When I heard that the Sugababes, and by Sugababes, I mean the real Sugababes, were reforming a small violin played somewhere in my heart for my distant youth! The whimsy of it all!
The very sound of the first few beats of 'Overload', drag me, like some Proustian scene, right back to sitting in my living room in south-london, in 2000, in leggings...and a tattoo choker and pigtails. Now you might think calling on Proust is getting a little above my station when talking about Sugababes- and you're probably right, but that's how intense my feelings are about high quality girl-band music.
So, anyway, it's 2000. I'm ten. I'm overweight but really happy and my uniform of my brother's Evisu jeans, a camo Gap hoody and a gillet (there are now boys in Good-Hood repping my steez, so maybe I was just ahead of my time) and all I care about are the Spice Girls, Man United, Stickers and my girl friends.
Things have changed a bit. I don't dress that comfortably anymore. I wear less of my brother's clothes and I wouldn't be caught under a bus wheel wearing a gillet (get back to me in ten weeks). But! My girlfriends are still my absolute number one priority and the reformation of MKS seems to me the ultimate confirmation that girl gangs are badass and essential.
We still sit around and waste evenings watching Chris Brown/Justin Timberlake/ Pharrell/ Insert Moderately Attractive Male Singer Here
I bet all girls reading this have a Whatsapp group with their main wimmin- what's yours called? I'm sure it's delightful and unique. I have heard some staggeringly creative Whatsapp group names- one of mine is 'Arsenal Away Kit' and the other is 'Gun Fingers'.
Anyway what I'm getting at is that listening to MKS makes me remember why all my girls are the best and just how much we all influence, support and humour each other.
So can you believe my elation when a) one of them turns around and says they've got me James Blake tickets for tonight and b) another two of them are organising a surprise trip for us all to go to Morocco in two weeks!
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