Scouting for Girls

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All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
London-based trio Scouting for Girls released their debut self-titled album in September 2007 and immediately drew comparisons as a sort of cross between the anarchic punk of the Arctic Monkeys and the ultra-safe piano-led Keane. The vocals of Roy Stride, backed by friends Greg Churchouse and Peter Ellard, also fell into the category of music occupied by the Kaiser Chiefs hiring Lily Allen or Kate Nash as a guest vocalist. Most of the songs were about Stride's lack of success in his love life, every disaster that could possibly befall a young man attempting to date girls, or being bored in a dead-end job, and were very highly repetitive in the lyric department, especially ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
London-based trio Scouting for Girls released their debut self-titled album in September 2007 and immediately drew comparisons as a sort of cross between the anarchic punk of the Arctic Monkeys and the ultra-safe piano-led Keane. The vocals of Roy Stride, backed by friends Greg Churchouse and Peter Ellard, also fell into the category of music occupied by the Kaiser Chiefs hiring Lily Allen or Kate Nash as a guest vocalist. Most of the songs were about Stride's lack of success in his love life, every disaster that could possibly befall a young man attempting to date girls, or being bored in a dead-end job, and were very highly repetitive in the lyric department, especially the hit single "She's So Lovely" (with its three-syllable "love-er-ly") and its nonchalant way of rhyming "I love the way she makes me drool, I think she is beautiful." "I Need a Holiday" repeated the line "I wish it could be Sunday when I wake up everyday" over and over again, and "The Airplane Song" began with the unforgettable lyric "She's a strawberry milkshake." The album ended with tributes to "James Bond," particularly the Roger Moore incarnation, and Stride's boyhood crush on "Michaela Strachen," reflecting on another girl who got away, as she broke his heart when he was just 12. A fun pop album with pleasant melodies, not unlike McFly or Busted.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2007
  • Label: Sony Bmg Europe
  • UPC: 886971551921
  • Catalog Number: 155192
  • Sales rank: 257,567

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scouting for Girls Primary Artist
James McMillan Trumpet
Martin Owen Horn
Greg Churchouse Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Peter Ellard Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Andy Green Programming, Producer, Engineer
Julian Wilmott Engineer, Digital Editing
Roy Stride Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Spectacular!

    This is music you want to sing along with a hairbrush to, dance on your bed to, and just lift your spirits. A lot of Scouting for Girls' music makes me smile unknowingly whenever I hear it. Great beats, an upbeat tempo, and memorable songs. James Bond is my personal favorite, but all of them are exciting. It's sad that not many people on this side of the pond have heard of them, but I think it's about time that someone has. LOVE IT!!!!

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