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 10 singles, four Top 10 albums, 2 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, still in their original line-up, are back to their best with their new album The Place We Used To Meet.
Circumstances leading up to the new album proved to be especially challenging. On New Year's Eve 2021, frontman Roy Stride decided he needed to make a change; he sank his final drink and dedicated 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.
The result is an album full of the instantly memorable, life-affirming, singalong indie-pop with which they made their name, with songs that resonate with stories of longing and loss.
'As the name suggests, it’s an album about going back to our roots and starting again. Falling back in love with music,' says Roy. 'It’s the best collection of songs we’ve ever had, and I’ve loved every minute of making it.'