All Saints this morning premiered their new single 'One Strike'.
The track was premiered on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2. 'One Strike' is available now as part of the pre-order for the band's new album 'Red Flag', released April 8th (artwork attached).
'One Strike' is a canny, charming reminder of everything huge swathes of the global pop audience loved about All Saints in the first place. The track is a perceptible call to arms for anyone who experiences a single moment, perhaps a phone call or conversation, that changes your life completely. The song is set against a lovelorn yet uplifting melody and the most heart-breaking middle eight likely to be sung by any harmonious assembly this year.
To celebrate their comeback, the quartet have announced a very special show at London’s KOKO on Monday 4th April. The group will make their highly anticipated return to the live music circuit to perform new material from the album 'Red Flag' and classic hits.
Tickets go on sale from 9am Friday 26th February and will be available at www.gigsandtours.com
After the touring the UK in 2014, All Saints resolved to do something they never thought they would again, and wrote, recorded and produced a new record. It was not made without massive prior consideration. “We didn’t force ourselves into this situation,” says Natalie, “and it couldn’t have happened at a better time in all of our lives. I just missed being with the girls. It makes us happy. Listen, if you can work with your favourite people, then why not? I have such a good time and I spend more time laughing and having fun than I do working.” “The album,” says Shaznay, “could have been made a lot quicker if we’d spent less time joking around while making it.”
12million record sales, five number one singles, two multi-platinum albums and two Brit awards. The stats speak for themselves.
As they turned from their teens to their twenties, All Saints were the symbolic British girl-band gateway to the new millennium. They were an irrepressible, immediately identifiable gang that would mascot us through to the 21st century. With music touched by a panoply of sharply honed influences, from The Shirelles through 90s hip hop, disco, slouchy club electronica and touched all over with the proximity the women grew up to Notting Hill Carnival, they were the flip-side of the tween-pop sound of their peers. Now 19 years after their debut instruction, against several striking odds, All Saints know exactly where it’s at again.