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The Matt Aitken Interview

 9th December 2023

In our exclusive interview, Matt Aitken (of legendary hitmakers Stock, Aitken & Waterman), looks back on the creative process behind EVERY track 'SAW' created for Mel & Kim, and shares why he, Mike Stock and Pete Waterman had to "rewrite [their] own rulebook" when working with an act that he believes, "could have taken the world".

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Kim Joins the Line Up For the 'Let's Rock' UK 2024 Festival Dates! 

November 20th 2023

Six years on from her hugely successful 2018 festival performances, Kim has been confirmed as joining the lineup for 'Let's Rock 2024'

So far, Kim will perform in Leeds (June 22nd), Exeter (June 29th), Southampton (6th July) and Shrewsbury (13th July).


More news to follow!

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F.L.M. Album 2023 Vinyl Reissue

May 5th 2023

Our friends at Cherry Red Records continue their brilliant work with Mel & Kim's back catalogue by reissuing the girls' classic 1987 debut album F.L.M. Due 28/07/23, this edition stays true to the original sleeve artwork, but the recording has been remastered as a brand new, 24-bit, remaster, from the original analogue tapes. Meanwhile the pressing is being presented on beautiful, ochre-coloured vinyl - the first time the album has been repressed on vinyl for over thirty years!


While stocks last, orders will also include a gorgeous 12" art print, taken from Brian Aris' iconic album sleeve photo session. 


Happy New Year 

January 1st 2023

Dear friends.

2023 promises to be another exciting year, not least as it will see turn (an unbelievable) 10 years old.

We have some surprises planned to celebrate this milestone, which we hope to bring to you throughout the year, so stay tuned and thank you for the support!

Wishing you all Fun, Love & Money for 2023


Paul Rider Interview

March 4th 2022

''Don’t get her started, ‘cause she will do that. She actually likes that look!'


Paul Rider (the photographer behind the Mel & Kim's fun-filled 1987 Smash Hits magazine cover feature) shares a host of unreleased images, and recalls shooting the girls in everything from men's pyjamas and prim ladies' cardigans to the well-worn leather jackets of  the hard rock band Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction, all in their purported search for a new look. 


'Creating a Timeless Image'
by Mike Prior.


March 20th 2021

"They always responded well to my direction and they knew what angles looked best. Ultimate pros!"

Photographer Mike Prior recalls shooting the iconic mage used for the That's The Way It Is single sleeve and shares how the girls were to work with.


The Simon West Interview

May 28th 2020

'Flying sports cars and imaginary seagulls...'


33 years ago, today, Respectable won Best Video Award at the 1987 Montreux - Golden Rose, IMMC Awards Gala. To celebrate, director Simon West shares previously unrevealed details, and his own personal photographs, from the Showing Out & Respectable sets - and he also reveals, for the first time, his story-boarded ideas for what would have been the F.L.M. video.


Breakaway 1993 Album Promotional Video

November 3rd 2019

Kim's Breakaway album was released 26 years ago this month.  In celebration, we are happy to present the official promotional video for the album, featuring an exclusive interview with Kim.  


The David O'Dowd Interview

April 5th 2019

​David O’Dowd, the photographer who shot Mel & Kim for the Showing Out ‘hats sleeve’, shares with us some amazing unreleased frames from that session, and takes us behind the image with his fascinating insights and recollections.


Where Is Love Delux CD/Book Available

October 5th 2018

We are ecstatic  to round things off with a gorgeous book that is printed in the quality that we had always envisioned.  The feedback from those of you who have received the book so far has been truly overwhelming and we are thrilled that you love it as much as we do.

You can get the last remaining copies of the book, before they are all gone! 



Where Is Love 
Exclusive Premiere

February 15th  2018

Ahead of the Where Is Love single release on the 23rd of February, we are excited to share the first clip of the official Radio Mix, mixed by Austin Leeds,  with you all, via our friends at Official  The track with premiere on February 15th at 10am.




Official Announcement!

July 4th 2017

We are excited to announce that a new Mel & Kim release will finally see the light of day later this year, courtesy of Dancing Nation Records.  To be the first to receive the latest updates and details, please subscribe to our newsletter via the website welcome page.


For press inquiries please e-mail:


The Mike Stock Interview!

April 13th 2017


Mel & Kim's first and only album, F.L.M. turns 30 today!  To celebrate this milestone we bring you our exclusive interview with the song writing legend Mike Stock.  In the interview Mike reflects on creating the songs which captured the essence of the "streetwise, bubbly" sisters who he recalls with great warmth and affection.  Our interview is accompanied by a selection of unreleased photographs by Pierre Terrason.


