The View get a new perspective for album

The View play a sold out show
The View play a sold out show
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After having a number one album and a Mercury prize before they reached their 20s, The View now embark on another sold out UK tour and they will be playing a show at the Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea on Monday.

With the help of their new producer, Youth (The Verve), The View released Bread and Circuses, their third album, last month.

Frontman, Kyle Falconer, explains: ‘Youth picked us up on the articulation in the lyrics which beforehand – when we sounded more punky – we didn’t care about.

‘People complained they couldn’t understand us on the second album and so he kept us on our toes with the pronunciation.’

As well as a new producer, the band has gained a new keyboardist.

Kyle says: ‘Darren Rennie’s a childhood friend of ours. He plays keyboards and sings, which has enabled us to work with five-part harmonies on the record. We’ve dreamt of being able to do that.’

If you didn’t get tickets to next week’s show, you can hear these new harmonies this summer at the Reading and Leeds festivals.

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