Teen band allSTARS have been dumped by Universal Island after their debut album flopped in the charts.
Despite starring in their own hugely successful TV show, ‘STARStreet’, the band failed to set the charts alight with their string of singles, which included ‘Best Friends’ and the Cathy Dennis-penned ‘Back When’.
However, the five-piece did enjoy some chart success with their singles ‘Things That Go Bump In The Night’ and their cover of the Bucks Fizz classic, ‘The Land Of Make Believe’.
However, the nail in their coffin came when their self-titled album, which was released in May, scraped into the chart at No. 43.
Speaking to the press recently, the band explained that they were disappointed that some of their earlier singles hadn’t performed as well as they’d hoped.
“I thought it would be completely different,” Sam Bloom said. “I thought we’d go straight in there, have a top 5 hit and be hugely successful.”
Thaila Zucchi, meanwhile, blamed bad timing for their lack of chart success. “Hear’Say were launching at the same time even though we’d been together for longer. I think in a way it was a bit of a hindrance for us.”
Fans are angry about the way allSTARS have been treated, with one devotee, 23-year-old Alan Burt, accusing Universal Island of neglecting the band. “The label only have themselves to blame. They hardly ever promoted allSTARS. When was the last time they appeared on ‘CD:UK’? Or ‘Top Of The Pops’? It’s a crime really. Their album is one of the best pop albums of the year and it’s a shame it was killed off by their label.”
The band are still due to appear at London’s Mardi Gras on the 6th of July.