Scouting for Girls

Studio Album by released in 2007
Scouting for Girls's tracklist:
Keep on Walking
Send Ringtone
She's So Lovely
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It's Not About You
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The Airplane Song
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Heartbeat
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Elvis Ain't Dead
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I'm Not Over You
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I Need a Holiday
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The Mountains of Navaho
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James Bond / Michaela Strachan
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Scouting for Girls review

Debut album comes up to expectations

Everybody who is tired of too complicated music, lyrics filled with deep thoughts and introspection, multilayered arrangements and voices that make one tremble with admiration, be happy! The album of the new millennium most easy going band, the British trio Scouting For Girls, is finally released. Three long time friends Roy Stride, Greg Churchouse and Peter Ellard did not think too much how to conquer the audience and just began to play music reflecting their careless attitude, and hit the target. Fortepiano, bass guitar and drums have become the three components of the three self-confident and undoubtedly talented guys' success formula, and today their songs sound on all European and American radios. The mixture of rock and pop music played by Scouting For Girls is somewhat reminiscent of Keane's works, but this comparison can hardly even be made for the latter seems a hopeless melancholic contrasting with the joyful three-piece. The debut album Scouting For Girls has completely come up to the fans' expectations proving to be the same vigorous and careless as the singles and is sure to give all the listeners about forty minutes of resting from the day-to-day worries and make one smile more than once.

Catchy choruses and careless performance on Scouting for Girls

The vocals of Roy Stride certainly prevail all over the album, and it is hardly a drawback for they add a certain coloring to each song. From the point of view of instrument involvement the record can hardly boast its vast variety but the power and the passion of the musicians fully compensates the simplicity. The albums starts with a series of songs that are already extremely popular and have made the band known to a wider audience. The opener Keep On Walking is a piano lead composition with a subtle rhythm and single She's So Lovely with an unforgettable chorus consisting only of the song's title is a more up-tempo and funnier track. A song devoted to the departure theme It's Not About You could well be a lyrical deviation on the album if it were not for its funny pathetic lyrics and a joyful tune, whereas The Airplane Song almost manages to perform this function with the help of a more sensual piano and more serious singing, although the lyrics still contain cases of funny word play. Actually offering the sound of heart beating at the beginning and at the end Heartbeat continues the formula of careless playing, and another single Elvis Ain't Dead once again pleases with a catchy chorus refined with harmonious backing vocals from Greg Churchouse. Track I Need A Holiday reflects the thoughts of any of us and the closer James Bond filled with the film quotations contains a hidden song which is an example of romantically feeling Scouting For Girls.

An album not to make one feel bored

On the whole it is now yet too early to tell whether Scouting For Girls are going to become the legends of the music world and get a huge number of awards for its creative work. Nevertheless the guys possess one feature that makes one like them more than anything that is confidence. It is absolutely obvious that these three friends do not care a bit what impression they make upon the audience and just do what they are fond of doing. You will hardly hear any deep message on any of the debut record's songs, and still it will give you a multitude of pleasant moments for it is the music that never forces you to anything simply serving a way to share the good mood. Some songs will prove to be suitable for dancing or just relaxing with a company of friends. Besides Scouting For Girls is a perfect album for a distant car trip accompaniment as you will not feel bored any minute with it on. The only thing the guys should worry about is how to make the next creation different from the first one for all the songs are generally reflections of one another and it would not be a surprise anymore to hear the same material in future.