Rak-Su

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  1. dUb

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    WHAT is going on with them?

    I'm amazed that SyCo/whoever have managed to take a group that were 100% ready to go almost a year ago with massive support from the public (far beyond that of a typical talent show winner) and... done FUCK ALL with them.

    Where is the 'proper' launch? They should have performed on Britain's Got Talent and released the album around then. Must have lost at least 50% of their captive audience by waiting around for no good reason. :bruised:

    Oh and they've released a new single. Not sure if it's the big launch effort or another one of the buzz tracks they've been dropping periodically to zero interest.

    It's fine, but it's not as good as any of their originals and sounds more like something you'd throw to 5 After Midnight and hope for the best

     
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  2. lolly

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    I was going to ask in the X Factor thread about them, but couldn't summon the energy. I'm amazed they have waited this long as well, if they are planning on giving them a live show slot. They did seem to have the best chance of chart success of any act for a few years.

    I suppose we do KNOW they were ready to go back then, and it wasn't all an elaborate fake back story? If not, I fear by now they have been Cowelled to the point of no return.
     
  3. Kalabaliken

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    They released an EP in February with some of their tracks but it did absolutely nothing. The fact the viewing figures are in the toilet didn't help. I think X Factor has gone the way of The Voice. No one gives a shit about any of the winners of that.

    Looking at Spotify numbers, most of their tracks bar Dimelo have around 1m plays. Even that massive flop single Louisa Johnson had has over 7m.
     
  4. lolly

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    It's odd (in a way) because they did do well on iTunes, didn't they? Presumably that's an older demographic. And increasingly means less.


    But clearly, if money being made was a realistic possibility, someone would be trying a lot harder. You can only think they aren't worth the effort.
     
  5. VoR

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    I was wondering this the other day. I assumed they were being held back for an X Factor album launch, so I was surprised to see they've released about 3 singles since Dimelo, none of which charted. That's really bad.
     
  6. Halli

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    What a waste.

    Myles :horny:
     
  7. Slave

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    Let’s be honest, SyCo pulled a blinder with Leona’s launch. And they’ve done decently with a few other acts, but they don’t seem to be capable of actually strategising how to competitively launch an act.

    The best thing for acts like Rak-Su would be to get publicity through the show, not win and then look for another label.
     
  8. lolly

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    Is it only the winner who is obliged to sign with SyCo?
     
  9. Halli

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    Yep, and Stacey Solomon, who has been with them for the last 17 years, all her Loose Women earnings go straight to Simon Cowell :(
     
  10. Slave

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    I suppose even now, as a runner up you’d have to be VERY confident to decline a record deal.

    But more now than ever I just don’t see what SyCo offer to an act. Rak-Su are a prime example - what have they actually achieved that they couldn’t have off their own back?
     
  11. lolly

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    Currently #13 on iTunes
     
  12. Rita

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    Any song that samples “Freak Like Me” is OK with me.

    Currently higher than Olly Murs ft Snoop Dogg. :zombie:
     
  13. Zu-Klara

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    :D I’m very amused by the notion of ALL!

    I bet Simon sends his PA down to the Loose Women studio to kick her to the floor and SNATCH THE CHEQUE
     
  14. Halli

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    Yes - that PA is SINITTA

    But all is not lost. STACEY does have enough UNIVERSAL CREDIT BENEFITS to maintain her 2 up 2 down in Dagenham. Joe Swash comes round on a sunday to help with the ROAST.
     
  15. dUb

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    Video's good but still can't get onboard with the song. And I understand Myles is attractive but his and the other rappers' singing voices are barely a notch above Roxxxy Andrews :bruised:

     
  16. dUb

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    They're still making the rappers sing :zombie: but this is a lot better

     
  17. lolly

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    That's shit
     
  18. dUb

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    I find it quite funny that Miles has more followers on IG than the band's own account :side-eye:

    Let's be honest, Miles being a hot piece is the only reason anybody gives a shit about this lot. I genuinely think he's the thing that's keeping them signed (but for HOW MUCH longer lets be real)
     
  20. lolly

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    It sounds (and looks) like a 1990s TV ad for Peacocks.
     
  21. Rita

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    It’s certainly no Mona Lisa.
     
  22. Rita

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    These boys should never have gone on X Factor. Career defining, and sabotage all rolled in to one.
     
  23. lolly

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    dUb is right - why on earth are they making the rappers sing? They are awful, and the other two are good enough that they certainly don't NEED to. It's making them way too boybandy - which I know ultimately they ARE, but it's not the way they should be presented or marketed.

    Myles can just get his tits out and jiggle them around a bit and we'll all be more than happy.
     
  24. Rita

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    Are they still with Syco?
     
  25. SDF

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    The dancing is really cheesy, like we know you’ve watched your mums Jane Fonda video but I’m not sure we need you to recreate it unless you’re going to wear lycra Myles
     
  26. Slave

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    I presume it’s supoosed to be a pastiche.

    The only problem is that it doesn’t obviously come across as one, which just makes it look naff.
     
  27. dUb

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    Typically, it's my song of the year so far
     
  28. Halli

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    I am still here for Miles

    Lucky GABY
     
  29. Slave

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    DROPPED
     
  30. dUb

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    Not a surprise. But I do think in the current CLIMATE, being dropped isn't the career-ender it once was. They have a profile, they can have more control over their output and if it's good enough, social media can work wonders...

    And they seem upbeat about it



    Anyway JUSTICE FOR INTO IT!
     
  31. SDF

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    Who was the last person/act to come from a talent show that was (semi) successful?
     
  32. lolly

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    Sir Lenny Henry
     
  33. Rita

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    Brenda Edwards.
     
  34. wurst

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    Yeah they seem to have been semi-independent for a while, and tbh it's probably the best route for them - they can go a lot less pop.

    I also noticed Myles has been DUMPED for messaging other girls on Instagram. Far from being branded a LOVE RAT like what used to happen, I imagine his inbox was absolutely completely and utterly FLOODED with suitors once the news broke that you possibly HAVE A CHANCE.
     
  35. lolly

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    He seems a COMPLETE KNOB, but OH THOSE THIGHS
     
  36. lolly

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    What happened to that Grace woman who finished runner up to them? Has she released anything at all?
     
  37. SDF

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    I forgot all about Grace Davies. She had a lot of
    original material, so it seems odd they’ve not done much with her.

    Her website says she’s writing with David Sneddon though. So I’m sure huge things will happen for her very soon. :side-eye:
     
  38. Slave

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    DO THEY?
     
  39. wurst

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    I'm pretty sure Rak Su have just sold out a UK tour, so they definitely have a following of sorts. I wonder whether they actively wanted to leave their label so they didn't have to make a load of rubbish music videos that look like GAP adverts anymore...

    (I don't even CARE about Rak Su, or listen to any of their music, so I'm unsure why I seem to be so invested in this thread :D )
     

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