‘Tacky Tattoo’ and ‘Hold On Now’ as well as a B-side cover of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Addicted’ released on December 2nd
The View will bring 2012 to a close with a winter tour of the UK.
The View are back with a brand new single, “The Clock”, out 27th August. The single is taken off their top ten album “Cheeky For A Reason”, out now through Cooking Vinyl.
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The View are sick of being called ‘scallies’.
In their early days they were styled – by the press and themselves – as Scotland’s answer to The Libertines; confrontational, irreverent and armed with an exciting run of clattering punk singles.
But while The Libertines implosion was fairly spectacular, The View’s demise into indie irrelevance has been a far more muted affair. It’s a shame because, scallies or not, ‘Cheeky For A Reason‘ is a delightful pop record. Even if it is, by the band’s admission, about the same old stuff: birds, drinking and fighting.
The View frontman Kyle Falconer has said the band are hoping to shed their image as a band of ‘scallies’…before describing their new album as being inspired by ‘birds, drinks and fighting’.
To celebrate the release of The View‘s ‘Cheeky For Reason‘, Live4ever is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a signed copy of the brand new album.
The View have added six new dates to their already extensive UK tour, which kicked off in Inverness earlier this month.
Released as a digital download via iTunes, ‘How Long’ will be bundled with the bonus track ‘Mile Of Mine’.
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