Forgotten Pop! – This Week – Journey South

Welcome to the article where we celebrate pop groups that you may of completely forgot about their music or may not of heard of them before and want to listen to something new! Today we look at a duo that came out of the reality show the X Factor, Journey South.

Andy and Carl Pemberton formed off the back of a band called The Answer which kept changing line up and eventually changed their name to Journey South. The original band broke up in 2001. In 2005 Andy and Carl auditioned for the X Factor and came in third place. When they left the television show, they were apparently offered five record contract and signed to Sony BMG.

On the 26th March 2006, they released their debut album which was self titled. The album had a number of covers including The Beatles Let It Be, Roxette’s ‘It Must Of Been Love’ and ‘English Rose’ by The Jam. The album went straight into number 1 in the UK Charts selling 216,000 in it’s first week. Their first official single off the album was a double A side which featured a cover of Ocean Colours Scenes song ‘The Circle’ and a re-recorded version of ‘Desperado’.

In 2007, they left their record label and formed their own called ANCA. In 2007 they released the single ‘What I Love About Home’. The song however was not allowed to enter the charts because of a printing errors. The single came off the album ‘Home’ which went into the UK Charts at number 43. Another single they released off the album was called ‘Reconcile Our Love’. So let’s have a look at their music today.

Desperado

 

The Circle

 

What I Love About Home

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