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| @Scouting for Girls | Scouting for Girls


The whimsical indie pop group Scouting for Girls formed in 2005 in London, playfully modeling their name after the Scouting handbook (Scouting for Boys), published in the early years of the 20th century. Members Greg Churchouse, Peter Ellard, and Roy Stride signed with Epic Records in early 2007 and released their first single, "It's Not About You," that June. Soon after, the band's self-titled debut reached the top slot on the U.K. album charts, thanks to the popularity of such singles as "She's So Lovely," "Elvis Ain't Dead," and "Heartbeat." The band returned to the studio in 2009 and the following year they released their second album, Everybody Wants to Be on TV, on Epic. In 2012 they released the single "Summertime in the City," which heralded the release of their third studio album, The Light Between Us. The following year the trio compiled their Greatest Hits, which featured four U.K. Top 10 singles from their three albums and included new material and single "Millionaire." They embarked on a tour on the back of the compilation, including a night at London's Royal Albert Hall, and went on to play a host of summer festivals in 2014, alongside support slots with supergroup McBusted. Lead songwriter Roy Stride has had success with song credits for hit acts such as One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Alexandra Burke. ~ Chris True & Scott Kerr, Rovi