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Sirens
Origin Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Genres R&B, pop, hip hop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001-present
Labels Kitchenware Records
Website Sirens official web site
Members
Karina Brians
Lea Cummings
Kat Haslam
Former members
Lynsey Schofield (2003-2006)
Michelle Heaton

Sirens are Newcastle Upon Tyne based R&B, pop and hip hop girl band, known best for their Top 50 single, "Baby (Off the Wall)".

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Biography

The Sirens line-up originally consisted of Karina Brians, Kat Haslam, Lynsey Schofield and Michelle Heaton.[1] Heaton left the band before their debut single was released and was replaced by Lea Cummings.[2] They dubbed themselves Sirens in honour of the infamous Greek myth of three beautiful women (Siren) luring sailors to their deaths by singing to them.

Brians left school at 14 to try and make money by doing a variety of jobs before running her own stableyard. Haslam set up her own business as soon as she was old enough. However, when they met aged 17, both knew that their future was in writing and making music together.

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Control Freaks

To get their big break, Brians and Haslam sold their automobiles to finance their studio demos in London, and also slept rough. After a variety of early trial and error line-up's Sirens were formed when Schofield and Cummings joined. Soon after, the girls signed a recording contract with the independent record label, Kitchenware Records, also home to Editors.

Their debut single was a cover of N*E*R*D's "Things Are Gettin' Better". Their second single "Baby (Off the Wall)" became their highest charting single, peaking at number forty-nine on the UK Singles Chart. Their debut album Control Freaks, released two weeks after "Baby (Off the Wall)", became a club hit in the UK and achieved commercial success in the Far East, which allowed the band to create their second album.

Between albums Sirens released a non-album single, "Love Hurts", featuring a sample from ODB. This was the final single with Schofield who left after its release.

Say Goodbye to LA LA Land

Their second album, Say Goodbye to LA LA Land saw the band writing and recording in Los Angeles, California with record producers Wayne Rodrigues, Justin Trugman, D. C. Joseph and DeeKay. Rap contributions come from Najee and D-Roc from New York. The album is being mixed by Dave Pensado, noted for his hits with Christina Aguilera and The Black Eyed Peas and was released on 16 June 2008.[3][4]

=2009-present

Sirens just released new single called 'Don't Let Go"

Discography

Albums

Statistics Singles
Control Freaks
  • Released: 30 August 2004
  • Label: Kitchenware Records
  • Peak Chart Positions: -
  • Worldwide sales: -
  • "Things Are Gettin' Better"
  • "Baby (Off the Wall)"
Say Goodbye to LA LA Land
  • "Club LA LA"

Singles

Year Title Chart positions[5] Album
UK IRE
2003 "Things Are Gettin' Better"
127
Control Freaks
2004 "Baby (Off the Wall)"
49
2005 "Love Hurts" (featuring ODB)
140
-
2008 "Club LA LA"
-
-
Say Goodbye to LA LA Land

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