Scouting For Girls today announce a huge UK tour following the release of their latest album, Easy Cover in March of this year.

2020 had been an unprecedented year in so many ways. And like many of us, indie-pop band Scouting For Girls initially responded by surrounding themselves with sources of comfort and escapism, things from what felt like a simpler time. Going back to the music and culture of their childhoods in the 1980s, the band regrouped during what should have been a summer of festivals, and the result is a joyous album of 80s covers alongside some incredible new tracks, and an optimism that 2021 can be everything that 2020 was not!

With the album originally intended as a rather sedate acoustic EP the first recordings were discarded as trying a little too hard to be something different, clever or even dare we say it, a bit serious. As front man Roy Stride put the project back on the shelf he reminded himself that Scouting For Girls should never try to be serious or clever!

Then came lockdown and for the first time in ages Roy found himself with spare time and an empty studio. In need of some serious cheering up, he re-opened the recording sessions, envisaged playing the songs live and stripped away anything that was either too earnest or pretentious.

The result is a fun indie pop re-imagining of some of the biggest songs from the 80s; a decade that had it all, from fantastic unashamedly pop masterpieces to incredible indie-alt bands. Easy Cover is a joyous celebration of that golden era of music with Scouting For Girls revisiting their favourite childhood musical moments, from Tears For Fears, The Waterboys, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins and much more.

“We’re not trying to do justice to these songs! That’s impossible. We’re just trying to have fun and take them out on the road to give people the night out they deserve after 2020!”

However, it’s not just covers and Roy (who has song writing credits with One Direction, Five Seconds Of Summer and The Vamps) was soon inspired to write some original material inspired by the decade and are already set to be Scouting fan favourites and show Roy’s unique song writing at its very best.

They have also announced the release of their Live & Acoustic EP which includes previous unreleased live performances of Heartbeat and This Ain’t A Love Song.

Scouting For Girls also announced a mammoth headline tour for Autumn 2021. With touring almost entirely curtailed in 2020, the band want to get out across the UK and this tour will be the longest in the history of the band, visiting many new towns and cities. And with the new tracks from Easy Cover to perform as well as all the band’s hits, this is going to be one big Scouting For Girls party!

TOUR DATES 2021

September

Date Venue
Thu 30th William Aston Hall Wrexham

October

Date Venue
Fri 1st The Forum Theatre Barrow
Sat 2nd Parr Hall Warrington
Sun 3rd O2 Academy Liverpool
Tue 5th Liquid Rooms Edinburgh
Wed 6th The Lemon Tree Aberdeen
Thu 7th Fat Sam’s Dundee
Fri 8th The Boiler Shop Newcastle
Sat 9th The Empire Middlesbrough
Sun 10th The Barbican York
Tue 12th The Junction Cambridge
Wed 13th The Corn Exchange Ipswich
Thu 14th The Waterside Aylesbury
Fri 15th The Engine Shed Lincoln
Mon 18th De Montfort Hall Leicester
Thu 21st The Town Hall Cheltenham
Fri 22nd The Factory Barnstaple
Sat 23rd The Cheese & Grain Frome
Mon 25th The Corn Exchange Exeter
Tue 26th The Engine Room Southampton
Thu 28th Madding Crowd Bournemouth
Fri 29th The Live Rooms Chester
Sat 30th The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton
Sun 31st Sub 89 Reading

November

Date Venue
Tue 2nd Fairfield Hall Croydon
Wed 3rd G Live Guildford
Thu 4th Dreamlands Margate
Sat 6th Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone
Mon 8th Chalk Brighton
Tue 9th The Apex Bury St Edmunds
Wed 10th The Roadmender Northampton
Fri 12th The Gliderdrome Boston
Sat 13th The Leadmill Sheffield
Sun 14th The Picturedrome Holmfirth
Tue 16th Asylum Hull University Hull
Wed 17th Victoria Hall Stoke
Thu 18th The Empire Coventry
Fri 19th O2 Academy Oxford
Sat 20th The Venue Derby
Mon 22nd The Assembly Hall Worthing
Tue 23rd De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill
Thu 25th Monroes Galway
Fri 26th Cyprus Avenue Cork
Sat 27th Limelight Belfast
Sun 28th The Button Factory Dublin
Mon 29th The Button Factory Dublin

Tickets are now on sale

https://www.scoutingforgirls.com/events