Girls Aloud to release new music to celebrate Sound of the Underground anniversary

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Girls Aloud are set to drop some previously-unreleased music

Girls Aloud will soon release some music from the vaults to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album Sound of the Underground.

Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Tweedy, Nicola Roberts and the late Sarah Harding's first album was originally released in May 2003; spawning the hits No Good Advice, Life Got Cold and its title track.

Now, the group will mark its 20-year anniversary with some 'fun alternative songs' and vocal cuts that didn't make the original release.

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Speaking to MailOnline, Kimberley teased: "We’ve got some fun alternative versions of songs lying around and little re-releases just to kind of mark that because, you know, it’s a big deal.

"20 years is a long time and the love that we still feel for Sound of the Underground and some of the songs from the first album are still huge. So it still feels like something to celebrate, but in a kind of sort of discreet way, I guess."

But while there are plans to release these previously-unheard tracks, Kimberley reiterated that the group won't be reforming to record new music or play any live shows just yet, following the death of Sarah Harding in September 2021.

She added: "We’re not really doing anything together as a group for obvious reasons. I think there’s already been one re-release of Sound of the Underground with different girls singing different lyrics, which is quite fun."

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Across their career, Girls Aloud enjoyed 21 Official Top 10 singles, 20 of which were consecutive. The group also claimed four UK Number 1 singles; Sound of the Underground (2002), I'll Stand By You (2004), Walk This Way (2007) and the BRIT Award-winning The Promise (2008).

Girls Aloud earned two UK Number 1 albums, too; The Sound Of Girls Aloud - The Greatest Hits (2006) and Out Of Control (2008).

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the greatest Girl band in the UK...after Bananarama ofcourse


thierry henon


Sugababes are much better, in my opinion...but do agree with Bananarama coming first!




Not really "new music" though is it? Was kind of excited that they'd recorded something new rather than just blown the dust off some stuff from the cutting room floor. Anyway, 20 years ago? Wow! Now I feel old! 🤪