It appears as though Stooshe may have learned just a little too late that there are some songs that you just don’t touch.
With their offensively inoffensive cover version of TLC’s 90s classic, ‘Waterfalls,’ currently languishing at No.14 in the midweeks, the band, or more believably their record company, have decided to postpone the release date of their self-titled debut album just two weeks before it was due to hit the shelves.
A statement released today attempts to suggest that a sudden song-writing purple patch is the cause of the delay, but they’re not really fooling anyone:
“Following a late rush of creativity which has seen them write some of the best songs of their career, Stooshe have decided to delay the release of their debut album until March 2013 so they have time to record these songs for inclusion on the album.
“The trio are eager to ensure that the album lives up to its full potential and this extra time will allow Stooshe to make the final product as perfect as it can be.”
The girlband themselves also try to keep up the pretence, despite the fact they’ve regularly been plugging it on their Twitter feeds as recently as last week:
“We finished the songs for this album a couple of months ago, but we’ve recently written a couple of new songs which we think are too good to leave off.
“We’ll be going back into the studio soon to record them. We’re sorry to everyone who wanted the album in time for Christmas, but we promise that it’ll be worth the wait when it comes!”
Of course, their career started quite brightly with the Top 10 success of ‘Love Me’ and ‘Black Heart.’ But this last-minute crisis of confidence suggests those looking forward to hearing their album shouldn’t hold their breath.