March 22nd 2012, London:- Cooking Vinyl, The burgeoning UK indie label that boasts a roster including The Enemy and The Prodigy, today confirmed another addition to their stable – The View.

The Scottish Platinum selling four-piece known for their distinctive pop-punk sound have signed to Cooking Vinyl for a global services deal on their fourth album. Produced by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Razorlight, The Enemy, Tribes), the album is currently being recorded at the Motor Museum Studio in Liverpool, a hallowed hall in which creative sparks have flown for Grandmaster Flash, Oasis and Mark Ronson.

The as-yet-unnamed album is slated for release in July to be supported with a summer festival schedule broadening into a full UK and European tour in September and October this year.

Influenced by likes of Oasis and The Clash, the band began as a covers band in their native Dundee in 2005.  Within a year Kyle Falconer (lead vox), Kieren Webster (bass), Pete Reilly (lead guitar) and Steven Morrison (drums) formed the band and were picked up by newly created Sony Music subsidiary 1965 Records, already well into the writing of their breakout album. Hats off to the Buskers released in 2007 to critical acclaim, reached platinum sales and was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize.

The band stayed with1965 Records for another two albums Which Bitch (2009) and Bread and Circuses (2011) before being snatched up by Cooking Vinyl.

Commented Mike Bawden of Morse Code Management and Manager of The View, “it’s great the band have signed with Cooking Vinyl – great people with a great label and now with the addition of Britain’s most exciting pop-punk band, we cant wait to get going”

Kyle FalconerNew label, new record being made in Liverpool with Mike Crossey. Gigs going in the diary – we’re looking forward to a great future with Cooking Vinyl ….”

Rob Collins of Cooking Vinyl commented:  “I’m super excited to be working with such a talented bunch of guys.  I’m convinced we’ll have a classic album on our hands in a month or two”


About Cooking  Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels, inspiring an enviable loyalty among its artist roster. It is also in the vanguard of music companies offering innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights.

Cooking Vinyl take full responsibility for the management of a project whether functioning as a label or in a services-only setting. Adding more than just marketing muscle, Cooking Vinyl devise and implement worldwide sales, marketing and distribution plans for their artists, working alongside booking agents and artist managers.