Dearest ‘the powers that be’ at Universal Music Australia. We have no idea why you don’t love Girls Aloud as much as a growing number of Aussie fans do, but it appears the pressure for you to release the girls’ music in Australia is growing with each passing day. True, you’ve not released any of the girls’ music in Australia since the album ‘Chemistry’ and the first single from it, ‘Biology’. But ‘Biology’ hit an impressive No.26 on the Aussie music charts. Imagine where the band would be nowadays if you’d have kept promoting and releasing their singles. Even though they’re not released here, there are constant mentions of Girls Aloud in the pages of the major daily newspapers, regular pictures of the girls in the weekly glossy trash-mags and a growing number of celebrities throughout the world are beginning to get behind the Girls Aloud phenomenon. The group behind the biggest-selling album of 2008 (Coldplay) have invited them to be their support act for their forthcoming show at Wembley Stadium, for goodness sake!
Girls Aloud have scored an unprecedented 20 consecutive top 10 hits in the UK, have had their songs covered by everyone from The Artic Monkeys to Bloc Party, have won countless industry awards (including their first Brit Award this week for ‘The Promise’), have performed sell-out concert tours and are at the cutting edge of pOp music, working with lyrical pOp royalty like Xenomania and the Pet Shop Boys.
Putting it plainly and simply, they are a pOp phenomenon and have released some of the world’s best pOp songs during their (almost) seven year reign in the upper echelons of the UK charts.
And now, the push is on to get the girls’ music released in Australia. The people behind this push have already succeeded in getting ‘The Promise’ added to the playlist of Austereo’s ‘Hot 30 Countdown’ (the single is not even available digitally!?), they’re already in contact with those in the media who love them despite your reluctance to release them here and they’re now more determined than ever to make their voices heard. They’re inviting everyone who wants to see Girls Aloud back in the charts down under to CONTACT UNIVERSAL MUSIC AUSTRALIA and let you know that if the Pussycat Dolls (who seem to enjoy your full support) can be successful here, so too can Girls Aloud. They’ve even made up this little video (below) to show they’re entirely serious;
(Just a little suggestion… If you do end up releasing ‘The Promise’ in Australia, particularly on physical single, may we suggest you add the startlingly good Jason Nevins and Dave Aude remixes as b-sides. That way, not only would it be good value for US down under, but you’d have amazing export potential back into the girls’ homeland where the remixes were only ever released digitally!).