Expressing surprise that Girls Aloud
are still with us seems almost like an annual ritual now, one which
has accompanied the group's every career milestone from their second
A second album; a third album; an
arena tour; a greatest hits package overflowing with the best pop
music of this generation. And now, nearly half a decade on, a fourth
Cheryl Cole (née Tweedy), Nadine
Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh have not
merely survived, but thrived, and have now outlasted the (first)
careers of those colossi of '90s pop, Take That and the Spice Girls.
And they still seem unstoppable: Girls Aloud are a group of women at
the very height of their powers, and they have no intention of
coming down any time soon.
Indeed, the high-octane rush of new single 'Sexy! No No
No...' finds them raring to get back in the pop race. It sounds
nothing like anything else, but everything like Girls Aloud: opening
with spacey techno synths and treated vocoder effects before
exploding into a mêlée of noises which sound like malfunctioning
household appliances, with sirens and vocal whoops going off in the
background like fireworks.
See them at Elton Hall on
Saturday 16 August in this special picnic-style concert –
grab your friends and tickets now!
Tickets are now on sale through IML
Concerts box office 01603 660444 or online at
Broadway Theatre, Peterborough or Stamford Arts Centre and early
booking is essential for what will be a sell-out event.
April 2008 -
Peterborough UK Community Website