THEY’RE the cool new girlband whose quirky style and catchy tunes have music fans buzzing.
But feisty trio Stooshe – pronounced Stooshy – have a message for anyone con- sidering stitching them up with a Tulisa- style sex tape: You mess with one, you mess with all of them.
The glam girls, Alexandra Buggs, Karis Anderson and Courtney Rumbold, shot their new video Black Heart in LA.
The new track deals with a cheating lover. “There was a guy I was with for about six years and he broke my heart,” reflects Karis, 22, during a break from filming.
“When he hears the song he’ll realise it’s about him. Like with Adele’s album, it’s obvious to that person.
“We were all thinking about exes during the performance as it was important it was heartfelt. “Everyone’s been through a broken heart, so we can all relate to this song in particular.
“Tulisa made the right move talking about her situation as she got everyone back on her side. Obviously it was a mishap for her that it happened, but she’s young and she was honest about it, so that was the best thing. It’s not the nicest thing to happen to you.”
While Karis is the voice of the band – she happily takes the lead with any question posed – there’s clearly a huge bond between her and bandmates Courtney and Alexandra.
Everyone knows girlbands come with the risk of in-fighting and jealousy, but as they get their make-up touched up and giggle over how much their giant stacked heels are hurting, Stooshe break the mould.
The three chums have been on set since 7am and despite fighting off jet-lag that’s making their fake eyelashes droop, they’re clearly a long way from diva strop land,
“We are in our own little world when we’re doing anything,” admits Karis. “We’re always in the same mood. We spend every minute together.
“I don’t know how garlands do it if they don’t get on – it’s a lost cause.
“The main thing for us is the bond that we have and nobody can break that.”
In their new video they’re a girl group from the Sixties – think The Supremes – on the candy-coloured set of an old TV show.
Alex is dating the hunky male host, but he’s got an eye for an assistant, who Courtney and Karis catch him smooching.
“For anyone who’s going through something similar we’d say: Know your worth,’” declares Alex, 22.
“At the time you think they’re the only one and you’d rather be single for life than not be with them, but take some time for you, love yourself and keep something back for yourself,” adds Karis.
As their choreographers look on, the girls run through their dance routine over and over. The Sixties are in full swing with the doo-wop moves proving a refreshing change from the crotch-wiggling dancing seen in the pop world of late.
“It’s nice because it’ll appeal to all generations,” says Courtney, 19.
“We grew up watching a lot of films from that era but nowadays you don’t get to see it much,” adds Karis on the vibe.
“It’ll be nice to bring it back in a way that’s really accessible to everyone on all the music channels.”
After Simon Cowell tried to sign them and they said no, Stooshe have gained an industry reputation as girls who know what they want.
“We’re very focused on what we do,” agrees Karis. “Even if you got signed by Simon Cowell you’d never see him as he’s so busy.”
Courtney adds: “It didn’t end on bad terms with Simon.
“We still have a good relationship, so hopefully he’ll listen to the song and like it.”
I think he’ll enjoy the video even more.
● Black Heart is out on June 11.