The View’s Kyle Falconer: ‘We’re big fish in a small pond’

Scottish band to release new album 'Cheeky For A Reason' in July

The View‘s Kyle Falconer has spoken out about the band releasing their fourth album on independent label, Cooking Vinyl.

The singer told NME that the band now feel like “big fish in a small pond”, after departing Columbia Records where they felt they were overshadowed by bigger bands.

He admitted:

It was great being on a big label but we were always compared to Kings Of Leon and Kasabian and we were never going to be them.


The band will release their fourth album, which is titled ‘Cheeky For A Reason’, on July 2 and will precede the release with a yet-to-be-decided single on June 25.

They are currently still putting the finishing touches to the album in Liverpool’s Motor Museum Studios with Arctic Monkeys‘ producer Mike Crossey. Falconer revealed that the band had wanted Crossey for their last album, ‘Bread & Circuses’, but were pressured into choosing Youth by their label.

He said: “During the demo sessions for the last album, we were considering working with Crossey but, at the time, we were still signed to Columbia. They wanted us to work with Youth, so we could get a bigger sound and my singing could be more articulate.”

Falconer also revealed that the new record will see the band return to their roots and that he will go back to “singing more Scottish”, as Crossey wanted the band to be more themselves. The Scottish quartet will showcase the album with a UK tour, which begins at Stockton’s Ku Bar on June 10 and ends in Glasgow on July 12.

The View will play:

Stockton Ku Bar (June 10)
Leeds Cockpit (12)
Hull The Welly (13)
York The Duchess (14)
Sheffield Leadmill (16)
O2 Academy Liverpool (17)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (18)
Cardiff University (19)
Bristol Fleece (20)
Northampton Roadmender (22)
O2 Academy Oxford 2 (23)
Brighton Concorde 2 (24)
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (25)
London KOKO (26)
Cambridge Junction (28)
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (29)
Cleethorpes Pleasure Island (July 7)
Doncaster Dome (8)
Manchester HMV Ritz ( 9)
Newcastle O2 Academy Newcastle 2 (10)
O2 Academy Glasgow (12)


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