The View - 'Standard'

The View - 'Standard'

They've had the same themes on for seven years now – Dundee slang, drug references and tales of gutter living. But with 'Standard', a new track lobbed onto their greatest hits collection 'Seven Year Setlist', The View try a languid folk strummer...

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The View - 'The Clock'

The View - 'The Clock'

Avert your minds from his quite excellent nickname (hi Crazy Mo!), and you’ll see that The View’s drummer Steven Morrison is currently rocking the finest facial hair since Spinal Tap hero Derek Smalls. Mainly because it’s the exact same...

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The View - 'Cheeky For A Reason'

The View - 'Cheeky For A Reason'

Five or six years ago, if you were young and working class and wrote straightforward songs with catchy choruses on instruments made of wood, it must’ve been tempting to assume you couldn’t fail. The mid-noughties, after all, were a time when...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear (11/04/11)

10 Tracks You Have To Hear (11/04/11)

1. The View – ‘I Need That Record’ The message of Record Store Day is a simple one: records are ace, and the world will be a much shitter place when there are no shops you can walk in and buy them while talking to other folk doing the...

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Album Review: The View - Bread and Circuses (1965)

The View - Bread and Circuses (1965)

After the poor sales of ‘Which Bitch? ’, The View had to think seriously what was more important to them: the drugs or the music? Producer Owen Morris was burdened with the blame for the drug-fuelled cock-up, and Youth was drafted in to...

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Live review: The View

Live review: The View

Checklist: first album that sums up your general shouty, shambolic, Scottish shtick: check. Second ‘darker’, ‘more experimental’ album that takes the bits that people liked from the first but, like, pushes the boundaries with them, maaan:...

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The View, Twisted Wheel, Tommy Sparks

The View, Twisted Wheel, Tommy Sparks

There’s a brilliant moment towards the end of The View’s triumphant set tonight. It comes after the band have survived stage invasions from their raging and inebriated label manager James Endeacott, after they’ve kicked their way through a...

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The View

The View

Commercial suicide; The Monkees did it with 1968’s Frank Zappa-collaborating audio-visual brainfuck Head. Slade did it with their 1975 faux rockumentary Slade In Flame. You might even argue The Stone Roses did the same with their riff-heavy 1994...

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The View/The Metros/Holy Ghost Revival/Frank Sidebottom/The Hugs; ULU, London, Saturday, December 8

The View/The Metros/Holy Ghost Revival/Frank...

It may not yet be even two years old but, by striking a rare balance between credibility and great tunes, 1965 Records seem to have hit the indie nail bang on the head. The beloved baby of former Rough Trade man James Endeacott (the fella who A&Rd...

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The View

The View

A slow-burning acoustic number from a band from Dundee who specialise in quicksilver ruffian-pop. Hmm… we smell a rather large rat. Good grief, didn’t they release their last single just the other week? Yes, and isn’t this like the fifth...

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