Artists Pete Ellard
schouting for girls
Scouting for Girls are a London-based UK pop band formed in 2005 by Roy Stride, Greg Churchouse and Peter Ellard. Their music encompasses a pop style reflecting on growing up.
The name Scouting for Girls is a play on the words of the Scouting for Boys handbook first published in 1908 for the Scouts, which provides boys instructions on good citizenship. Continuing with the theme, the SFG fan club is known as the 'Wolfcubs' and is based on the Steven Craig fanclub. They were originally called 'Power Cut' whilst studying at University, due to not being able to afford instruments, but changed to Scouting for Girls two years before they got a record deal.
On 14 February 2007, Scouting for Girls were signed to Epic UK (a division of Sony BMG) after much confusion when they were mistaken for another band. They have recently been recording material for an album, released in September 2007. Their first E.P. single, "It's Not About You", was released on 25 June 2007 and is the highest charting limited edition E.P. in chart history
The debut album from Scouting for Girls is self-titled, certified Double Platinum, and has sold over 600,000 copies. It reached number 1 in the UK on 20 January 2008 where it remained for two weeks. It was announced in March 2008 the band would play second on the NME stage at T In The Park, after The Wombats and before Feeder. "I'm sure that is in someway significant", noted Greg. They also played the main stage on the Saturday of Ireland Oxegen Festival 2008 and performed on the 4Music stage at 2008's V Festival.
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