Stride: We're Ant and Dec of pop
Scouting For Girls frontman Roy Stride reckons his band are the "Ant and Dec" of the music world because they are so down-to-earth.
Roy, back with a new single and album, puts the pop trio's success down to their normality and infectious tunes.
"We're just normal blokes I think, we're only successful because our songs are so catchy," he said.
"You only have to look at our gigs to see we've got fans of all ages and backgrounds. We're like the Ant and Dec of the music world!"
Roy is confident SFG's second album Everybody Wants To Be On TV can match up to the success of their self-titled debut.
"We didn't want to just recreate the first record," he said. "Most second records are artistically c**p and commercially disappointing, so we knew we had to avoid falling into that trap. We wanted to make a second album better than the first, and sell so well that we could do a third and a fourth, that's our target.
"Plus, we can't have Greg [Churchouse, SFG's bass player] going back to work at Threshers. He always just looks so happy not to be working there any more. Actually, he can't go back, can he, it closed down. That's the impact him leaving had on the chain!"
:: Scouting For Girls release their second album Everybody Wants To Be On TV on Monday April 12, while their new single This Ain't A Love Song is out now. The band begin a tour of the UK and Ireland on April 19. For more info, visit www.scoutingforgirls.com