Tuesday, January 16, 2007

STV Music Feature

Having entered the singles chart at number 11 on downloads alone, the physical release of The View's third single Same Jeans this week should see them score their first top 10 hit come Sunday’s top 40.

The single comes a week before the band's hotly anticipated debut album Hats Off to the Buskers is released on January 22, drawing comparisons with that other band who released their debut album almost exactly a year ago, Arctic Monkeys. Everyone knows their success story, and since that moment record companies have been attempting to create a similar scenario with another lucky band. The View, who are four unbelievably young lads from Dryburgh in Dundee, look like they could be that band. They may lack the lyrical dexterity of Arctic Monkeys, but Hats Off to the Buskers effortlessly channels their irresistable charm and gifted way with a simple guitar hook. Read our full review here.

But whatever the resulting chart success for the album, the boys won’t be resting on their laurels, as they embark on the NME Indie Rock tour on January 29 for a month of gigs up and down the UK. Also on the bill are The Automatic, The Horrors (another new band attracting column-inches in 2007) and Mumm-Ra, and the tour hits Scotland for two nights at Glasgow's Carling Academy on Feb 1 and 2. There’s still tickets available for the second night; check out Ticketmaster for more.

We’ll have more on The View on stv/music over the next few weeks, including an exclusive video interview when the band are in Glasgow.
  • You can watch our 2006 interview with the band here.
  • STV.tv 16/1/07


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