Scholars released their debut album 'Always Lead, Never Follow' in April to great critical acclaim; last month they also released a limited edition companion EP 'Never Follow, Always Lead' featuring unreleased tracks, cover songs and alternative versions.
Chris Aylett (bass) explains: "While writing our own songs and creating things from nothing is what drives our band, we've always got a kick out of playing covers. They'd often come together by accident during breaks at rehearsal, sometimes starting off as a joke and ending up sounding good.
"We also love taking our own songs to pieces and totally reinterpreting them. It's a pretty healthy process, it helps you to figure out what's good and what's not so good about what you do."
After a series of festival dates this summer, Scholars will take to the road in September/October for their biggest headline shows to date.
Saturday 27-Jul-13 Bournemouth Burn Out Festival
Sunday 4-Aug-13 Derbyshire Y Not Festival
Friday 27-Sep-13 Devon Betafest
Sunday 29-Sep-13 Gloucester Underground Festival
Monday 30-Sep-13 Birmingham O2 Academy 3
Tuesday 01-Oct-13 Nottingham Red Rooms @ Rock City
Friday 04-Oct-13 Manchester Sound Control
Saturday 05-Oct-13 Stoke Sugarmill
Sunday 06-Oct-13 Glasgow King Tuts
Monday 07-Oct-13 Edinburgh Electric Circus
Wednesday 09-Oct-13 Leeds Cockpit 3
Thursday 10-Oct-13 Sheffield Corporation
Friday 11-Oct-13 Bristol The Louisiana
Sunday 13-Oct-13 Southampton Joiners
Tuesday 15-Oct-13 Guildford The Boileroom
Wednesday 16-Oct-13 London Borderline