Scouting for Girls
Scouting for Girls

Scouting for Girls

About Scouting for Girls

The British pop-rock band Scouting For Girls has racked up eight Top 40 UK hits—including the No. 1 smash “This Ain’t a Love Song”—since arriving on the scene in 2007.

• Founding members Roy Stride, Greg Churchouse, and Peter Ellard have been friends since they were kids.
• Stride and Churchouse played local gigs together as teenagers and were briefly part of a band called Cape while attending university.
• Scouting For Girls later formed when Stride traded the guitar for the piano. The band’s name is playfully derived from the Boy Scout handbook.
• The band’s 2007 self-titled debut album topped the UK albums chart and yielded three Top 10 singles: “She’s So Lovely,” “Heartbeat,” and “Elvis Ain’t Dead.”
• In 2010, “This Ain’t a Love Song”—from their sophomore album, Everybody Wants to Be on TV—became their first No. 1 single in the UK. It earned a BRIT Award nomination for Best British Single.
• “Love How It Hurts,” off their 2012 third album The Light Between Us, became their eighth Top 40 UK hit.
• The band’s frontman, Roy Stride, has writing credits on singles like One Direction’s “Stand Up” and 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Invisible.”

  • ORIGIN
    London, England
  • FORMED
    2005

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