June 12th 2016

Check out our newly designed International Press Archives, with additional uploads.  


This section continues to grow so please contact us at if you would like to contribute any scans!

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Expanded Website Press Archive!

October 17th 2016

Check out the International Press Archive for some amazing new additions!  Thank you to all who have contributed scans so far.

This section continues to grow so please contact us at if you would like to contribute any scans!


April 8th 2015

There are some new additions across the site including the newly added gallery by photographer Tim Roney who shot the girls back in  November 1986, for the UK magazine - 'Number One'.



Competition Winner!

October 24th 2014

Our congratulations go to David O who is the lucky winner of our 'Showing Out' anniversary competition and the recipient of a gorgeous Japanese 7" 'Showing Out' single.


Well done David!


Also check out the Discographies for yet more additions!


Press Archive Additions!

August 20th 2014

Our International Press Archive continues to expand!  Thanks to all who have contributed so far! 


If you would like to contribute any

magazine article scans then please contact us at


May 27th 2014 is 1 year old today!  Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far and for all your positive feedback!  To celebrate our anniversary we present the expanded Discographies alongside some additions and surprises across the site.


Thanks to Kim for her kind words and everyone who has supported and visited the site.


The Phil Harding Interview!

January 31st 2014

Music producer and PWL 'Mixmaster' Phil Harding reminisces about working with Mel & Kim and Kim Appleby.



The David Levine Interview!

October 30th 2013

Read our interview with the photographer David Levine, who recalls working with the sisters with great fondness, in the  interview section alongside an exclusive gallery from one of David's shoots!


August 19th 2013


Peter Schwier, the music producer who worked with Kim on her first solo album 'Kim Appleby', shares his memories of the project, and discusses working with Kim on the songs that comprised her debut solo album


David Levine Exclusive!

July 18th 2013

Photographer David Levine has kindly sent us some beautiful unseen photos of the girls from one of his sessions.  These can be viewed in the Discographies section under 'I'm The One Who Really Loves You'! 


June 30th 2013

Marc Andrews' shares his moving recollections of his unpublished 1989 interview with Mel & Kim, which he undertook for Smash Hits Australia.


Website Press Archive Launched!

June 2nd 2013

Today we launch the International Press Archives.  More and more magazine articles are being added daily, so please check back for more. 

View Here!


If you would like to contribute any magazine scans to be used in the Press Archive then please contact us at

Thanks for spreading the word about the website and for all your positive feedback!

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Brand New, Pete Schwier Interview

July 28th 2023's '10th year online' celebrations continue with our brand new, extended interview with Pete Schwier - co-producer of the  amazing Kim Appleby album. Pete reflects on supporting Kim's self-confessed "mission" to finish and present the songs that she and Mel had written together, and he shares his memories of a project which he recalls as “light hearted”, “fun”, and without any “heavy moments”, despite the harrowing circumstances that surrounded its journey from conception to fruition.

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'My 80s Playlist', featuring Kim, Airs on UK Radio

March 17th 2023

Kim was the featured artist on Virgin Radio UK's My 80s Playlist, where she chatted with DJ Steve Denyer about her career, and selected and discussed 10 songs which she felt defined her experience of the 1980s music scene. 

Click the link below to listen to Kim's interview.


Kim Interviewed For Upcoming TV Special

December 13th 2022

Kim has recently contributed an interview to the UK's Channel 5, who have commissioned a 2-part special on the legendary music production team Stock, Aitken & Waterman.


Due to air on January 21st, 2023, at 20.30, the Legends of Pop special will include interviews with Mike, Matt and Pete, and many of the artists they produced throughout their stellar career, as they look back over their stellar career.

Fans in the UK can watch the show on demand at My5, via the link.


New Additions to Our Website Press Archive

October 28th 2021

Our online Press Archive continues to grow, and the vast array of international articles you will find there (including 32 cover features), give some indication of just how far reaching the girls popularity was - and of how many territories they conquered.

In our Press Archive, you can view and read articles from the UK, France, the Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Germany, Australia, Turkey, Greece, Belgium, America, Sweden, Norway, Ireland. and Denmark - and we have many more articles still to add.


Ariane Poole

December 15th 2020

"I’ve been around the music industry since 1979 and I’ve rarely come across that sort of relationship".

