Indie heroes The View are planning a UK trek in support of their new album Cheeky for a Reason, which could well be their best release since classic 2007 debut Hats off to the Buskers.
It’s not as if the band has been idle in that time either, further refining their song craft and delivering another two excellent records on the way. But Cheeky for a Reason is full of more choruses than you can shake a stick at, as well as some more interesting moments too.
The View have been a little bit forgotten since their commercial peak in 2007: ‘Wasted Little DJs’ and ‘Superstar Tradesman’ both reaching number 15 in the singles chart before ‘Same Jeans’ set up camp at number 3 and stayed there for ages. The fact that it’s still a staple in indie clubs says a lot, but now Kyle Falconer and the boys have a few more tunes that are likely to receive an airing all around the country.
The Dundee lads are getting to be a bit of a live phenomenon too, as you might expect after over 6 years together playing to increasingly bigger venues, even heading up the Radio 1/NME tent at Reading and Leeds Festival. Backed up by more songs that are guaranteed to become fan favourites, it’s looking like this trip will not be one to miss. With trips to Troon, Glasgow, Perth and Edinburgh as well as plenty of dates further south (if you’re that way inclined) it should be a tour to remember for the View boys.
Check out Ticket.com for availability on the August dates. Cheeky for a Reason was released on Monday 9th July, so there’s plenty of time for you to learn the words.
By Stephen Patrick