Thursday, January 11, 2007

The View

The View are a four piece indie rock/punk rock band from Dryburgh, a small district in Dundee, Scotland. They have been active in the music scene since early 2005, supporting more renowned acts including Babyshambles, Primal Scream and The Undertones. The band initially based themselves at The Bayview pub in the Menzieshill district of Dundee, not too far from their native Dryburgh. From this pub, the band took their name. Shortly after they moved to The Doghouse, a respected music venue in Dundee's city centre, where they came to the attention of local music promoters, management and ever-growing fan-base.

The band are currently signed to 1965 Records and their debut single, Wasted Little DJs, was released 7 August 2006. The single entered the UK MTV/NME video charts on 9 July 2006 and climbed to top this chart the same day it reached 15 in the UK singles chart on 13 August 2006. The band followed up with their second single Superstar Tradesman, released 23 October 2006, also reaching #15 in the UK. Same Jeans will be the third single to be released before the album. In the summer of 2006, they began to record their debut album, with Owen Morris, who has previously produced albums by Oasis and The Verve. Titled Hats Off to the Buskers, the album is released 22 January 2007.

The View, new kids of Scotland, or the 'Scottish Monkeys', as they're sometimes referred, are one of the most promising acts coming from Island in this year. Supported heavily from NME, these kids pretend to repeat the story once seen with the Arctic Monkeys. The time will show if they'll succeed. Recommended for all the fans of the Arctic Monkeys, the Fratellis, the Kooks, etc.

The View - Sampler
The View @ MySpace

The Shins - Vincing The Night Away (2007) !!!
The Court And Spark - Hearts !!!
Alternative Albums
Matisyahu - Yooth
Slightly Stupid - Everything You Need
Alternative: Jesus Lizard, PJ Harvey, Pixies, David Bowie, At The Drive In, etc.
Asian Dub Foundation, Pixies, Coldplay, Eskobar, etc.


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