International make-up artist and brand owner Ariane Poole recalls the make-up looks she created for Mel & Kim, and the tricks she employed to ensure they were at their stunning best.  However, it was the girls’ warmth, their zest for life and the rare bond they shared as sisters, that has left the strongest impression.


Newly Designed Website Launch!

May 27th 2020

Today, turns 7 years old...


and to celebrate the occasion we have completely redesigned the website layout and added some additional content - including the Where Is Love Expanded Discography.  Thanks to everyone who has supported us this far.  Here's to the future!  Krisz & Iain.


Mel & Kim The Singles Box Set Released

October 11th 2019

Our friends at Cherry Red Records have presented their Mel & Kim The Singles Box Set


Order now via Cherry


New Kim TV Interview for BBC4

January 4th 2019

Kim, Pete Waterman & Rick Astley, among others,provided interviews for a fantastic new feature on Mel & Kim, as part of the BBC4's 'Top of the Pops - The Story of 1987'. 



Classic Pop Magazine, Interviews Kim

April 26th 2018

Kim features in the May issue of Classic Pop Magazine, where she  shares some revealing memories from the girls' career and her solo career within the six page spread.  Kim also discusses her absence from the pop charts and her long awaited return to music with her planned third album and upcoming festival appearances.


Get your copy from selected stores now or via Classic


Where Is Love  The Fifth Official Mel & Kim Single.

January 5th  2018

It has been three decades since Mel & Kim’s last single, and Dancing Nation Records are proud to announce the release of the previously unreleased Where Is Love. The track is the sisters’ 5th official single release and it perfectly captures the spirit and energy which was so evident on the previous Mel & Kim releases, with a slew of remixes which strike the perfect balance between edgy and fun, just as the girls themselves did so brilliantly.  Pre-orders begin today with the single receiving it's full release on February 23rd 2018. ​

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New Single Ft. Kim Appleby Release & Competition!

June 9th 2017

In conjunction with our friends at Splinter, we exclusively present Vicarious Bliss ft. Kim Appleby (Whatever Makes You) Happy.  To celebrate the release of the song and it's video, we have launched a fantastic competition with the Splinter label. Check out our Facebook page for more details of the exclusive and truly unique prizes on offer and how to enter : 


Mark Fisher (of Matt Bianco) passes away.

December 12th 2016

We were incredibly saddened to hear that Mark Fisher (of 'Matt Bianco') passed away this morning.  

As well as being a celebrated musician, Mark was also very supportive of our work, having previously worked and recorded with Mel. Mark spoke with us recently, and shared  "I'd heard something that Mel had recorded with a friend of mine, and I asked her if she'd record some songs with me. One of the songs we recorded together was titled 'Circles', which I eventually re-recorded with Sheila Ferguson, from The Three Degrees. I have fond memories of Mel.  She was a lovely girl and a really talented singer."

Our thoughts are with Mark's family and friends at this time.


The Nick East Interview!

May 16th 2016

The Managing Director of Supreme Records, Nick East, shares his memories of signing Mel & Kim to his label and reflects on the incredible highs and lows that followed and why he believes the girls were "the real deal" in our exclusive interview. 


Also included are some personal photographs of Nick with the girls from his personal collection.



The Pete Waterman Interview!

June 26th 2015

The F.L.M. single is 28 years old today and to celebrate we present the never before seen 'single edit' video featuring many unused  camera angles from the 2nd Montreux Rock & Pop Festival performance.  


It is also with great pleasure that we bring you our exclusive interview with the legendary music producer Pete Waterman OBE who shares his personal memories of a special relationship which remains in his heart.


The Kathleen Bray Interview!

January 15th 2015

Internationally renowned hair stylist Kathleen Bray created the aesthetic for the F.L.M. album and single sleeve shoots, as well as many other sessions, and she worked closely with the sisters through good times and bad. 


Click below, to read Kathleen interesting, funny -  and at times - poignant memories!


Showing Out - Website Competition!

September 20th 2014

28 years ago today Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) was released in the UK and to celebrate we launch our second competition. 

Tweet on Twitter or post a status on Facebook about the anniversary and add: 

@melandkimweb then #melandkimcom, #ShowingOut, (Plus any other related hashtags), and we will pick the winner who will receive a beautiful Japanese 7” edition of the 'Showing Out single.  


Today would be Mel's Birthday!

July 11th 2104

Today is a special day, as we celebrate the birthday of Mel!  


Read more about the girls in The Story section of the website by clicking below!


The Clive Black Interview!

