Scouting For Girls’ unforgettable indie-pop anthems such as She’s So Lovely, This Ain’t A Love Song and Heartbeat set them on a path to phenomenal success which included four top ten singles, four top ten albums, two million sales and more than a billion streams – plus four BRIT Awards and an Ivor Novello.

After so many highlights, the trio questioned where to go next as they planned their seventh studio album. The solution? To return to their roots back when they were three unknown musicians in Ruislip, West London, and reconnect with the reasons that they started a band in the first place. As a result, Scouting For Girls are back to their best with their new album The Place We Used To Meet, which was released on October 13th. They have also announced details of a major UK headline tour this autumn which concludes with a London show at the Roundhouse.

The Place We Used To Meet was written and recorded in the same way that they recorded their debut single She’s So Lovely in 2007. It’s an album full of the instantly memorable, life-affirming, sing along indie-pop with which they made their name, with songs that resonate with stories of longing and loss. The band still consists of its original line-up: Roy Stride, Greg Churchouse and Peter Ellard.

Roy says, “As the name suggests, it’s an album about going back to our roots and starting again. Falling back in love with music. Loving every aspect of the process; the recording, the writing, playing live and, most importantly, just hanging out as friends. There was no great plan, no over thinking beyond just writing and recording the best songs that we could. Heartbreaking, anthemic, fun and pop, indie and serious, anything went as long as we loved it. It’s the best collection of songs we’ve ever had, and I’ve loved every minute of making it.”

While Scouting For Girls are in their best place in years, circumstances leading up to this new album proved to be especially challenging. After losing 18 months of touring – their favourite part of being in a band – they were eager to hit the road after Covid restrictions were lifted. Their return was the biggest party imaginable… until it wasn’t. As the months passed, Roy’s life unravelled and he realised he had to make a change and on New Year’s Eve of 2021 he sank his final drink before dedicating the start of 2022 to recovery.

During this process he questioned whether he would still want to play live and make music. But gradually he discovered that it completely revitalised his love for being in a band. The trio spent more time together, the shows became a celebratory experience of reconnecting with their fans, and new songs emerged at a rapid pace. His inspiration also continued with fresh co-writes for other artists, such as Jax Jones and Calum Scott’s current top twenty hit Whistle.



Date Venue
Fri 3rd La Belle Angele Edinburgh
Sat 4th Lemon Tree Aberdeen
Sun 5th SWG3 Glasgow
Tue 7th O2 Academy Liverpool
Wed 8th Manchester Academy
Thu 9th Northunbria University Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Fri 10th Barbican York
Sat 11th City Hall Newcastle
Mon 13th Hexagon Reading
Tue 14th O2 Academy Bristol
Wed 15th Dome Brighton
Fri 17th Rock City Nottingham
Sat 18th Corn Exchange Cambridge
Mon 20th University Great Hall Exeter
Tue 21st O2 Academy Leicester
Thu 23rd O2 Academy Leeds
Fri 24th O2 Academy Sheffield
Sat 25th O2 Academy Birmingham
Mon 27th Roadmenders Northampton
Tue 28th UEA Norwich
Wed 29th G Live Guildford


Date Venue
Fri 1st O2 Academy Bournemouth
Sat 2nd Roundhouse London

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