Scouting For Girls to play Worthing, Bexhill, Southampton and Guildford

Scouting For Girls have announced a new album plus a tour taking in Worthing, Bexhill, Southampton and Guildford.

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Scouting For Girls

Spokeswoman Kara McCabe said: “Surrounding themselves with sources of comfort and escapism after a tumultuous year, English indie-pop band Scouting For Girls release their new studio album Easy Cover, a collection of 11 tracks celebrating their broad array of musical influences.

“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 to curate a joyful album of 80s covers, alongside some incredible new, original tracks inspired by the music of the era.

“The result is a glittering LP full of solid gold bops from the bands’ favourite musical memories, from Tears For Fears, The Waterboys, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston and Phil Collins.

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    “Easy Cover (inspired by Phil Collins’ Easy Lover) was originally intended as a rather sedate, acoustic EP before frontman Roy Stride decided to shelve the project – reminding himself that Scouting for Girls should never try to be too serious or clever. Then, during lockdown, Roy found himself with spare time and an empty studio. In need of some serious cheering up, he reopened the recording sessions, envisaged playing the songs live and stripped away anything that was either too earnest or pretentious.

    “Leading with Tears For Fears' iconic single Everybody Wants To Rule The World, the album project is a celebration of the biggest songs from the 80s – a decade that had it all.

    “Throughout Scouting For Girls’ career, the band have sold over two million albums, two million singles, been nominated for 4 Brit Awards as well as an Ivor Novello, had four top ten singles, sold-out Wembley Arena, The Royal Albert Hall and, most recently, sold-out two nights at The London Palladium.”

    Easy Cover is set for release April 23, alongside a UK tour for autumn 2021. Dates below. tickets are onsale now at www.gigsandtours.com

    Easy Cover Track Listing

    1. Everybody Wants to Rule the World

    2. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    3. I Wanna Dance with Somebody

    4. The Whole of the Moon

    5. The Look of Love

    6. Put the Message in the Box

    7. Easy Lover

    8. End of the World as we know it (And I Feel Fine)

    9. I Wish it was 1989

    10. Neon Lights

    11. Xmas in the 80s

    2021 Headline Tour

    October 2021

    1st – Barrow, The Forum Theatre

    2nd – Warrington, Parr Hall

    3rd – Liverpool, O2 Academy

    5th – Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms

    6th – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

    7th – Fat Sam’s, Dundee

    8th – The Boiler Shop, Newcastle

    9th – The Empire, Middlesbrough

    10th – The Barbican, York

    12th- The Junction, Cambridge

    13th – The Corn Exchange, Ipswich

    14th – The Waterside, Aylesbury

    15th – Gliderdrome, Boston

    18th – De Montford Hall, Leicester

    21st – The Town Hall, Cheltenham

    22nd – The Factory, Barnstaple

    23rd – The Cheese & Grain, Frome

    25th – The Corn Exchange, Exeter

    26th – The Engine Rooms, Southampton

    28th – Madding Crowd, Bournemouth

    29th – The Live Rooms, Chester

    30th – The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

    31st – Sub 89, Reading

    November 2021

    2nd – Fairfield Hall, Croydon

    3rd – G Live, Guildford

    4th – Dreamlands, Margate

    6th – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

    8th – Chalk, Brighton

    9th – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

    10th – The Roadmender, Northampton

    12th – The Engine Shed, Lincoln

    13th – The Leadmill, Sheffield

    14th – The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

    16th – University, Hull

    17th – Victoria Hall, Stoke

    18th – The Empire, Coventry

    19th – The O2 Academy, Oxford 20th – The Venue, Derby

    22nd – The Assembly Hall, Worthing

    23rd – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

    25th – Monroes, Galway

    26th – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

    27th – Limelight, Belfast

    28th – The Button Factory, Dublin