All Saints reveal Liam Gallagher-inspired comeback single

Reformed girl group All Saints have revealed comeback single One Strike, which was reportedly inspired by Nicole Appleton’s break-up with former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher.

The track received its debut airing (listen below) on BBC Radio earlier today and is officially released on Friday (Feb 26).

All Saints, consisting of Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis and sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton, shot to fame in the 1990s with a string of hits including I Know Where It’s At, Never Ever and Pure Shores. They garnered 12 million record sales, five No.1 singles, two multi-platinum albums, and two Brit Awards before they broke up for the first time in 2001.

Red Flag, the group’s first album in a decade, will follow on 8 April.

Speaking about One Strike recently, singer Shaznay Lewis revealed that Appleton’s split with Gallagher was “on my mind” when she wrote the song.

“The lyrics came from somewhere very real,” she added. “Nic was going through a lot of things at that time. That was at the forefront of my mind, because it was the heaviest thing going on.”

Natalie Appleton added: The first few times I heard it in my car I couldn’t stop crying because I could hear so clearly what it was about.”

All Saints previously reunited in 2006, but their return was poorly received at the time.

“We didn’t force ourselves into this situation and it couldn’t have happened at a better time in all our lives,” said Natalie of their latest reunion. “I just missed being with the girls. It makes us happy.

“Listen, if you can work with your favourite people, then why not? I have such a good time and I spend more time laughing and having fun than I do working.”

All Saints will play their first headline show in 10 years at KOKO in London on 4 April. The girls are expected to announce more dates shortly, and could perform in Edinburgh as part of the reunion tour.