Sugababes

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​Girl bands made British pop great – so where have all the good ones gone?​
From SVN’s moisturiser-ad feminism to the desperately named CuteBad, the groups filling the void left by Little Mix are lacklustre. They should look to the Spice Girls’ example

Alim Kheraj

11, May, 2022 @9:42 AM

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‘My God, we were mobbed so much!’ – how we made Overload, by Sugababes
‘Some people thought our vocals sounded sarcastic. I felt like I was just being a normal teenager, moody as hell’

Interviews by Henry Yates

11, Oct, 2021 @2:15 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Garage Classical review – Craig David shines as 2-step gets a starry makeover
Sugababes, Emeli Sandé and Paloma Faith also joined the throng of big names in a show bursting with orchestrally enhanced favourites

Owen Myers

25, Oct, 2019 @9:31 AM

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Are the original Sugababes getting back together?
A photo posted by original member Siobhán Donaghy has prompted rumours of a second reunion with Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan

Michael Cragg

22, Jul, 2019 @4:20 PM

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Giant nappies, CD burning and 'perv bops': when girl bands go wrong
The history of girl group’s problematic pasts, from the shocking undertones of teen punks Bow Wow Wow to boycotting presidents and bloodied tampons

Leonie Cooper

08, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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‘You need a ringleader who’s happy to say: shut up Lily Allen' – five ways to make a girl band
Peter Loraine, who came up with the Spice Girls nicknames, helped create Girls Aloud and managed the Saturdays, talks girl-group chemistry

Peter Loraine, as told to Michael Cragg

05, Jan, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Now that's what I call a tracklist: how the compilation's 100th edition sells its history short
Now That’s What I Call Music’s 100th edition includes a greatest hits disc that favours the arena titans – overlooking the pleasure of rediscovering the one-hit wonders and sub-genres buried in these pop time capsules

Bob Stanley

23, Jul, 2018 @12:32 PM

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It’s only doc’n’roll: the music documentaries they'll never make
Forget albums – in 2016 it’s all about having your own film. Now Oasis are next with Supersonic, here are some less likely ideas for band fly-on-the-walls

Joe Zadeh

03, Oct, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Our favourite music interviews of 2013

Sly Stone talked about albino musicians, Cher talked vibrators and the former Sugababes jumped in a lake ... relive the Guardian's best interviews of 2013!

Guardian writers

31, Dec, 2013 @10:00 AM

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Rita Ora on Sarah Stennett: 'She's got balls, and she's from Liverpool'

The boss of Turn First Artists on being a successful woman in a sexist business – and the power of Radio 1's Zane Lowe. By Caroline Sullivan

Caroline Sullivan

01, Dec, 2013 @6:24 PM

Original Observer photography: August
Exotic locations galore this month: a chef in a waterfall, ex-Sugababes in a lake, pigs in a barn, Franz Ferdinand in a park and Paul Daniels in a shed. This is a showcase of the best photography commissioned by the Observer this month

06, Sep, 2013 @10:20 AM

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