Original Sugababes Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena have recently been joined by new girl Heidi Range. The first song to emerge from the new line up, sees the girls hook up with 80s electronic pop icon Gary Numan via his 'Are Friends Electric?' hit. After hearing a bootleg version of the 1979 number 1 spliced with an Adina Howard vocal, Sugababes took to the studio to try their own flow on the re-worked track and the result, 'Freak Like Me', became the obvious first single. Keisha and Mutya had their first record deal by 14. At 16 (Sept 2000) they stepped over the public barricades with the uber-fresh, 'Overload'. Their debut single went immediately into the charts, peaking at number 6. In a blur of Top Of The Pops appearances, photo sessions, award ceremonies and fiercely scrutinised early live shows, Sugababes ascended their learning curve. 'Overload' was nominated for a Brit Award, the girls were made the toast of the Mobo ceremony and by the summer of the following year, in the wake of two more singles 'New Year' and 'Soul Sound' Sugababes were playing festivals and touring the world. The creative direction is now more down to the three of them. Keisha and Mutya's voices have matured. Heidi has confidence to spare. "We've grown up a lot," concludes Keisha. "The whole thing of 'aren't they sweet' just doesn't apply now. And we're going to show that to people. The reason why we're doing this is because we love music and we're not going to let anything else that happens or anything that people say stand in the way of that."