The View at T In The Park: ‘We want to release fourth album by Christmas’

Kyle Falconer also tells NME about jumping from a pillar at the festival five years ago
The View’s Kyle Falconer has told NME that the band hope to release their next album by the end of the year.

Speaking at T In The Park, Falconer said that they’ve already started demoing tracks for the follow-up to ‘Bread and Circuses’, which was only released in March of this year.

“We’ve got a couple of new tunes that we’ve just done recently and we wanted to put them in [the festival setlist], but because we’ve only got a 45 minute set, so it was hard to fit them in,” explained Falconer, telling NME about a new track called ‘Don’t Lean On Me’.

“We’ve demoed them, we’ve got CDs of them,” he added. “We want to go to the studio within a couple of months and get all these songs out and demo [the rest of] them and get the record done as soon as possible… If it all goes to plan, we’d like it come out before Christmas, but that’s really hoping!”

The frontman the told NME about the time he injured himself at T In The Park after jumping off a pillar into the crowd in 2006 – the first year The View played here – during Primal Scream’s set. “It was inside a tent and I climbed up it [the pillar], and everyone was saying jump off it, so I jumped off it. I had to get stitches.”

Falconer revealed that his favourite ever T In The Park was his first one, in 2002, when he got to the very front of the crowd to watch Oasis.

Primal Scream supported, and there was a big riot. We barged through the barriers and walked up to the very front. My mum videoed it – we’ve still got it on VCR, me and Pete [Reilly] [guitarist].”

The View took to the festival’s Main Stage just before 6pm.

The View played:

‘Wasted Little DJs’
‘Face For The Radio’
‘Tragic Magic’
‘Same Jeans’
‘Superstar Tradesman’
‘Shock Horror’

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