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“A glorious collection of ragged guitar pop” – 8/10 – Classic Rock 

“The View have a gutsy garage-rock back catalogue that is bustling with energy, and sticks two fingers up to mediocrity” – Clash

The new tour will round off a busy year, including supporting the legendary Stone Roses in front of 50,000 people at Glasgow Green, Kyle Falconer performing a very special solo acoustic show as support to The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, a tour with Propaganda – the UK’s biggest indie night – and a momentous performance outside London’s Tate Modern for Bono’s charity ‘ONE’, joining forces with other acts like Biffy Clyro and Jake Bugg to make a stand against poverty. Other touring highlights include headlining to almost 7000 people over three Scottish shows split between Dundee’s Caird Hall and Glasgow’s Barrowlands. The View will play further festival sets at T in The Park and Strawberry Fields Festival before their own headline tour in November and December.

However….The full list of Irish headline tour dates are –


2nd – Galway, Roisin Dubh

3rd –Cork, Cyprus Avenue

4th – Dublin, Academy 2

5th – Belfast, The Limelight

The new album ‘Seven Year Setlist’ spans The View’s journey to date from ‘Face For The Radio’ which originally featured on their self-titled debut EP which was released in 2006 up to the present day with three new songs in the shape of the single ‘Standard’ (as well as ‘Dirty Magazine’ and ‘Kill Kyle’). Along the way, it visits the #3 hit ‘Same Jeans’, ‘Wasted Little DJs’ which won Best Track at the NME Awards, another Top 15 hit with ‘Superstar Tradesman’, a Dirty Version of the ‘Which Bitch?’ album highlight ‘Shock Horror’ and ‘How Long’, the first single and opening track from ‘Cheeky For A Reason’ which was accompanied by a video starring Red Road / A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints actor Martin Compston.

The View – Kyle Falconer, Pete Reilly, Kieren Webster and Steven Morrison were formed in Dundee in 2005 by four former school friends. They have since hit the charts with all four of their albums – ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’ (#1), ‘Which Bitch?’ (#3), ‘Bread and Circuses’ (#14) and ‘Cheeky For A Reason’ (#9) – accumulated over 3.5 million views at YouTube and have excelled at numerous major festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, T in the Park and One Big Weekend.

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The View release new compilation album ‘Seven Year Setlist’ on June 14th on Cooking Vinyl + Band to support the Stone Roses at Glasgow Green on June 15th

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After making a glorious return with last year’s Top 10 album ‘Cheeky For A Reason’, which received numerous glowing reviews – some of the best of the band’s career so far – and also saw them winning Best Album 2012 at the Sunday Mail’s Great Scotland Awards and Album of the Year 2012 at The Scottish Music AwardsThe View have compiled some of their finest moments to date on the ‘Seven Year Setlist’ album which will be released on June 14th on Cooking Vinyl. The release of the album comes just days after they support the legendary Stone Roses in front of 50,000 people at Glasgow Green on June 15th.

“Over the years there’s been four studio albums, thousands of gigs, too much vodka and loads of memories on this crazy rock n’ roll journey,” says vocalist / guitarist Kyle Falconer. “So we wanted to create an album that was kinda like stopping and looking back over the years – with a few new tracks too. That’s the Seven Year Setlist.”

‘Seven Year Setlist’ spans The View’s journey to date from ‘Face For The Radio’ which originally featured on their self-titled debut EP which was released in 2006 up to the present day with two new songs in the shape of ‘Dirty Magazine’ and ‘Kill Kyle’. Along the way, it visits the #3 hit ‘Same Jeans’‘Wasted Little DJs’ which won Best Track at the NME Awards, another Top 15 hit with ‘Superstar Tradesman’, a Dirty Version of the ‘Which Bitch?’ album highlight ‘Shock Horror’ and ‘How Long’, the first single and opening track from ‘Cheeky For A Reason’ which was accompanied by a video starring Red Road / A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints actor Martin Compston.

The new material on the album reunites the band with Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve) who produced their Mercury Prize-nominated, #1 album ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’. The majority of the songs on the album were written by Falconer and bassist Kieren Webster, and features further production courtesy of Mike Crossey (Artic Monkeys, Foals) and Youth (Primal Scream).

