Scouting for Girls and The Courteeners sign up to use Mapex and Paiste

A raft of new artsts have signed up to join the Mapex and Paiste endorsee programme. Find out more below...

Scouting for Girls - Pete Ellard
Playing: Mapex Saturn and Paiste Twenty Series

Scouting for Girls started 2008 with a No.1 album. These lifelong friends are one of the most exuberant and successful British acts in years. From promoting regular pub gigs in their hometown, Scouting for Girls' ear for a melody and knack for a tune meant things began to progress quickly. Within days of signing a deal with Epic Records (Valentines´ Day 2007) they were swept out to the legendary Helioscentric Studios in East Sussex to record their debut album with producer Andy Green.

Drummer Pete Ellard now continuously relies upon his Mapex Saturn kit for demanding tour schedules that take him worldwide throughout the year.

Pete now also plays the new Paiste Twenty series cymbals that give him the rich tones the band require for their unique and catchy pop sound.

The Courteeners- Michael Campbell
Playing: Mapex Pro M and Paiste 2002 Wild

The Courteeners formed in Manchester, 2006 with guitarist and vocalist Liam Fray, drummer Michael Campbell, Guitarist Conan Moores and bassist Mark Cuppello. Citing Oasis as their idols, the band offer a more contemporary, dynamic sound with riff and beat combinations that promise to fill indie dance floors for years to come, long after Champagne Supernova has been left on the gym bench dateless.

Drummer Michael Campbell now takes to the stage with his Pro M, all Maple kit which has seen him rocking festivals such as V, T in the Park, Ibiza Rocks and a full Academy tour of the United Kingdom.

Michael now plays the new Paiste 2002 Wild series which scream with volume and clarity and cut through the toughest festival mixes and perform night after night when put through their paces in venues country-wide.

Primal Scream - Darrin Mooney
Playing: Paiste 2002 and Signature Series

When drumming with one of the world´s legendary bands, Darrin Mooney now calls upon Paiste to support Primal Scream´s ever evolving sound.

With a mix of 2002 and Signature cymbals in his set-up, Darrin has selected the perfect combination of weight and tone that performs sonically as well as physically in the rigorous timetable Primal Scream keep the world over.

The Troubadours - Nathan Elmo Watts
Playing: Mapex Pro M

The Troubadours' distinct style consists of a unique blend of genres such as Rockabilly, '60s garage-rock and have, of late been noted by both Paul Weller and John Leckie as 'classic British songwriters'.

Drummer Elmo Watts has recently taken delivery of a fantastic new Mapex Pro M all maple kit in Transparent Midnight Black, which has already seen intense action in sold-out venues around the UK and Europe.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.