INTERVIEW: GIRLS CAN’T CATCH
Daisy: We were all working on our own individual projects when the label approached us and asked us how we would feel to join up as a group. Obviously, as it turned out, we were all pretty keen!
What’s the story behind the name ‘Girls Can’t Catch’?
Coming up with a name proved to be quite difficult! Everything we thought of was either taken or we changed our minds. Girls Can’t Catch was suggested to us by the label. We immediately fell in love with the name. It was actually one of Frankie’s ideas from the Saturdays. So we asked them if it was okay to use it and they said of course!
Can any of you actually catch?
Yes! But if you’re going to throw anything at me to prove it, I’d rather a ball than an anvil…!
If you three were in a fight together, who do you think would win?
When you’re in a band you have to stick together, so I think we’ll leave the fighting to someone else thanks!
If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
I would be a lion. Strong, assertive, vain and in charge, ha!!!
Do you think that female bands are aimed more towards male audiences?
I think girl bands are aimed at anyone who wants to listen to a great pop tune.
So how was it being on tour with Girls Aloud?
I had to pinch myself every day; it was unreal. I’ve always been a fan of theirs so to be supporting them and having a taste of what they have was a dream come true.
Does being compared to other girl bands such as Girls Aloud and The Saturdays bother you?
Nope, I find it very flattering. It will never bother me.
What does it feel to be branded everyone’s ‘new favourite girl band’?
Fantastic!! I hope we live up to that comment!
How is the radio tour going?
Really funny! Being on tour with the girls is always a laugh. Actually, it’s more relaxing doing a radio tour because you’re not under pressure to perform perfectly each night, and all the stresses that come with that. Plus who doesn’t like to talk about themselves!!?
What did it feel like working with Kinga, who’s worked with Katy Perry on your new video?
The day ran so smoothly. Kinga is very professional and efficient and knows exactly what she wants, so it felt like we were in very experienced hands. I really enjoyed filming the video and can’t wait to do the next one.
How did it feel co-writing ‘Turn Me Up’ with Shaznay Lewis from All Saints?
I am such a girl band fan and All Saints were another favourite of mine. I was a little nervous meeting her at first but she’s so lovely I soon relaxed and really enjoyed the day. I love the two songs she has written for us, ‘Turn Me Up’ and ‘Another Day.’
You all look very fashionable in all of your photos, do you think this is the main factor of being in a girl band?
Styling is very important for a pop group; it always has been and always will be. It’s harder to be original these days as so many looks and visual ideas have been done. We are not your typical glam girl band, in fact, the look we had for Glastonbury (wellies and all!) is my favourite look so far!
Name one item of clothing you couldn’t live without?
I’m a jeans girl!
If you could listen to only one song for an eternity, what would it be?
India Arie ‘Brown Skin’
Which one of your favourite bands would you recommend we should have a listen to?
I was never really a fan of Take That until I went to see them live recently, and now I adore them. I would recommend seeing their show.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
I would like to pack a lot into my life before then. In ten years I would like to say I’ve done that, I wasn’t afraid to take that risk, I don’t regret anything and of course still singing with the girls.
Do you think world domination lies ahead for Girls Can’t Catch?
If I have anything to do with it then YES!