Introducing... Vanquish

Vanquish's Holly
Are there any pop girl groups out there that it's cool to like right now? With the on-going absence of Girls Aloud and the promise that The Saturdays launched with now all-but-gone, we're struggling to think of any established groups that would get TMF's seal of approval. As such, we're always keen to hear from anyone who might be able to fill that void.

Vanquish could be just the band - they've already had some pretty big gig slots and with their debut single due in early 2012, it could be their chance to hit the big time. (What is this, Opportunity Knocks? - Ed.) We had a few minutes to catch up with one quarter of the four-piece, Holly...

Would you like to introduce yourself to our readers?

Sure! We're Vanquish, a new four-piece girl band trying to break through the big bad music industry! Our music is pop with an edgy vibe so we're hoping people will sit up and listen and want to bop along to it!

What's your earliest musical memory?

Probably being the loudest angel singing 'Away In A Manger' in a nativity play and being asked to stop trying to overshadow the other angels.

If you could hold a recording session with any five artists, who would you choose?

There are so many, but to name a few... Jessie J, Rihanna, Professor Green, Eminem, Kelly Clarkson... The list would go on forever!

You want to describe your music to a stranger on the street, who do you compare yourself to?

We don't really tend to compare ourselves to anyone else, though we are definitely inspired by the Spice Girls for their crazy individual personalities, and Girls Aloud for their years of success.

You are going to live on a desert island for a year, which three albums do you take with you?

That's tough. Safe options would be Michael Jackson's Greatest Hits to dance to, a bit of Bob Marley to chill to, and maybe some sort of random mixed CD put together by one of us to suit all of our random tastes in music!

Everyone has a defining music moment, one that lives on in the memory, what is yours?

So far it would probably have to be our first huge gig at the Silverstone Grand Prix - we were on a massive stage for the first time in front of an amazing crowd and it was just buzzing! We hope there will be lots more moments like that one, but on an even bigger scale. Wembley Arena... (Dreaming...)

What is the best gig you've ever been to and why?

One that really stands out is when we performed for three days at Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model Final in London's Excel Centre. We were dressed and styled in specially-made clothes, the hair and make-up was so professional, the people we met were all so lovely and the crowd were great!

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

We really are working hard behind the scenes to make our dreams come true... So hopefully in 5 years time we'll be living that dream ;)

If we were to look at your MP3 player or record collection, what guilty pleasures would we find?

Erm, a lot of Britney and Disney tunes.

What's next for Vanquish?

We're releasing our debut single early next year so watch this space!

You can find more out about Vanquish at their official website -

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