Lee writing songs for the Tweenies
There is an exclusive interview with STEPS at NME, below is what is taken on the site!
Steps, eh? One minute they’re supremely rubbish linedancing fools, the next they’ve reinvented the very fabric of pop with a string of ace hit singles and record-breaking tours. And now, this week, they’re releasing their third album ‘Buzz’, which, as well as containing some of the best material they’ve ever recorded, sees each of the band spreading their songwriting wings.
Well, NMEPOP.COM caught up with the minxes a week or so ago for a bit of a chat about the album, having a ‘Stomp’-style house party without revellers being sick in your dad’s prized collection of porcelain dogs, the end of their musical love affair with Pete Waterman, their new book, and those rumours that are better best forgotten. Among other things.
Notice how we worked the title of one of their hit singles in there? ‘Better Best Forgotten’. Number Two, March 1999.
Oh, forget it. To see Steps chattering, choose your favourite connection speed:
STEPS star LEE LATCHFORD EVANS is among a roster of songwriters and producers working on an album for children’s TV sensations THE TWEENIES.
Lee’s song ‘Party’ follows the success of The Tweenies’ current single ‘No 1’, which looks set to be a Top 10 hit in the UK this Sunday (November 5), though there are no plans to release it as a single. The UK equivalent of Blackstreet and Busta Rhymes contributing to the ‘Rugrats’ soundtrack is scheduled for inclusion on the album ‘Forever Friends’, due for release in the UK on 13 November by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC.
Other artists contributing to the album include writers and producers previously involved with Take That, Vengaboys and Billie Piper.
In the albums chart, Steps’ third album ‘Buzz’ is set for a high new entry on Sunday (5 November), but looks unlikely to outsell U2’s comeback album ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’. (Source: NME)