"POINT ONE: YOU SHOULDN’T READ ANYTHING INTO THE ORDER OF THEIR NAMES IN ‘MUTYA KEISHA SIOBHAN’ BECAUSE IT BASICALLY JUST SOUNDS GOODThis news has been knocking around for nearly twenty-four hours. WHY DIDN'T ANYBODY TELL ME !?! Not that it isn't nice to discover something for myself for a change.
"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!"
The new website is here. I like the name. It explains who they are and can be easily be acronymed to MKS, which brings plenty of commercial potential what with that also being the acronym used by Marks & Sparks on the stock market and this maker of instruments. Admittedly not their kind of instruments, but still.
Apparently they're in that order because it sounds the best. Let's look at the other choices next to each other:
1. Siobhan Keisha Mutya
2. Siobhan Mutya Keisha
3. Keisha Siobhan Mutya
4. Keisha Mutya Siobhan
5. Mutya Siobhan Keisha
6. Mutya Keisha Siobhan.
I actually prefer 2. It has slightly more rhythm and a sense of history in that it's the order in which the girls managed to escape the "Sugababes". But Mutya Keisha Siobhan it is and the quest is the quest.
Look at them:
There are also other photos of them in shot together.
Their first interview, fittingly for PopJustice (given their sterling work in keeping the dream alive), covers most of the bases. Mutya's talking to Keisha, Keisha talking to Siobhan and Siobhan and Mutya are still talking to each other.
Of course, none of this matters unless the music's any good. The problem with the All Saints reunion was that the tracks were so unlike their original sound and horrendously generic as to render the project pointless. MKS haven't recorded together since they were 16.
PopJustice has heard some of the new material and says that it's "officially ‘not shit'" which is a good sign. A very good sign. Oh my.