2015 was The View’s tenth anniversary. It’s been a decade since the band exploded out of Dundee, a rag-tag teenage mob of guitar-scorching rock’n’rollers, buoyed by a brace of instantly anthemic tunes and a huge, loyal following. As singles like “Wasted Little DJs” and “Superstar Tradesman” stormed into the charts, followed by debut album Hats Off To The Buskers entering the charts at Number One and nabbing a Mercury nomination, the fanbase’s jubilant battle-cry was heard up and down the country: “The View, The View, The View are on fire!” The fans were as up-for-it as this famously hard-gigging, hard-partying four-piece.
In 2015, The View released the vibrant, ambitious, rollickingly tuneful new album Ropewalk, produced by Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes and Gus Oberg, longstanding Strokes producer and engineer. In three weeks, the entire album was recorded, with a final mix executed later in New York by Justin Gerrish, acclaimed for his work with Vampire Weekend.