Scouting for Girls
The childhood friends unashamedly came out with a mission statement to make nigglingly catchy guitar pop, chirpy and melodic enough to worm its way into the minds of anyone whose ears cross their path. Reuniting after finishing university courses, the lads put on their own gigs in home town Harrow and attracted the attention of Epic UK. Debut EP It's Not About You became the highest-ever charting limited release in the UK before single She's So Lovely became a permanent radio fixture and shot to No 7 in the charts. Building up a keen following on MySpace and avidly touring the festival circuit, they grew in stature before singles Elvis Is Dead and Heartbeat proved they were far more than one-hit wonders. Four months after its initial release, debut album Scouting For Girls topped the UK charts in January, 2008, going on to sell over 700,000 copies to become the 10th biggest selling album of that year.