The full album tracklisting is:

  1. Kill Kyle

  2. Grace

  3. Wasted little DJ’s

  4. 5 Rebeccas

  5. How Long

  6. The Don

  7. Skag Trendy

  8. Realisation

  9. Face For The Radio

  10. Tacky Tattoo

  11. The Clock

  12. Underneath The Lights

  13. Tragic Magic

  14. Same Jeans

  15. Dirty Magazine

  16. Superstar Tradesman

  17. Sunday

  18. Shock Horror

The View – completed by guitarist Pete Reilly and drummer Steven Morrison – recently completed their first full North American coast-to-coast tour which included a sold-out show at New York’s Bowdery Ballroom, a date at famous Los Angeles venue The Troubadour and a set at SXSW. In addition to the Stone Roses show, The View’s summer touring plans encompass two intimate homecoming shows at Dundee’s 20 Rocks venue (May 9th and 10th), a headline set at the Mighty Boof At The Playground festival (May 17th) and a return to T in the Park in July.

Formed in Dundee in 2005 by four former school friends, The View have hit the charts with all four of their albums – ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’ (#1), ‘Which Bitch?’ (#3)‘Bread and Circuses’ (#14) and ‘Cheeky For A Reason’ (#9) – accumulated over 3.5 million views at YouTube and have excelled at numerous major festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, T in the Park and One Big Weekend. Highlights of their recent tours include headlining to almost 7000 people over three Scottish shows split between Dundee’s Caird Hall and Glasgow’s Barrowlands, as well as a raucous set at Rockness which was abandoned due to safety fears and upgraded to a bigger tent due to the phenomenal turnout from fans.

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New Single from The View: ‘The Clock’ to be released Aug 24th

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Following a plethora of positive reviews for their new album ‘Cheeky For A Reason’ which powered into the charts at #9, The View continue their resurgence with the August 24th release of their new single ‘The Clock’ on Cooking Vinyl.

Produced by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Foals), ‘The Clock’ is a gritty, yearning ballad infused with emotion that neatly encapsulates the band’s mission statement of creating an album akin to “Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ done by The Clash.” ‘The Clock’ was written by vocalist/guitarist Kyle Falconer, bassist Kieren Webster and Angelo Petraglia, the unofficial fifth member of Kings Of Leon.

‘Cheeky For A Reason’ is the band’s fourth after the Mercury-nominated #1 debut ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’, the Top 10 follow-up ‘Which Bitch’ and 2011’s Top 20 ‘Bread & Circuses’. The band’s most freely eclectic work to date, the album flows from the Celtic-influenced melodic rush of ‘How Long’ through the pounding punk of ‘AB (We Need Treatment)’ to the 70s-styled hybrid of piano pop and rich vocal harmonies that define the closing track ‘Tacky Tattoo’.

Irish Dates:


7th – Belfast, Concert Hall, Northern Ireland

8th – Cork, Cyprus Avenue, Ireland

9th – Dublin, Whelan’s, Ireland


The View and Adela & The Meanits in the new issue of Hotpress Magazine.

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Out now in the new issue of Hotpress Magazine, Adela & The Meanits speak about their favourite instrument, their single ‘Andy’ gets the thumbs up from Hotpress and The View’s frontman Kyle Falconer speaks about the band and recording their latest album ‘Cheeky For A Reason’. 

Its all in this months issue!! Go buy it!

2012 Brings Repeated Chart Success For Cooking Vinyl in Uk & Ireland

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2012 Brings Repeated Chart Success For Cooking Vinyl in The Uk and Ireland

  • Two UK top-ten albums so far this year from The View and The Enemy
  • 8 charting albums in 2012 so far
  • Success cements reputation as powerhouse independent label

 Cooking Vinyl is having a great year in 2012, as albums by recent signings achieve chart success, including two UK top-ten releases. Scottish indie-rockers The View recently received excellent reviews and yesterday achieved a #9 in the OCC Album Chart with ‘Cheeky for a Reason’ (which also hit #1 in the Independent Album Charts), propelling them onto the Summer’s festival circuit, including dates at Reading and Leeds Festivals. One of several key releases in May, The Enemy’s ‘Streets in the Sky’ also charted at #9 in the OCC Album Charts.

Cooking Vinyl has also seen three albums in the official albums chart top 20 – (The Cult’s  ‘Choice of Weapon, Reverend & the Makers@reverend_makers’  and Marilyn Manson’s ‘Born Villain’). It also landed another three in the top 40 – (The Proclaimers‘Like Comedy’, Cranberries’ ‘Roses’ and Counting Crows’ ‘Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)’). This means that the label has had 8 charting album in 2012 so far, further cementing its reputation as a powerhouse independent.

May saw Marilyn Manson’s ‘Born Villain’ charting in the UK at #14, reaching number ten in the US albums chart and topping Billboard’s Hard Rock and Independent album charts. The first release on his own label, Hell etc., a joint venture with Cooking VInyl, its success is affirmation of the emerging bespoke label model for which Cooking Vinyl is steadily gaining its reputation. In addition, The Cult’s ‘Choice of Weapon’ reached #20 in the UK albums chart, outperforming the previous album by 52 chart places, as well as hitting the top spot on the UK Rock Chart.

