Monday, 2 April 2012

PREVIEW: The View - Cheeky For A Reason

The View issue their fourth album, entitled 'Cheeky For A Reason' on July 2nd. 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’. The album 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’.
When asked to describe the album, lead singer/guitarist Kyle Falconer said “its Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours done by The Clash”.
‘Cheeky For A Reason’ will be released by the bands new label Cooking Vinyl on Monday 2nd July and preceded by a single on 25th June. The self penned album includes three songs written by Kyle & Kieren with writer/producer and unofficial 5th member of Kings Of Leon – Angelo Petraglia. 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."

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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