After five years apart, when The View decided to get back together, these three old friends quickly discovered just how much they had missed everything about being in a band and figured that if they were going to make a proper comeback, they’d need to go for broke.
And that decision is now paying off in style. Last year saw them move 10,000 tickets in Glasgow alone before taking the stage to a roar of approval. They then raised the bar at the beginning of the year with the release of ‘Feels Like’, their first new material in eight years, which received its first Radio 2 play from Jo Whiley. News of the release of their long-awaited new album ‘Exorcism of Youth’ on 11 August led to coverage in the NME, Radio X and the Daily Record, while Underplay shows in Manchester and London sold out immediately.
The chart-topping, platinum-certified band have absolutely no intention of letting up as they just released their latest single, ‘Neon Lights’, a track that proves that they are just as fiery as ever, infusing the band’s flair for instant indie anthems with a swaggering confidence and moody elegance.
Commenting on the band’s latest release, bassist Kieran Webster says, “‘Neon Lights’ wants to hold a mirror up to today’s ultra-capitalist society and the institutions that keep this unjust system in place for their own benefit.”
Like the rest of the soon-to-be-released LP ‘Exorcism of Youth’, ‘Neon Lights’ was written by The View and recorded in Granada, Spain with Grammy-winning producer Youth (The Verve, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Charlatans).
‘Exorcism of Youth’ is available to pre-order HERE. Album formats include a limited edition signed white vinyl, a limited run of 50 test pressings, and an exclusive bonus four-track CD.
Next month’s sold-out shows in Manchester and London represent The View’s first shows in both cities in several years. Their summer festival schedule is also taking shape with a headline set at The Mighty Boof, a homecoming show at TRNSMT, a London gig as special guests to Kaiser Chiefs, and Victorious already confirmed.
10th – Manchester, Deaf Institute (SOLD OUT)
11th – London, Oslo (SOLD OUT)
27th – Neighbourhood Weekender
28th – Darwen Live
7th – TRNSMT
8th – London, Greenwich Royal Naval College (special guests to Kaiser Chiefs)
18th – 19th – The Mighty Boof (HEADLINERS)
25th – Victorious
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