Tuesday 9th December 2008
You can see the great video for The View's brand new single 'Shock Horror' on The View's website now!
The View have announced details of the release of their second album.
'Which Bitch?' is released through 1965 Records on Monday February 2nd 2009.
The tracklisting for the 14-track album, to be released on CD, vinyl and a limited edition CD featuring a bonus DVD, is as follows:
1. Typical Time 2
3. One Off Pretender
5. Temptation Dice
6. Glass Smash
7. Distant Doubloon
8. Jimmy's Crazy Conspiracy
10. Double Yellow Lines
11. Shock Horror
13. Give Back The Sun
14. Gem Of A Bird
Recorded at Monnow Valley studios in Wales during the summer of 2008 the album was produced by the acclaimed Owen Morris, who worked on their platinum selling debut album 'Hats Off To The Buskers'.
The single, 'Shock Horror', to be released on the same day as the album, February 2nd, will be available on 7" and download. You should all have recived this now, if not please download from the reaction page on our website!
The band, who recently completed a mammoth 'back-to-basics' 36-date tour of the UK, including sell-out shows at London's Astoria and Glasgow Barrowlands have also announced a full UK tour to coincide with the album release. The full list of dates are as follows:
9th Manchester Academy 2
10th London Koko (NME Awards Show)
11th Newcastle University
12th Edinburgh Playhouse
13th Dundee Caird Hall
15th Inverness Iron Works
16th Aberdeen Live Music Hall
17th Leeds Metropolitan University
18th Wolverhamton Wulfrun Hall
19th Cambridge Junction
21st Bristol Anson Rooms
22nd Southampton University
The 14-tracks of Which Bitch? sees the View at their most ambitious yet. Still imbued with the ban's un-canny ability to write a cracking tune, the album delves further featuring the sweeping orchestration of Distant Doubloon, scored by Oliver Kraus and recorded in New York, and Covers, a beautiful heart-felt song featuring a guest vocal from Paolo Nutini while tracks such as Temptation Dice, Shock Horror and recent single 5Rebbeccas all recall the raucous spirit of the band.
Possibly a real shock to those expecting Hats Off To The Buskers part II, yet 'Which Bitch?' is a massive leap and stands as a real statement of the View's talent and ambition. A proper album, in every sense of the word.
Posted by Kieran Wilkinson