Scouting For Girls: 'Second album almost drove us mad'

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Image caption, Scouting For Girls say they're hoping to crack the Easter market

After some hard work in the studio, Scouting For Girls are ready to release their new album Everyone Wants To Be On TV.

They set the bar high with their first album, which went platinum.

But positive reaction to airplay of their comeback single This Ain't A Love Song has got them in confident mood.

The record is set for release on 12 April and it's the culmination of many hours in the studio.

Singer Roy Stride told Newsbeat: "We worked really hard... spent the best part of a year really grafting.

"There was such success with the first album we thought it would be an injustice if we didn't. We nearly went insane in our quest for pop perfection."

Follow-up fears?

Their self-titled first album sold over 700,000 copies and spawned three top 40 singles - two in the top ten.

So are they worried about the second album curse?

"Not really," Stride said. "We spent a long time on it though because we wanted to make sure it was better than the first. I can honestly say it is. We really like this record.

"Reception from the single has been amazing. It seems to have connected with loads of people. Which is all you can ask for."

This Ain't A Love Song is coming out just in time for Easter -which is a well thought-out plan, according to the band.

"We feel not enough people have gone for the Easter number one. A lot of people say: 'Oh I've had a Christmas number one'," drummer Peter Ellard said. "Have you had an Easter number one? No? Thought not."

Recording aside, the band have been busy launching their own TV channel: "It's three guys, one camera, and no clue. It's just basically us mucking around in the studio.

"Bands usually send out e-mails but we thought, 'Why not do it in a TV show? People would really appreciate that'. And the five people that watched it did."

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