INTERVIEW WITH THE VIEW
You’ve been in the game since the mid noughties – what do you think the biggest change in the industry has been in this time?
The bigest difference in my opinion is the way that music is getting released. Its the norm now to put out a free download first and a lot of lables don’t do hard copies anymore which just isn’t cool.
Your debut album was called ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’, tell us about the best busker you’ve ever seen…
We walked past a busker in Liverpool the other day & he was playing ‘face for the radio’. It was a genuine conincidence so I’m gonna say him .
You’e been nominated for a Mercury Prize in the past, how important do you think awards are for bands?
Awards are good fun but I dunno if they are particularly important, there a good laugh and make for good TV!
What’s the best thing about coming from Scotland? And the worst?
HA! When i was younger I used to think that playing T in the Park would be the coolest thing ever so ill say that playing t in the park is the coolest thing ive done. No worst bits :O)
You’ve been on the NME’s cool list – what’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
Definitely our first T in the Park show.
What’s your most memorable gig to-date?
Am I sounding like a broken record…T in the Park :O)
What can fans expect from your live show?
They can expect us to put on a show and a half…give it our all, whether were in Glasgow or Hull or Scarborough, We’ll put in one hundred percent and give them a show to remember.
What do you hope to achieve this year?
I wanted to make another record this year and we have already done that so I just hope everyone enjoys it. We’ve got some mega gigs coming up as well, touring the UK, Rockness and releasing our 4th album, so I just hope people like it and that we do the best shows we can.
The View play Cardiff Great Hall on June 19 and Bristol Fleece on June 20. More information at http://www.facebook.com/View
by 247 Magazine