Wednesday, October 04, 2006

View to a good night out

DUNDEE four-piece The View play the Colosseum tommorow (Thursday) fresh from supporting Primal Scream.

The band have embarked on a national tour to promote new single Superstar Tradesman, released by 1965 Records on October 23, following a triumphant performance at this year's T In The Park festival and a support slot with Primal Scream which won rave reviews.

Teenagers Kyle, Keiran, Peter and Steve formed The View from the ashes of a school covers band and started writing and rehearsing original songs only a year ago.

Compared to the likes of The Buzzcocks and The Libertines, the band's early demo tapes featuring songs such as The Don, Skag Trendy and the aforementioned Superstar Tradesman were discovered by former Rough Trade A&R man James Endeacott.

Endeacott quickly signed the band up to his fledgling 1965 Records imprint and The View's reputation has sky-rocketed ever since.

Tickets for the band's sell-out show in Edinburgh earlier this year were exchanging hands for £100 on eBay, while a host of gigs on this national tour have sold out.

Debut single Wasted Little DJs entered the charts at number 15 in August, and the band have recorded an as-yet untitled debut album with acclaimed producer Owen Morris, the man behind The Verve's seminal A Northern Soul album and Oasis' debut Definitely Maybe.

Tickets to The View at the Colosseum, in Primrose Hill Street, cost £5 in advance. Doors open at 7pm

by Mike Green
Coverntry Observer, 4th October 2006


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