May 3rd 2014

Parlophone Records then A&R director, Clive Black, shares with us his recollections about signing the girls after they parted from Supreme records, in 1989.


The Steve Rowland Interview!

December 24th 2013

Check out our exclusive and revealing interview with the charismatic music producer Steve Rowland, who kick started the girls' career as a duo and helped sign them to Supreme Records back in 1986


October 30th 2013

27 years ago today the girls' first single 'Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)' was released in the UK.  To celebrate this anniversary we have launched the brand new design of the website and also added the first detailed part of the extended discographies relating to  'Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)'  Here you will find exclusive galleries, information on the recording, promotion, and mixing of the track as well as a touching memoir from photographer Chris Edwick about the girls' very first Supreme records photoshoot at Camber Sands!


I'll Be There Video!

August 8th 2013


Watch the unreleased video clip for, what was planned to be the 5th single release from the Kim Appleby album. 

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Mel's Birthday!


July 11th 2013

​Today is a special day, as we commemorate Mel's birthday.  Read all about how the sisters got into the music business, and their musical achievements in the story section of the website.


Website Additions!

June 22nd 2013

We have added some new images across many of the sections on the website and there are also some fantastic new additions to our Press Archives, including the sisters' 3 page 'VOGUE UK' spread and the 'Mizz' magazine interview. 


10th Year Online

May 27th 2023

Today, turns 10-years old - and what an amazing 10 years it’s been.

When we started planning the website, there was little information about Mel & Kim online – which is staggering given how loved they are and how successful they became.

Our goal was to create a quality online archive, and a fitting tribute that the girls would both be proud of, and we would like to

thank everyone who has supported us to achieve this – not least, Kim, whose approval and support has always meant so much to us.

Here's to the next 10 years.

Krisz & Iain.


Stock, Aitken & Waterman TV Special Airs

January 21st 2023

Part-1 of Channel 5's 'Legends of Pop' documentary, which celebrates the mega-success of the music production team Stock, Aitken & Waterman, aired on Saturday night, and featured a fun and, at times, moving 15 minute segment dedicated to Mel & Kim.


Kim contributed an interview, in which she reflected, "It was a great time. We left our mark. People still care, which is incredible, and Mel lives on in the music".


Additional Biography Added to the Website

October 28th 2022

'From Then To Now - And Beyond'


Since Kim launched her solo career in 1990, she has remained a strong and active presence within the music industry - as an artist, songwriter and, in later years, as an advocate and mentor for other musicians – whilst the success she achieved with her sister, and their musical legacy continues to be recognised and celebrated today.

To mark the date that Kim's first solo single - the amazing Don't Worry - entered the UK chart, we have added an extended biography page which traces her career and celebrates Mel & Kim's musical legacy.


DMC 's Founding DJ Alan Coulthard Passes Away

August 24th 2021

We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn that our friend Alan Coulthard has passed away. Alan’s name will forever remain synonymous with the groundbreaking UK mix-scene, due to his innovative work with the DMC (including the Mel & Kim Megamix Ninety and its accompanying ‘Italio House’ mixes of Showing Out, and he will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts are with Alan’s loved ones.


The Nick Willing 

August 28th 2020

​"Kim wanted to get it absolutely right, and she had a vision for her art".


To celebrate Kim's birthday, we present our interview with Nick Willing, the innovative filmmaker who directed her second solo video G.L.A.D.  Nick shares with us why he "admired Kim enormously", and why he still loves the G.L.A.D. video despite the threat of legal action that it brought him after its release.


Where Is Love is celebrated by Classic Pop Magazine

February 1st 2020

Classic Pop Magazine placed Where Is Love at #18 in their 'Top 20 Posthumous Singles' feature (alongside tracks by Whitney Houston, Queen, Prince, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and John Lennon), and said that the release "brings the classic Mel & Kim sound into the 21st century whilst retaining the pure sassiness that captivated us all back in the late 80s." 


Upcoming Release - Mel & Kim The Singles Box Set!

May 31st  2019

Our friends at Cherry Red Records have announced their Mel & Kim 'The Singles Box Set' , due for release on the 31st of August.

Sadly, this release has been delayed until October 11th.

Order now via Cherry


The George De Angelis Interview!

October 22nd 2018

To celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Don’t Worry single release, we present our interview George De Angelis, the music producer who worked with Kim to present the award-winning album Kim Appleby.  An album which, not only honoured Mel's memory but also, presented Kim to the world as a solo artist in her own right.  


