Scouting for Girls have announced they will go on a break while they work out what the next chapter in their story is.
The two-million-record-selling band’s front man and chief songwriter Roy Stride told Tina Campbell their Greatest Hits album will be their last for a while.
The 32-year-old Londoner said: “I think we’re going to go off and do some other stuff next year, I’m not even sure if we’re going to play.
“We’ve sort of got to decide what the next chapter is. For us, it kind of feels like the end of like, a trilogy – like Star Wars.”
The Ivor Novello nominated writer, who has penned songs for One Direction and Alexandra Burke said: “I’m going to spend the next year writing, writing for Scouting For Girls, writing for other artists.
"I really love writing, there’s not really anything else I can do with Scouting, we’ve had number one records, we’ve played the biggest festivals in the world, we’ve played the biggest stages, sold out tours so it’s kind of like, I need a new challenge. That’s what I want to do for next year.
“I think if we come back with Scouting For Girls then we need to do something that is just mind-blowingly phenomenal.
“It has to be so good, so undeniably good and until we get that, I’m not going to do it.
“We’ll never split up because I don’t know what Greg and Pete would do.
“They both used to work at Threshers. We’ve got V Festival and a race course tour this summer and after that a bit of a rest”.
Scouting For Girls' new single 'Millionaire' is released 22nd July. It is taken from album Scouting For Girls Greatest Hits released 29th July. For more information on their live dates visit scoutingforgirls.com
Roy Stride spoke to Meridian Radio presenter Tina Campbell during her Craveonmusic show broadcast from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital station in Woolwich.
Meridian Radio is a charity funded operation broadcast from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in and manned entirely by volunteers. For more information, visit meridianradio.co.uk or craveonentertainment.com