Monday, October 15, 2007

ASCAP College Award

The View were honored with the ASCAP College Award for their platinum-selling debut album, "Hats Off To The Buskers."

The View are a four-piece band from Dundee, Scotland comprising songwriter/bassist Kieran Webster, songwriter/lead singer Kyle Falconer, lead guitarist Pete Reilly and drummer Steve Morrison. The band has a reputation for being one of the U.K.'s most exciting live acts and made their U.S. debut at a concert in New York City earlier this year. "Hats Off To The Buskers," featuring hit singles "Same Jeans," "Superstar Tradesman" and "Wasted Little DJ's" went to number one in the U.K. charts in January 2007. The album hit U.S. stores in May and features three bonus tracks exclusive to the U.S. release. They made the shortlist for the 2007 Mercury Prize and received a Best New Act nomination for the Q Awards 2007. Past honorees have included The Cribs, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, Chemical Brothers, Belle & Sebastian and Radiohead, among others.

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