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The View

The View -- a Scottish quartet comprised of bassist Kieran Webster, lead guitarist Pete Reilly, lead singer Kyle Falconer, and drummer Steve Morrison -- came together in the band's native Dundee (near Scotland's east coast) in 2005, before any of the bandmates had entered their early twenties. Prior to storming the U.K. with their energetic, scruffy ska-punk and throwback rock, the young bandmates cut their teeth as a cover band. But as of 2007, when they made their heralded U.S. debut at a concert in New York City, those days were far behind them. One year before the View's American debut, the band had signed with 1965 Records, a label distributed by Columbia and run by James Endeacott (who had worked with similar red-hot acts, from the Strokes to the Libertines). Buzz began to build around the band's promise and peaked with the international release of 2007's Hats Off to the Buskers, a confident debut album that topped the U.K. charts and spawned the hit singles "Superstar Tradesman" and "Wasted Little DJ's." The band's influences were easy to note -- the Clash, Oasis, and the Libertines, among others -- but the View's lyrics remained slightly more mysterious, a product of Falconer's brogue and affinity for Scottishisms. The View's sophomore release, Which Bitch?, arrived nearly two years later, featuring an ambitious sound that found critical approval but failed to generate the sales of its predecessor, as it dropped quickly from the U.K. album charts after its February 2009 release. Two years later, the View returned with Bread and Circuses, produced by Youth. In 2012, the View delivered its fourth studio album, Cheeky for a Reason, featuring the single "How Long." The collection Seven Year Setlist -- so called due to all the tracks being live favorites -- was released in mid-2013. In 2015, the View announced they were back in the studio, this time with the Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. and Gus Oberg (the Strokes' Angles) handling production duties. The resulting album, Ropewalk, was slated for release in June of that year, but was delayed until September, due to lead singer Falconer's difficulties with an ongoing illness. ~ Tammy La Gorce
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  1.   Song
  2.   Same Jeans
  3.   Superstar Tradesman
  4.   Dirty Magazine
  5.   Skay Trenchy
  6.   Underneath the Lights
  7.   Covers
  8.   Cherry Girl
  9.   How Long
  10.   Gem Of A Bird
  11.   Wasted Little DJ's
  12.   Modern Approach
  13.   Posh Boys
  14.   Grace
  15.   Marriage
  16.   Double Yellow Lines
  17.   One Off Pretender
  18.   Glass Smash
  19.   Kill Kyle
  20.   Street Lights
  21.   Where
  22.   Hold On Now
  23.   Distant Doubloon
  24.   Don
  25.   Voodoo Doll
  26.   Tenement Light
  27.   Cracks
  28.   Talk About Two
  29.   Living
  30.   Standard
  31.   Screamin N Shoutin
  32.   Tacky Tattoo
  33.   The Clock
  34.   Bullet
  35.   Tragic Magic
  36.   Typical Time 2
  37.   Shock Horror
  38.   Jimmy's Crazy Conspiracy
  39.   5Rebeccas
  40.   Comin' Down
  41.   Skag Trendy
  42.   Wasteband
  43.   Roll over Beethoven
  44.   Give Back The Sun
  45.   Temptation Dice
  46.   Bunker (Solid Ground)
  47.   Sour Little Sweetie
  48.   Penny
  49.   Psychotic
  50.   Typical Time
  51.   Face For The Radio
  52.   Hole In the Bed
  53.   Unexpected
  54.   Under the Rug
  55.   Up the Junction
  56.   Wasteland
  57.   Realisation
  58.   Lean On My World
  59.   Tight Hopes
  60.   Addicted
  61.   Standing, Waiting on My Own
  62.   Anfield Row
  63.   Grans For Tea
  64.   Ab (We Need Treatment)
  65.   Claudia
  66.   Don't Tell Me...
  67.   Piano Interlude
  68.   Don't Look Back Into The Sun
  69.   House of Queue's
  70.   Mile of Mine
  71.   Dance into the Night

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