Posts Tagged: Living For The Weekend

20 October
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Aoife’s growing up every day — it really melts my heart!

Hey everyone,

Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday.

Ben, Aoife and I are having a chilled one at home which is just what I need after a busy week. I really miss my little girl when I’m out and about and not able to take her with me, but I always try my best to get home in time to put her to bed.

 

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It seems like she’s growing up every day at the moment. She seems to be picking up words left, right and centre. When I was putting her to bed before she’d just make babbling noises but now she’s saying ‘bye bye Mamma’ and actually knows what she’s saying, it really melts my heart!

The Sats have had some great feedback from our fifth album Living For The Weekend which came out last week. It’s been two years since our last one On Your Radar so it’s been a while coming and we’re really proud of it. It’s definitely a party album with lots of up-tempo tracks. I’ve got a few favourites – one in particular called Leave The Light On which has a slower tempo than most and has a really nice meaning to it. I also love Not Giving Up On Love and Don’t Let Me Dance Alone. I’d love to hear which are your favourites too!

 

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We’ve been busy doing acoustic rehearsals for our BBC Radio One Live Lounge on 22 October – I hope you’ll be tuning in.

Speak to you all soon,

Lots of love Una xxx

 

18 October
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I can’t wait to meet Frankie and Wayne’s darling baby boy Parker

Hi everyone

I’m so happy for Frankie and Wayne on the birth of their darling baby boy Parker. He was born weighing 7lbs 13oz which is the same as my little girl Aoife. The Sats aunties are all delighted for them and can’t wait to meet him.

It’s been a busy week for the Saturdays because our album Living For The Weekend came out on Monday. We did one of the first ever digital signings earlier in the week. It was pretty amazing, it’s like a virtual signing where you can interact with the fans about the album, answer their questions and scribble a note to them virtually and send it across. It was a real contrast from the boxes of singles that we were busy signing a couple of weeks ago. A lot of what we do these days is digital and social media based because that’s what people want.

 

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The fact that much of our work revolves around the Internet has its advantages and disadvantages for us as musicians. I remember when I was younger, if you wanted to get in touch with a band or singer you liked then you had to write a letter. But now you can tweet them or leave a comment on Facebook and there’s a much higher chance of you being able to interact with them.

 

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We don’t see every tweet that comes our way but when I log on I do see a lot of them. The Sats’ Twitter accounts are all run by us personally and I look at mine a few times a day to scroll through the mentions and see what people are saying. I follow quite a few of fans too. Some fans spam us for a follow so I tend not to follow them but our genuine fans don’t do that and I’m always glad to follow them. Often I recognise their names or faces from gigs so I like following them to keep in touch. I’m a big fan of Instagram too and those photos go automatically to my Facebook and Twitter accounts.

 

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I don’t actually have a personal Facebook account anymore. Someone once set up a quite convincing account pretending to be me and even went as far as sending messages to my friends. The user had somehow got their hands on photos of me from a few years ago and managed to convince one of my friends that it was really me and they exchanged a few messages. It wasn’t until my friend said to be “oh, I’ll message you on Facebook” that I realised she was speaking to someone that wasn’t me. Luckily it was easily sorted and nothing bad ever became of it. For that reason I prefer having a Twitter account because it’s verified so you can be sure it’s me.

An obvious disadvantage of being an artist in the digital age is competing with illegal downloading. It’s being going on for a long time and if people can get away with it, they will do it and the industry suffers because of it.

I’m looking forward to a chilled weekend with my family and friends – I’ll let you know what we get up to next week.

Love from Una xxxx

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