Although this is what they had to say about it during Sweet 7 promo so could be
"We're still really proud of [Catfights], even though it wasn't our most successful album," says Buchanan, who's invariably first to answer questions. "I was surprised – I think Change should've got those bad reviews, because that was a lot poppier. With Catfights, we decided to go a bit old-school and stripped-back. But if we stayed in the place we were in, we'd never move on." But she finally admits they did become complacent, and that must be a difficult thing to own up to, coming from someone who's otherwise unswervingly on-message about how great it is to be a Sugababe. "When I say complacent, I mean we had put ourselves in boxes and said we were just singers."
"We took our eye off the ball and didn't concentrate on the performance and styling side," says Range. Though presentation is a critical factor in a chart-pop band's continuing success these days, the trio confess they'd neglected it because, crazily, they assumed fans would want to hear them sing no matter how they looked. Buchanan sighs. "The industry is changing. We used to say in interviews that we could put bin-bags over our heads and people would still come to see us. But they wouldn't now. People want to see the whole package. They want to know all about you."