Friday, April 27, 2007

The View boast of drinking prowess

Dundee rockers The View have said their reputation as hard drinking party animals is fair - and that Primal Scream are the only band that can keep up with them.

The four-piece outfit - Kyle Falconer, Kieren Webster, Pete Reilly and Steven Morrison - have earned quite a reputation since exploding onto the scene last year.

They have supported Babyshambles as well as Primal Scream, and frontman Kyle told The Daily Telegraph that even Pete Doherty struggled to keep up with their antics.

When questioned about the band's reputation, the singer said: "It's pretty much true. The only band that are like us are Primal Scream. Even Babyshambles - it's only Pete Doherty that goes mad. The rest of them are pretty straight."

They earned the notoriety after being banned from a West London hotel bar, and drummer Steve was arrested with Kate's boyfriend for driving down a one-way street in Birmingham last year.

It hasn't affected their success, though - debut album Hats Off To The Buskers entered the chart at No 1 in January and they will play at T In The Park on July 7 before hitting the Reading and Leeds festivals on August 25 and 26.

Virgin News, 27th April 2007


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