The Saturdays couldn’t wait to release new material

DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN - JUNE 18: (L-R) Rochelle Wiseman, Vanessa White, Mollie King, Una Healey and Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays perform at the Isle Of Man Bay Festival on June 18, 2010 in Douglas, Isle Of Man. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

The Saturdays decided to release a mini-album instead of a full-length third record because they couldn’t wait for fans to hear their new songs.

As a follow-up to last year’s Wordshaker record, the Up singers are releasing their eight track Headlines CD next month – featuring some new songs that were recorded originally for their official third album, due in 2011.

“As soon as we heard ‘Missing You’ it just felt like a record that should be released now,” Mollie King revealed. “To us it’s the perfect summer song.”

The Saturdays release new single Missing You on August 9, with Headlines following a week later on August 16.

The group recently announced that they are shooting a reality TV series called Just Can’t Get Enough, set to broadcast in autumn on ITV2.