In June, Sheffield band Reverend & The Makers’ ‘@reverend_makers’ reached #16 in the UK album chart, following a tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Said Rob Collins Director Cooking Vinyl Records “It’s great to see everyone’s hard work over the past year paying off and we’re proud to be able to provide our artists with results like these”


The View – Cheeky For a Reason –  9th July – #9

Reverend & The Makers – @reverend_makers – 18th June –  #16

The Cult – Choice of Weapon – 22nd May – #20

The Enemy – Streets in the Sky – 21st May – #9

The Proclaimers – Like Comedy – 7th May – #31

Marilyn Manson – Born Villain – 1st May – #14

Counting Crows – Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) – 10th April – #23

Cranberries –Roses – 27th February – #37

Irish Indie Chart Positions 2012:

The Cult – Choice of Weapon #15

Cranberries –Roses   #3

Marilyn Manson – Born Villain  #7

Counting Crows – Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)   # 7

The View – Cheeky For a Reason #13

About Cooking  Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.

 Cooking Vinyl take full responsibility for the management of a project whether functioning as a label or in a services-only setting. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.


The View album ‘Cheeky For A Reason’ Out now!!!

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Excellent reviews in for The View new album which is out now!!!!! go get it I am blasting it out on the office speakers now. #properqualitymusic

“Album no. 4 is as accomplished as anything they’ve done, with a touch of Fleetwood Mac” METRO * * *

“Triumphant” EVENING HERALD * * * *

“Entertainingly spirited. A heartfelt and largely enjoyable album” SUNDAY BUSINESS POST * * *

“Sweet melodies and jangling guitars with soaring choruses and bittersweet lyrics. Absolute genius” ***** THE SUNDAY MAIL

“Ear-wormy choruses, breezy melodies and a touch early Libs – the boys from Dundee are close to their best” NME 7/10

“Young lads with guitars and great tunes. Cheeky and brilliant” **** THE SUN

“The Scottish scamps come out fighting on best album yet” **** Q Magazine

“A rich vein of rock. Their best album since Hats Off To The Buskers” THE BIG ISSUE


The View announce a three-date Irish tour in Belfast, Cork and Dublin, this September.

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With the release of their new album on July 6th, The View announces a three-date Irish tour in Belfast, Cork and Dublin, this September.

The View will play:

Fri 7th Sep: BELFAST, Limelight

Sat 8th Sep: CORK, Cyprus Avenue

Sun 9th Sep: DUBLIN, Whelan’s

Tickets for their Dublin show is priced €22.90 incl. booking fee and on sale this Friday 22nd at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.ie

‘Cheeky For A Reason’ will be released by the bands new label Cooking Vinyl on July 6th and preceded by a single “How Long” on 25th June.

The album is the band’s fourth, after the Mercury-nominated #1 debut ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’, the Top 10 follow-up ‘Which Bitch’ and 2011’s Top 20 ‘Bread & Circuses’, and is currently being recorded at Liverpool’s Motor Museum Studios with producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Razorlight, Foals). Early track titles that are vying for inclusion on the album include ’Bunker’, ‘The Clock Has No Sympathy’,’ Anfield Row’ ‘How Long’ and ‘AB’.

The self-penned album includes three songs written by Kyle & Kieren with writer/producer and unofficial 5th member of Kings Of Leon – Angelo Petraglia.

The Scottish quartet will preview the album’s release by embarking upon an intimate UK tour in June & July. Allowing Irish fans to embrace the feedback prior to September, where we will see The View come to Irish shores to play three dates in Belfast, Cork and Dublin.


Irish PR contact: Linda@goodseedpr.com


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THE VIEW reveal new music video for Single ‘HOW LONG’
Taken from album ‘Cheeky For A Reason’

“How Long” is the first single taken from The View’s 4th album Cheeky For A Reason, released through Cooking Vinyl & released on July 9th. ( July 6th in Ireland )

Pre-Order Cheeky For A Reason: http://amzn.to/cheekyforareasontheview
How Long is available to buy now from iTunes: http://bit.ly/howlongitunes


Notes to Editor
Scott Davidson for Nipote Film
in association with the Visual Effects Research Lab

Producers :
Rose Hendry & Scott Davidson

Featuring Martin Compston
with Laura McMonagle, Lauren Andrew, Sky Barr, Julie Wilkes, Lorraine Murdoch, Sonny Rehilhu and introducing Steve Martin