Mercury Music Prize 2007 nominees: The View

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We profile The View ahead of tonight's big announcement

Name: The View

Album: ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’

Odds: 17/1

Who: Dundee’s firest foursome The View worked with Oasis’Definitely Maybe’ producer Owen Morris for their debut, and it shows. The anthemic album soundtracked the summer’s festivals and the band have one big fan in Pete Doherty who heard them busking outside his tourbus and passed a tape along to his old A&R man. Will the judges be similarly swayed later?

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