Girls Aloud comeback single 'Something New' leaks online – listen

Pop group's new track hits the internet

Six years and five albums later have Girls Aloud succumb to generic, mundane pop nonsense? Of course not, see what surprises the girls' new album has up its sleeves in this week's NME (on sale October 29).
Girls Aloud's comeback single, 'Something New', has leaked online – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.

The track is set for release this Friday (October 19), but the song – which is their first single since 2009's 'Untouchable' – has now surfaced on the internet several days before its official premiere.

Last weekend (October 14), Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole suggested that the band's reunion would be short-lived, as they would part ways again after releasing a greatest hits album and embarking on a 10th anniversary tour.

In her newly released autobiography, Cheryl: My Story, Cole states: "We'll be working on a tour and greatest hits album. Then I think that's it for Girls Aloud. We've achieved more than any of us ever dared to dream of."

Cheryl and co re-launched their official website,, last week, kicking off a 10-day countdown to a special announcement. It is thought that the band will be releasing a brand new single. Earlier this year they were working on new material with production and songwriting team Xenomania.

The band have also reportedly been lined up to play this year's Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 19.

The pop group released their last studio album 'Out Of Control' in 2008 but, back in March, singer Nadine Coyle confirmed that the band would reform for an arena tour in 2013 to celebrate their 10-year anniversary.

Girls Aloud originally formed on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 and went on to have major chart success before going on hiatus in July 2009 to allow band members Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Sarah Harding to pursue other projects.

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