Propaganda is thrilled to announce an extensive tour with one of the UK's most compelling rock bands, The View. These will be some of the most exciting nights yet at Propaganda.
After making a glorious return with last year's Top 10 album 'Cheeky For A Reason', which received numerous glowing reviews - some of the best of the band's career so far - and also saw them winning Best Album 2012 at the Sunday Mail's Great Scotland Awards and Album of the Year 2012 at The Scottish Music Awards, The View have compiled some of their finest moments to date on the 'Seven Year Setlist' album which will be released on June 17th on Cooking Vinyl. The release of the album comes just days before they support the legendary Stone Roses in front of 50,000 people at Glasgow Green on June 15th.
"Over the years there's been four studio albums, thousands of gigs, too much vodka and loads of memories on this crazy rock n' roll journey," says vocalist / guitarist Kyle Falconer. "So we wanted to create an album that was kinda like stopping and looking back over the years - with a few new tracks too. That's the Seven Year Setlist."
'Seven Year Setlist' spans The View's journey to date from 'Face For The Radio' which originally featured on their self-titled debut EP which was released in 2006 up to the present day with two new songs in the shape of 'Dirty Magazine' and 'Kill Kyle'. Along the way, it visits the #3 hit 'Same Jeans', 'Wasted Little DJs' which won Best Track at the NME Awards, another Top 15 hit with 'Superstar Tradesman', a Dirty Version of the 'Which Bitch?' album highlight 'Shock Horror' and 'How Long', the first single and opening track from 'Cheeky For A Reason' which was accompanied by a video starring Red Road / A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints actor Martin Compston.
The new material on the album reunites the band with Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve) who produced their Mercury Prize-nominated, #1 album 'Hats Off To The Buskers'. The majority of the songs on the album were written by Falconer and bassist Kieren Webster, and features further production courtesy of Mike Crossey (Artic Monkeys, Foals) and Youth (Primal Screan)
The View - completed by guitarist Pete Reilly and drummer Steven Morrison - recently completed their first full North American coast-to-coast tour which included a sold-out show at New York's Bowery Ballroom, a date at famous Los Angeles venue The Troubadour and a set at SXSW.
Formed in Dundee in 2005 by four former school friends, The View have hit the charts with all four of their albums - 'Hats Off To The Buskers' (#1), 'Which Bitch?' (#3), 'Bread and Circuses' (#14) and 'Cheeky For A Reason' (#9) - accumulated over 3.5 million views at YouTube and have excelled at numerous major festivals such as Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, T in the Park and One Big Weekend. Highlights of their recent tours include headlining to almost 7000 people over three Scottish shows split between Dundee's Caird Hall and Glasgow's Barrowlands, as well as a raucous set at Rockness which was abandoned due to safety fears and upgraded to a bigger tent due to the phenomenal turnout from fans.
Propaganda has become the touring partner of choice for the UK's most important guitar acts and the last 18 months have seen live shows and DJ sets from the likes of Mumford and Sons, The Vaccines, Bloc Party, Ed Sheeran, Bombay Bicycle Club, Rizzle Kicks, Razorlight, The Enemy and Miles Kane. Tickets for each Propaganda show with The View are extraordinary value at £5 as Propaganda continues to offer music lovers a hugely enjoyable and affordable night out with some of the best bands in the country.
The View At Propaganda Dates
Fri 24th May - Propaganda Birmingham @ o2Academy Birmingham
Sat 25th Mat - Propaganda Newcastle @ o2Academy Newcastle
Fri 31st May - Propaganda Sheffield @ o2Academy Sheffield
Sat 1st June - Propaganda Leeds @ o2Academy Leeds
Fri 7th June - Propaganda London @ o2Academy Islington
Sat 8th June - Propaganda Oxford @ o2Academy Oxford
Fri 14th June - Propaganda Northampton @ The Roadmender
Fri 21st June - Propaganda Glasgow @ o2 ABC
Sat 22nd June- Propaganda Edinburgh @ The Picture House