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Soundgirl - Don't Know Why (Single Review)

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 Written by Catherine Rea
Soundgirl - Don't Know Why (Single Review)

Bringing back the feisty sense of feminism that girl bands have been seriously lacking since bands such as The Spice Girls and Sugababes are the brand new British pop group Soundgirl. With certain influences from the likes of Destiny’s child and TLC the girls are bringing back the traditional sounds of Old School R’n’B while creating their own individual and fresh beats, ready to wow the charts.

The London based teenagers have already been seen unleashing their array of future hits to the seemingly unsuspecting British public, with the well-waited release of their debut single ‘I’m The Fool’ in early April, which was readily available for free download on their website, ready to blow us away with their catchy lyrics and easy listening. The single features bars from Harry Shotta, UK rapper Twizzle and Scrufizzer alongside a serious dosage of bass and recognised lyrical talent which even gave the likes of Beyonce and Wiz Khalifa a run for their money after becoming a number one hit on MTV.

The urban explosion of sassiness the group appears to offer became a live favourite when single ‘Don’t Know Why’ was released in early June. This dance floor-stormer incorporates feminist explosion of breakdowns, shakedowns and a key sense of their sharp and witty style intertwined within their lyrics. ‘Don’t Know Why’ is the trio’s first official single, and with such a catchy hook the girls have set their standards at an all time high.

Between their two hit singles, ‘I’m The Fool’ and ‘Don’t Know Why’ Soundgirl had already created their own name as a exciting and feisty asset to the pop world, though their Ke$ha-sounding single ‘Hero’ shows a completely different side to them. Sound-wise, the track is an eclectic mix, coming on as if the synths are by Erasure showing that Soundgirl are definitely versatile to say the least.

ImageSoundgirl finish their debut album with ‘Something To Dream About’ which incorporates, like their hit singles, all the best things that come from contemporary R&B. With yet another catchy hook any lyrics that are not only easy to remember, but cleverly written these girls are definitely one of the freshest and more interesting bands of 2011.

With only five songs being released in their debut album, the girls have set their goals high. The vocals throughout their five releases are all impressive, and their lyrical talent is obvious throughout their performances. The girls have also cleverly mixed mainstream pop with a softer more relaxed sound in the third track of their album ‘Planes In The Sky’.

Londoners Olivia Redmond (17), Izzy Beardshaw (17) and Nicole Short (15) make up the trio that is ‘Soundgirl’ and have already been impressing British audiences while on tour with the likes of Justin Bieber, Pixie Lott and Scouting For Girls as support acts in various parts of the UK.

With the UK having lacked a successfully feisty girl band for so long, hopes are looking up for the three R&B voices of 2011. Soundgirl have even appeared on ITVs chat show Lorraine and performed during London Pride’s festival this year.

The album the Soundgirls have been busy recording in London and LA with some of the best songwriters and producers in the business is due to be released in September and it is set to be a good one!  


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