All Saints is an English Pop girl band that released their debut self-titled album in 1997. The band consists of founding members Melanie Blatt and Shaznay Lewis, and sisters Nicole and Natalie Appleton.
Both Melanie and Shaznay started their career by singing backing vocals at Sarm West Studios, the ZTT recording studios near All Saints Road, London. In 1993, Mel, Shaznay, and the original third member Simone Rainford decided to record together. According to Simone, they thought of Spice as a name of their group, but they decided that it wasn't ;od enough, and decided to call themselves All Saints 126.96.36.199. after the street where they met and their year of birth. They were signed to ZTT Records.
In 1994, All Saints 188.8.131.52. performed for their first time at the Touch Magazine stage at the Notting Hill Carnival. They recorded three songs together, but they were not successful. Additionally, Rainford and Blatt had conflicting visions of the band's musical direction which caused tensions in the band.