Monday, January 22, 2007

Queues for The View’s debut album

The long wait for the debut album from Dundee band The View came to an end today as hundreds of their hometown fans rushed out to snap up a copy (writes Laurie Watson, Grapevine writer).
The Dryburgh foursome’s first long-player has received glowing reviews from all sections of the music Press.
It looks set to ride high in next weekend’s charts with Pete, Kieren, Kyle and Steve’s local fanbase turning out in force to play their partin its success.

As with their successful single releases, the album Hats Off To The Buskers became the latest must have fashion accessory in the city as young and old alike queued up to bag their copy at lunchtime.

Recorded in Yorkshire last spring with producer Owen Morris, the album boasts 14 tracks including their hit singles, Wasted Little DJs, Superstar Tradesman and latest number three smash Same Jeans.

To mark the occasion Dundee’s Fopp store in the Overgate Centre has decided to run an in-store competition to support the new album with an exclusive one-off canvas of The View from artist AK-80 along with a limited edition print signed by the foursome.

Fopp manager Janet Ingram reported strong sales throughout the morning as well as record levels of pre-orders for the album.

“It’s great news for Dundee and there’s a real buzz around the city and in new music in general,” she said.

She went on, “We’ve never had a new release receive so many pre-orders.

“For the past few weeks we’ve had loads of people coming in and asking about the album, even the grannies are coming in and asking about The View.

The View are also celebrating their first top ten single after latest release Same Jeans climbed to number three in the charts. The Dryburgh four-piece’s song, which entered at number 11 last week, has sold around 30,000 copies in the past seven days to propel it into the top ten.

Evening Telegraph 22/1/07


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