Dundee, a Scottish city, cannot boats of a rich music history well known in the rest of the world. However, this place is the cradle of the young rock band The View that has all the chances to grow into an influential British group. When the lineup was complete, the average age of the participants was just eighteen years. The lads, Steve, Kyle, Kieren and Peter, did not have any far-reaching intentions when they organized an ensemble to play covers of other performers’ big hits, not much attention to stylistic limitations. The Scottish held their beginning performances in 2005. They would have their rehearsals in the backroom of The Bayview Bar, whose name gave them the idea of what to call their band. Finally, given a name, The View began working on their own material. The cheerful music was a perfect match to the simple and playful lyrics. Even the musicians themselves could not give a more accurate definition to their own stuff. The View did not find it difficult to captivate the hearts of the local rockers, yet the conquering of the other lands was not that easy task. The band’s love performances alone were not enough, which pushed the group to start looking for a music production company. In the long run, they signed a contract with 1965 Records.

To prepare their debut album, The View decided to cooperate with the famed producer Morris Owen, a partner of The Verve, and Oasis. Enchanted with the spirit of freedom and the chance to act like true rockers, the young musicians sank deep into dissipation dragging out the recording process. According to their recollections, Owen would like the idea to interfere with the wok and visit a striptease bar or a pub. With the strippers and champagne no more interesting and new, the band focused on the music once again. The long and much anticipated long player, Hats Off to the Buskers, was finally released in January 2007. The work was sensationally good and even made it straight to the top of the British charts, also nominated for Mercury Music Prize. The music by The View took critics and listeners on a journey back to The Libertines, a band once credited with bright future, yet dissolved after releasing only two albums. Concerts were the trademark of the Scottish musicians as they knew how to turn on the audience and enjoyed what they were doing immensely. Among all the gigs they had, The View were particularly enthusiastic to play alongside The Babyshambles, since they all had always been great supporters of this band.

The View’s cancel of the US tour became a great scandal after they failed to get visas. This became impossible after the discovery of the band’s singer Kyle’s drug troubles. He was even penalized with a considerable fine for cocaine possession. The View continued working with extravagant Owen and spent the large part of 2008 in the studio recording the material for the sophomore album. The relatively low charts positions of the album singles 5Rebbeccas, and Horror Show, released in advance, seeded skepticism among The View’s supporters waiting for the new studio effort. To their big surprise, the long player Which Bitch outdid all the expectations. Released in February 2009, it speeded to the Top 10 of the British fresh albums and proved very highly bankable. Apparently, the Scottish formation The View know their job and have only started their glorious musical journey.

Studio Albums

The View, Ropewalk mp3Ropewalk
  • Indie Rock
  • Indie Pop
The View, Cheeky for a Reason mp3Cheeky for a Reason
  • Indie Rock
The View, Bread and Circuses mp3Bread and Circuses
  • Indie Rock
  • Indie Pop
The View, Which Bitch? mp3Which Bitch?
On its second album Which Bitch? the Scottish band has once again made all the songs different demonstrating the wide range of its musical interests. Stylish and diverse, it proves to be a great continuation of the debut
  • Indie Rock
The View, Hats Off to the Buskers mp3Hats Off to the Buskers
The guys from The View are yong and hot, so the sound is youthful, full of spirit and excitement. The View has an incredible knack for making genuinely enjoyable, lively and fresh songs that make you want to get up and jump around
  • Indie Rock
  • Indie Pop
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