The View

Formed 2005.

Scottish indie rock band

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Kyle Falconer chats to Janice Long

Kyle Falconer of The View chats to Janice about their new album, 7 Year Setlist.

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The View are a Scottish indie rock band. They incorporate various styles such as punk, pop, alternative rock, pop punk, powerpop and folk in their music. They are best known for their 2007 single Same Jeans which reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. The band are currently signed to 1965 Records and their first single, "Wasted Little DJs", was released on 12 August 2006. The single entered the MTV2/NME charts on 9 July 2006, eventually reaching number one on 13 August 2006. On the same day, the song reached number 15 in the UK Singles Chart.

The View released their debut album Hats Off to the Buskers on 22 January 2007, which entered the UK Album Chart at number one the following week. It was nominated for the 2007 Mercury Music Prize.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Cheeky for a Reason

    Cheeky for a Reason 2012

    Reviewed by Martin Aston
    A more grown-up sound permeates this fourth LP from the Dundee quartet.
  2. Review of Bread and Circuses

    Bread and Circuses 2011

    Reviewed by Mark Beaumont
    Ambition gels with ability and strengths, producing magic results.
  3. Review of Which Bitch

    Which Bitch 2009

    Reviewed by Keira Burgess
    One band who have dodged, or shunned the draining corporate mentality.
  4. Review of Hats Off To The Buskers

    Hats Off To The Buskers 2007

    Reviewed by Matt Humphreys
    ...When they stop trying so hard The View have a robust charm all of their own.
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