Girls Can't Catch

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Girls Can't Catch
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Pop
Years active 2009–2010
Labels Polydor/Fascination
Past members Daisy Dance
Jess Stickley
Phoebe Brown

Girls Can't Catch were a British girl group. Their debut single "Keep Your Head Up" entered the UK Singles Chart at number 26. Their second single "Echo" was released on 18 January 2010, debuting at number 19 on the UK Top 40 singles chart.[1] The band was dropped by their record company, Polydor Records, on 12 July 2010. They disbanded a day later.


The girls were scouted by their label Polydor and then were asked to be in a new girl band. One founding member of the group, Phoebe Brown, was previously in a girl group called "Hope" that rose to fame on The X Factor. Hope made into the live shows, but were the seventh act eliminated (fifth place overall). Jess Stickley was scouted from the Motorokr competition, in which she travelled to New York with a group of other finalists to record with huge names of the industry. Girls Can't Catch also included Daizy Agnew of MTV's Urban Base. She was voted winner of the original Hugo Urban Rules in 2006. Daisy has since gone back to her family name Dance, her father Richard Dance died shortly after the girls disbanded. Daisy is now writing and recording with AudioFreaks, the musical directors behind the hit TV show 'The Big Reunion'.[2]

The girls recorded their debut album through 2009 and 2010.[3] The group's first notable performance was as the opening act for Girls Aloud on their Out of Control Tour. Their Soft Cell inspired debut single, "Keep Your Head Up", was released on 3 August 2009 and entered the UK singles chart at 26.[4] They performed at the iTunes Festival, performing their second single "Echo". In November 2009, they were the opening act in the UK for the Jonas Brothers on European leg of their sold out world tour. In March 2010, the girls headlined National Student Pride in Brighton. It was reported on 12 July 2010 that the band had been dropped by their record label.[5] The following day, the group announced on their website that they had disbanded.[6]



Year Title Peak
2009 "Keep Your Head Up"[4] 26
2010 "Echo"[1] 19


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