When reminiscing down at the local tavern, London schoolfriends Roy, Greg and Peter must wonder sometimes, "how on Earth have we got to this?" That's not meant as a derogatory statement, more of a remark on just how quickly fame's usually fickle finger beckoned them into the murky abyss of the 'music biz' and hasn't flicked them back out again - it must be something to do with the fact that fans of Scouting for Girls are loyal at least, devoted at best.
History has certainly been kind - a major deal within two years of forming (give or take a few weeks), a huge hit with their debut single, the jaunty carefree jangle-bop of 'She's So Lovely' which EVERYBODY knows by now, a number ONE debut album and then, as an encore, a second hit album and a number one single taken from it, the equally leap-about, but with love unrequited, 'This is Not a Love Song'.
Can the boys repeat this success with album number three? Judging by the painfully catchy lead single 'Summertime in the City', it's likely they'll hit Top 10 if nothing else. Of course if it rains forever more, well... no hit.
Scouting For Girls will be back on the road during the autumn starting with Bristol on 16th October, followed by stops in Manchester, Shepherd's Bush, Birmingham and finally for now, Glasgow on the 27th. We will have tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 17th August, priced from around £20 upwards.