CHART-TOPPING Indie rockers Scouting For Girls are embarking on a huge headline tour this winter in support of their brand new album, The Trouble With Boys.

The tour includes a date at the O2 Academy in Boscombe on Thursday, December 5. Roy Stride, Greg Churchouse and Pete Ellard rose to fame in 2007 with their self-titled debut record, which topped the charts the following year.

They are best known for their summer-tinged pop-rock anthems including She’s So Lovely, Elvis Ain’t Dead, This Ain’t A Love Song and Heartbeat.

The first single off the new album Grown Up is described as “a satisfyingly catchy summer anthem”. A band member said: “We are so excited to release The Trouble with Boys, our first studio album in four years. We’re really proud of it and genuinely feel it’s our best collection of songs since our debut.

“Both albums really benefited from the extra time and care we spent writing and recording them. I can’t wait for people to hear it. Touring is our very favourite aspect of being in this band. Our 2017 anniversary tour was so incredible that we’re pulling out all the stops to beat it.

“We’ve got a handful of new tunes, some old fan favourites we haven’t played for years plus all the big singles. We can’t wait.”

Scouting For Girls are also playing an extensive list of summer festivals. Tickets for the headline tour go on sale on July 19.

* Scouting For Girls have sold over 1.5 million albums, two million singles, had four Brit Award nominations, an Ivor Novello nomination, four top ten singles and sold-out Wembley Arena.