Scouting For Girls release their brand new album – The Place We Used To Meet
October 13, 2023
Scouting For Girls are back to their best with their new album ‘The Place We Used To Meet’, ‘Glow’ is effectively the first chapter to a story that continues with ‘Missing Part’. Continuing that flying start, the first half of ‘The Place Where We Used To Meet’ feels like a fresh ‘best of’ album before deeper cuts emerge in the second half, its songs – sometimes more reflective, sometimes more sombre – emerging interlinked in a continuous suite of music.
‘The Place We Used To Meet’ was written and recorded in the same way that they recorded their debut single ‘She’s So Lovely’ in 2007. They worked with a variety of trusted collaborators, with Roy producing many of the new songs alongside Jon Mags (Calum Scott, Kodaline) and Alex Oldroyd (Kaiser Chiefs, Seafret), while the band also wrote and produced a track alongside their new touring guitarist Nick Tsang (Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne, Busted). It’s 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. The band still consists of its original line-up: Roy Stride, Greg Churchouse and Peter Ellard.
Roy says, “As the name suggests, it’s an album about going back to our roots and starting again. Falling back in love with music. Loving every aspect of the process: the recording, the writing, playing live and, most importantly, just hanging out as friends. There was no great plan, no overthinking beyond just writing and recording the best songs that we could. Heartbreaking, anthemic, fun and pop, indie and serious, anything went as long as we loved it. It’s the best collection of songs we’ve ever had, and I’ve loved every minute of making it.”
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