The View returned with their new album, Exorcism of Youth, last Friday, and they look set for their highest chart position since 2007 as the band make a final promotional push ahead of tomorrow’s official chart reveal.
This includes the release of latest single, Black Mirror, along with several record-store shows across the country, where the Dundee group have been impressing since bouncing back from the on-stage dispute in Manchester.
Speaking about the new track, frontman, Kyle Falconer commented: “‘Black Mirror’ isn’t a love song as it may appear on the surface, it’s an anti-hero escape into the consciousness of a person grappling with dark feelings in the early hours of a break-up.
“It’s schadenfreude, it’s about relishing in someone else’s misery when they have watched your demise. Basically looking at how people can be too afraid nowadays to feel those ugly emotions and just white wash them away but it’s okay to feel that sometimes, but it’s how you act on it that counts.”
The album was produced during sessions in Granada, Spain, with Grammy Award-winning producer, Youth (The Verve, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Charlatans).
The album is available in a range of physical formats, including a signed limited edition white vinyl, a strictly limited run of signed test pressings, and a bonus four-track CD. Assai Records also stock an exclusive signed limited edition transparent blue Obi edition.
You can support the band’s push for the number 1 album spot this week by buying a copy of ‘Exorcism of Youth’ HERE.
You can also hear the new material live this November, as The View head out on a UK tour which includes two homecoming shows at Dundee’s Caird Hall. Remaining tickets for both the record store appearances and the tour are available HERE.
Between the two runs, Kyle Falconer’s gig / theatre show ‘No Love Songs’ returns to Dundee Rep Theatre from August 31st to September 9th. Tickets are available HERE.
AUGUST – RECORD STORE APPEARANCES
18th – Dundee, Assai Records (lunchtime – SOLD OUT)
18th – Edinburgh, Assai Records (evening – SOLD OUT)
20th – Glasgow, Assai Records (lunchtime – SOLD OUT)
20th – Liverpool, Jacaranda (evening – SOLD OUT)
21st – Nottingham, Rough Trade (evening)
22nd – Kingston, Banquet Records (evening – SOLD OUT)
23rd – London, Rough Trade East (evening)
24th – Southampton, Vinilo (evening)
NOVEMBER – HEADLINE TOUR
2nd – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
3rd – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
4th – Manchester, O2 Academy 2
10th – Norwich, Waterfront
15th – Cambridge, Junction
16th – Bristol, Marble Factory
18th – Brighton, Concorde 2
22nd – Carlisle, Old Fire Station
23rd – Cardiff, Tramshed
24th – Leeds, Warehouse
25th – Keele, University
29th – Southampton, Engine Rooms
30th – Birmingham, The Mill
DECEMBER – HEADLINE TOUR
1st – Sheffield, Foundry
2nd – Newcastle, University
7th – London, Scala
13th – Edinburgh, O2 Academy
14th – Kilmarnock, Grand Hall
16th – Aberdeen, P&J Live – Hall C
17th – Dundee, Caird Hall (SOLD OUT)
18th – Dundee, Caird Hall (ADDED DATE)
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