Coming from a background in Dundee, Scotland, The View have come from humble beginnings to assert themselves as a one of the most exciting young rock bands that only happens once in a generation.
Plucked from their somewhat bleak youth training jobs and blasting straight into a number 1 debut album, cash, wealth, fame and infamy in equal doses before their twenties, it’s easy to understand that it’s been an intense and electrifying journey. Recognition as an incredible live band came early.
Kyle Falconer on vocals and rhythm guitar, Kieren Webster on bass, Peter Reilly on lead guitar and Steve Morrison on drums got together and recorded an EP with a local label. On the strength of this success they went on to sign with James Endeacott’s 1965 label through Columbia. Gaining wide notoriety and massive radio coverage with hit singles off their debut album ‘Hats off to the Buskers’ led on an intense period of international touring and promotion. Countless YouTube moments can be found here.
Gathering their thoughts in the lead up to a third album, and still charmingly young and youthful. Drawing on the best aspects of their previous efforts, the catchy simplicity of Hats Off… and the unexpected maturity of comeback ‘Which Bitch’, a bewitching if not instantly commercial album.