The View’s visa problems put SXSW appearance in doubt

Dundee band hope the problems will be resolved in time

The View are hoping that their past visa problems won’t stop them from playing next year’s SXSW festival.

The Dundee band, who have been asked to play the Texas festival in March, are currently in the process of applying for visas – despite being turned down in the past.

The Scottish group have had problems before because frontman Kyle Falconer has a conviction for cocaine possession.

“They [The View] are hoping that this time they will get the go-ahead from embassy officials,” a band insider told The Daily Record. “Kyle [Falconer] has kept his nose clean. He’s been a very good boy and this is what they hope will make the difference.”

Meanwhile, the band are busy working on the follow-up to their second album, ‘Which Bitch?‘, with plans of releasing it before next summer’s festival season.

“We’re hoping to get the album out before the festival season if it kills us,” said guitarist Pete Reilly. “We are beating tunes out right, left and centre, even if we wake up in the middle of the night with an idea for a song.”