The Saturdays' Vanessa White, Mollie King and Una Foden are releasing solo material.

The girls - who have been part of the group, along with Rochelle Humes and Frankie Bridge for eight years - will stay signed to Polydor records as a band but have also decided to launch their own solo careers, with each going for a different sound.

Una, 33, is hoping to release records with a country music and acoustic feel, while Vanessa, 25, is hoping to release an R & B track inspired by 'Rude Boy' hitmaker Rihanna.

Mollie, 27, is said to be planning to stick the closest to her Saturdays roots and release pop tracks with a disco and 80s vibe.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Una, Mollie and Vanessa are all really excited and a bit nervous about releasing their solo material, but it's been a long time in the pipeline.

''The girls are still a band, but they're all happy to work on their own solo projects. It means there's no animosity or frustration between them - it's a set-up which works really well.''

It is thought Rochelle, 26, and Frankie, 26, aren't planning to release solo material any time soon as Rochelle focusses on her TV career and Frankie awaits the birth of her second child with her husband, footballer Wayne Bridge.