Scores of fans come to see Same Difference launch their new album

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FANS of Same Difference have been promised gigs that will bring them up close and personal with the Portsmouth band.

Brother and sister duo, Sean and Sarah, were launching their new album The Rest Is History at Asda in Fratton.

LAUNCH Sean and Sarah Smith hold a couple of their younger fans at Asda.    Pictures: Malcolm Wells (110445-232)

LAUNCH Sean and Sarah Smith hold a couple of their younger fans at Asda. Pictures: Malcolm Wells (110445-232)

Fans of all ages had been queuing up with their posters of the band, which was featured in yesterday’s News, to be signed.

It was also a family affair as the siblings’ grandmother Roz Smith, 69, who works on the checkout, was also there.

And Same Difference told The News fans can expect something different on their next national tour.

Sean, 25, said: ‘It made me feel so humble and brought a lump to my throat seeing the fans in Asda.

‘This album is really grown-up and the sound is a lot older than the first time.

‘It should have been like this before, but hopefully this album will make us stick around later.

‘We will be announcing a tour soon and we’ve changed things this time round.’

Sarah, 22, added: ‘We will not be having as many dancers and our tour will give people the chance to get up close and personal.

‘This album is more mature sounding. It’s a mix between The Saturdays, Alphabeat and even Abba. We’re moving away from the High School Musical image.

‘We have also written some songs about our brother-sister relationship.

‘We’re really chuffed with this album.’

Scores of fans greeted the pop duo, who shot to fame after finishing third on The X Factor.

Marie Richards, 23, of Petersfield, was first in line to get her album cover and poster signed by the band.

Marie, who had been queuing for an half-and-a-half, said: ‘Their first album was great and I like the music they make.

‘Their songs are amazing and they’re really catchy.

‘What I like about them the most is their lyrics and I thought they were brilliant on The X Factor.’

Jessie Caister, nine, said: ‘I like their performances and the song I like the most on the new album is called Heartbeat.’

And Sicily Hall, nine, added: ‘They should have won The X Factor.’