Preview: The View at The 1865, Southampton


Dundee’s finest indie-rockers The View are back on the road and will head to Southampton as part of their 11 date UK tour.

They’ll be performing songs from their latest album, Ropewalk, which was their first record in three years. Songs such as ‘Under the Rug’ and ‘Marriage’ are sure to delight the crowd alongside the rest of their catalogue of hits. Hit singles, ‘Same Jeans’, ‘Wasted Little DJs’ and ‘How Long’ will set Southampton’s newest music venue alight if The View are indeed “on fire” (something that the hardcore fans like to chant at their shows).

Lead singer Kyle Falconer was just 18 when the band released their debut single and ten years later his voice remains as jagged and wispy as when the teenager first reflected on wardrobe malfunctions back in 2006. In true rock star spirit, Falconer took some time out of music while he entered rehab prior to working on their new album. However, the delayed return was well worth it; Ropewalk was released last September and received 8/10 ratings from both NME and Q. Indie music is often criticised for “sounding the same” but The View have carved out their own distinct sound which remains unique nine years after the release of debut album Hats Off to the Buskers. The blend of high energy blitzes and slow ballads across their five studio albums have proved a recipe for success at their critically lauded live shows.

If the form book is anything to go by, The 1865 could be in for one of the best nights in its short history.

The View play at The 1865 in Southampton on 17th April and tickets are still available.


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