B*Witched was one of the biggest girl groups of the late nineties and early 2000s.
And on Friday the Irish group, consisting of twin sisters Edele and Keavy Lynch, 43, Lindsay Armaou, 44, and Sinéad O’Carroll, 49, made a rare appearance on Australian TV after making a music comeback.
The band appeared on Today Extra and looked incredible as they showed off their ageless looks, proving they haven’t changed a bit from their heyday.
The girls have just released a new comeback track, called Birthday.
Speaking of their comeback, Edele said: ‘We’ve been in the studio for a whole and birthday, as soon as we heard it , we were like, ”this is a hit, this is what we need”. It’s all about empowerment.’
Remember them? B*Witched stars made a rare Aussie TV appearance on Today Extra on Friday, after making a music comeback. Pictured in 1998
Reflecting on how much the music industry has changed in recent years, they said they now can’t believe they have a TikTok account.
‘We have a Tiktok account for starters! Social media has made a massive difference you’re not doing as many TV appearances or magazines,’ Sinead said.
Lindsay added that her daughter was ‘impressed’ to learn that her mum was a star back in the day.
Pictured from left to right: Sinead O’Carroll, Lindsay Armaou, and twin sisters Keavy and Edele Lynch
‘My little girl is now five and she’s started to get impressed by it and is like, ”that is quite cool you sang all those songs,” she said with a laugh.
They’ve released their latest single to celebrate it being 25 years since the band was first formed.
They ruled the charts between 1997 and 2002 and are known for hits including C’est la Vie, Rollercoaster, To You I Belong, Blame It on the Weatherman and Champagne and Guinness.
The girls are loving performing this time round as they reflected on their whirlwind fame in the nineties in a new interview.
‘There’s more space to enjoy it now. The industry was so huge then, it was non-stop. We would work 16 or 17 hours a day and just be constantly on the phone,’ Edele told The Sun.
B*witched are back with new music for the first time in nearly a decade. The girls have just released a new comeback track, called Birthday. Pictured recently
Keavy added: ‘Now you couldn’t legally do a 22-hour video shoot, like we did. There’s protection to stop people being pushed so much. There was a lack of care.
‘We have a lot of fun but every number one we had, the pressure mounted. There’s only so long you can go on at that level of hard work with those long hours, all the travelling and not eating properly.’
Speaking of their new music, Edele said she hopes the new music will allow ‘people to really see us and understand where we’re going with this. We’re in it for the long haul.’
They ruled the charts between 1997 and 2002 and are known for hits including C’est la Vie, Rollercoaster, To You I Belong, Blame It on the Weatherman and Champagne and Guinness. Pictured in 1999
In 2001, a third album was in the works, and the band had chosen Where Will You Go? as the new single.
But the girls received a phone call from their manager telling them their record label had dropped them and a year after. With no record deal in sight, Sinead left the band.
The group split officially a year later and reunited in 2012 for ITV2 reality show The Big Reunion, and performing together ever since.
B*Witched had to hold ’emotional clear the air’ talks before reforming.
The group split officially a year later in 2002 and reunited in 2012 for ITV2 reality show The Big Reunion, and performing together ever since
Edele admitted on the show that she and Sinéad had fallen out in 2006 and hadn’t spoken since
She said at the time: “My biggest anxiety about doing this – there’s only one, and it’s Sinéad, I think. It’s just how I’m going to feel about being in her person again.’
In 2022, the girls toured with boyband Blue, and speaking to Evoke, Sinéad said: ‘We are having a blast, we love touring with Blue.
‘It feels incredible to be performing in arenas all over the UK again. The crowds have been amazing.’
When asked about their infamous look, she said: ‘We are loving putting on the denim. People love to see it and you get lots of fans turning up in double denim.’
B*Witched had to hold ’emotional clear the air’ talks before reforming. Seen in 1999