababes are Heidi, Keisha and Mutya.

    • the real xoxo July 20, 2012

      me too

    • Peter Griffin July 20, 2012

      Agreed! But it will never happen.

      • kinglady051 July 24, 2012

        I like MUTYA KEISHA SIOBHAN and Mutya keisha heidi.
        Everything after errr no.

  14. Oggie ‘Singer’ July 20, 2012

    This is the best News all year and for those of you who don’t know Siobhan as well, your gonna be over the moon cos even as a solo artist she was incredible!!! Best of luck to MKS this is the best comeback ever!!!!

    • Frank July 20, 2012

      100% co-sign.

  15. the real xoxo July 20, 2012

    they should be called “MUKEISIO” instead.
    anyway, im HERE for them

    • xxx July 20, 2012

      honestly, that’s an amazing name for them 🙂

  16. Peter Griffin July 20, 2012

    Wait, so did they lose the case to get the ‘Sugababes’ trademark back? And didn’t 4.0 flop hard and split? Why don’t the b****** just give the name back!

  17. ARFA July 20, 2012


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