Friday, August 25, 2006

Wasted Little DJs band in Norwich

Dundonian four-piece the View, who crashed into the charts at number 15 with their debut single Wasted Little DJs earlier this month, play Norwich Arts Centre on Wednesday.

Already building a fearsome reputation north of the border, the band formed in the Dryburgh area of the city three years ago. Named after the Bayview Hotel, the bar in which they initially rehearsed (they were subsequently banned from the premises for riding a scooter along the bar) the band signed to James Endeacott's new label 1965 records in a significant deal in the spring of 2006 following the release of an extremely limited edition EP on local label Two Thumbs.

2006 has also seen the View spark great interest following their live performance at Radio 1's Big Weekend in their hometown of Dundee on Zane Lowe's recommendation, and then going on to play at T in the Park, along with other festivals. They have toured with the likes of Babyshambles and recently supported Primal Scream and We Are Scientists.

The band decamped to rural Yorkshire in May to nail their debut album in two weeks flat with producer Owen Morris (producer of the Verve's seminal Northern Soul and Oasis' debut Definitely Maybe) at the helm. With all superfluous detail cast aside, the band produced an album full of over-driven pure pop thrills.

Fast and thrilling and fuelled by an almost cocky, first-take attitude, the band's debut album is set for release in the autumn. Doors 8pm. Tickets £6adv/£7door. 01603 660352


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