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Scouting for Girls: Academy, Leeds

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 9 May 2010

AFTER MEETING AT SCHOOL and in the cub scouts, Harrow three-piece Scouting for Girls have become absurdly successful. Their 2007 debut went double platinum and the recent Everybody Wants to Be On TV peaked at No 2. They deal in lowest common denominators: lyrical clunkers such as "in for a penny, in for a pound" are set to irritatingly catchy, chugging guitar pop. It's a teeth-rattling collision of Britpop and teen pop: Toploader meets McFly.

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