The 80s Road Map -  BBC Four

February 16th  2018

A three part series titled The 80s Pop Road Map, and presented by Kim and Midge Ure, is coming soon to BBC Four. Kim says: “I can’t wait to join forces with Midge to prove that 80s pop was revolutionary in musical history. We’ll be visiting every area of the country to chart the change in the British music scene and discovering musical influences across the nation. In the days before streaming services and the ability to hold your entire music library in your pocket, the series promises to be insightful, interesting and rather nostalgic.”


A Letter from Kim!

August 27th 2017

Following her live performance last week, at the Henley Rewind Festival - her first in almost 24 years - where she fronted Martyn Ware's (Heaven 17) British Electric Foundation and performed Respectable, Kim has written this letter to everyone who has sent their love and best wishes to her.

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April 18th 2017


You can now follow us on Instagram - and don't forget we are also on Facebook and Twitter.



October 2nd 2016

As exclusively revealed by, via our Facebook page, Kim Appleby has released a teaser from her forthcoming new album, to radio stations.  The new track, titled What's Not To Love, premiered today on the online radio station We Rave You today!


Kim has spent the past year writing with producer Dominic King and they are currently busy mixing around sixteen new songs for a 2017 release. 


Alan Coulthard's Recollections

February 28th 2016

See the website discography section where the ex 'DMC' DJ -  Alan Coulthard - provides recollections  of his work in creating  the 'Megamix Ninety' & 'Showing Out' Italio & Techno Remixes!


2nd Year Website Anniversary!

May 27th 2015 turns 2 years old today!  Thank you to those who have contributed so far and all the Mel & Kim fans who have checked out the website and continue to show their support.  To celebrate you will find we have extended the Press Archives further as well as adding additions throughout the site! 

If you would like to contribute to the Press Archive then please contact us at


'The Lorraine Show'

November 11th 2014

Pete Waterman on Mel & Kim: ​"They were the beginning, they were the ones that we sort of styled ourselves on!"

Check out Pete's interview from 'The Lorraine Show' in the UK this morning where he mentions the girls and the influence they had on the Stock, Aitken & Waterman production team! 


Happy Birthday Kim!

August 28th 2014

We celebrate Kim's birthday today with a very rare live vocal performance of G.L.A.D. which was recorded in Paris, October 1991.

Click below to view!


Happy Birthday Kim! :-)


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June 30th 2014

You can keep track of additions to via our Facebook & Twitter pages. 

Also more articles added to the Press Archives - Click below, to view!


New Additions To The International Press Archive!

February 19th 2014

New magazine scans have been added to the  Press Archives: 'Look In' March 87, 'Number One' Feb 87, 'Record Mirror' March 88 and 'Number One' November 86.


Expanded  Website
Photograph Galleries!

November 16th 2013

Check out the newly uploaded and expanded galleries for more exclusive, never before seen, shots of the girls!


Message From Hazell Dean!

August 23rd 2013

We would like to thank the lovely Hazell dean for her message of support!  Hazell wrote:


"Good luck with guys! 

I had heard a lot about Mel & Kim (before even hearing them) from Pete (Waterman) and Tilly (Rutherford) and I was invited to their first P.A. of "Showing Out", at Stringfellows, along with the rest of the PWL gang.  I loved it, and I loved their style - they were so different, both musically and with their cheeky, cocky London attitude!  


Love Hazell"


The Pete Hammond Interview!

July 24th 2013

Music producer and PWL 'Mixmaster'  Pete Hammond  talks about the mixing processes on the girls' singles, and the F.L.M. album! 


Competition Winners!

July 1st 2013

Congratulations to Corey Simmons for winning our first ever competition, and to Jurgen Erik Bommezijn as the runner up winner!


As a thank you for all participates, we are mailing you all a little surprise. :-)

Thank you all for spreading the word!


Enter Our First Website Competition!

June 7th 2013

To be in with a chance of winning some awesome & rare Mel & Kim items, post about on blogs, Facebook pages and forums, to help us spread the word.  Make sure you then take a screenshot of your posts and email them to

Go to our Fb page for more details - competition ends on the 30th June. 


Good luck everyone!!

Welcome To!

May 27, 2013

We aim to create a fitting tribute to Mel & Kim Appleby, with the hope that the website becomes a comprehensive archive to the sisters' amazing accomplishments and achievements within the entertainment industry.  

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed their time, recollections and talents to help us towards acheiving this goal so far and we hope you enjoy the site!  


Krisz & Iain. 


If you would like to contribute content to then please contact us as:

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