Thursday, January 25, 2007

Band to enjoy The View from the top

HATS OFF to The View, who look like becoming a gold-selling album band with their debut release, Hats Off To The Buskers.

The album, just released on Monday, has exceeded all expectations and the Dundee band are looking dead certs for the number one spot in the UK album charts on Sunday.

Last night the album was sitting only 3000 copies away from becoming a gold-seller, with 47,000 copies having been sold in three days.

Its nearest rival, Damon Albarn’s The Good, The Bad and The Queen, which was expected to make a strong challenge for the top spot, had sold around 20,000.

It is a phenomenal achievement in a fantastic week for the Dryburgh boys, who celebrated their third single, Same Jeans, hitting number three in the charts on Sunday.

Guitarist Pete Reilly said, “We’re all absolutely over the moon, it’s unbelievable, none of us can believe it.

“It’s better than we ever thought possible and all our families are just delighted, they can’t believe it, either.”

The boys were immediately brought back down to earth last night, though, when their hired bus broke and they had to continue their journey being towed by a pick-up van.

Typically, the down-to-earth foursome just laughed at the irony of being probably the first number one album band to be taken to their gig by the AA.

“We got to about Glasgow and the bus, a hired splitter van, broke down and we had to get the AA,” Pete laughed.

“We were on our way to play a gig for Kerrang! Radio in Birmingham; it’s quite funny, really.”

The band had just played a surprise, secret hometown gig for family and friends in Dundee on Tuesday night.

“We played at Dexter’s and it was brilliant. Our mates The Law and Luva Anna played as well and for once it wasn’t too busy, we kept it to about 200 people and it was just perfect.

“Everybody had a great time, it was all the grannies and everybody.”

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