never quite seemed to fit in with the straight-forward sex kitten style on Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll
. Pussycat Dolls creator and show judge Robin Antin
really seemed to focus on how “unique” and “different” Sisely was from the other girls.
While this didn't work out for her on the show, as she put it in her interview with BuddyTV
, “it worked out for [her] in life. She's recently had an opportunity to work with another “manufactured” band, but this one might be a little bit more in line with her style and sound.
This summer, Sisely was asked to front “The Safety Pin-Ups,” a punk-garage band consisting of members of Blondie, Peachfuzz and the Glossines. The band put out a single, a cover of “Do the Robot,” a late ‘70's punk classic by The Saints.
The single, released by Teenacide Records, is limited to 1000 copies, but fans can hear it anytime on Sisely's MySpace page. The song was number one on Little Steven Van Zandt's (of Bruce Springsteen and The Sopranos fame) Underground Garage Rock “Coolest Songs” list earlier this summer.
While a tongue-in-cheek punk dance song might be pretty far from the breathy burlesque pop featured on Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll
, it actually seems to be more in line with the kind of independent musical style Sisely had prior to her time on the show.
She was one of the Doll hopefuls who had already had some musical success as the vocalist for Cooler Kids, a dance music group that, like the Safety Pin-Ups, also featured a veteran musician, Luscious Jackson bassist Jill Cunniff.
Cooler Kids had some fairly solid success for a dance music act, opening for Erasure on their North American tour in 2003. Their song “All Around the World” hit the Billboard Dance Music and was featured on The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Cooler Kids also had a side project, boygirL, and although they haven't put out any new songs since 2005, Sisely fans can check out their tracks on the group's MySpace page and even buy the album on iTunes
Sisely might have returned to an edgier and more creative style after Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll
, but she hasn't left behind the friendships she made. She says on her blog that she keeps in touch with nearly all the girls, and hangs out with Anastacia
and Melissa Reyes
“all the time.”
So while you won't see Sisely performing with the Pussycat Dolls, it seems likely that her fans will continue to have plenty of opportunities to enjoy her music.
- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of myspace.com/siselytreasure)