21st Century Girls
|21st Century Girls|
|Also known as||She Devil|
|Years active||1996 - 2000|
|Past members||Leanne Garner
Meriam "Mim" Mohammad
21st Century Girls were a teenage all-girl band founded in 1996 in Dudley, West Midlands, UK. Previously called She Devil, the band originally consisted of singer Leanne Garner, her sister Fiona Garner on bass, guitarists Kate Turley and Meriam "Mim" Mohammad, and drummer Charlotte Fendek. Fendek later left the band, and Mohammad moved onto drums. In 1999, the band (then aged 14-16 years) were the first signing to Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings. After a big publicity campaign the band released their debut single, "21st Century Girls", in June 1999. The single reached number 16 on the UK charts.
The band disbanded after they were dropped by their record company in 2000.
Kate Turley went on to form the band The Fight.
1999 - "21st Century Girls" (19 Recordings/EMI #TOCP-65288) [Japan only release]
1999 - "21st Century Girls" / "If You're Mad Enough" (19 Recordings/EMI #F:519) UK #16
1999 - "Teenage Attack" / "Cats & Dogs" (19 Recordings/EMI #TOCP-40125) [Japan only release]
- Leanne Garner - Lead Vocals
- Fiona Garner - Bass / Vocals
- Kate Turley - Guitar / Vocals
- Meriam "Mim" Mohammad – Drums (previously Guitar) / Vocals
- Charlotte Fendek - Drums
- Mohan, Dominic (1 June 1999), "Girl who was drummed out of 21st Century", The Sun
- Fulton, Rick (23 April 1999), "Fuller Promise", Scottish Daily Record
- Coleman, Andy (1 June 1999), "It's school girl power!", Evening Mail
- "Bubble of stardom goes pop", Birmingham Post, 12 June 2000
- Leek, Martyn (12 June 2000), "Pop goes the dream", Sunday Mercury
- Larner, Tony (23 April 1999), "Spice Girl guru was 'albatross' for new hopefuls", Sunday Mercury