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by Ali Pritchard (subscribe)
Freelance Journalist & Blogger living up North. Visit me on the twitter @gonzoali
Published November 21st 2012
I get tweeted - what One Direction songs did you write?
The View

I recently caught up with The View's Kieren Webster ahead of their winter tour to talk new material, Stoke and One Direction.

Ali Pritchard: Hello Kieren, how are you?
Kieren Webster: Hello, I'm good man
AP: Are you looking forward to touring again?
KW: Aye, it's always good to be on tour. We've probably played nearly all of the venues in the country.
AP: Would you say playing live is the best part of being in a band?
KW: It probably is to be honest, my favourite aspect of being a musician is being able to go out on tour but that's followed closely by being in the studio and making new music. I think you can only get us properly as band if you come and see our live show. We have always been a live band, we are not one of those bands who make a album then gig. We have always gigged even before we got a record deal, playing other people's songs and that. Playing live has always been our bread and butter, so to speak.
Kieren Webster

AP: How do the crowds in Stoke compared to other city crowds?
KW: The sugarmill crowd is crazy, I can remember a couple of stage invasions when we played there back in the day. Aye, it's always crazy.
AP: Do you have any suprises in store for the sugarmill gig?
KW: Well we are going to rehearse a couple of songs we haven't played in a while to perform on the next tour. So there will be a couple of tunes we haven't played in a couple of years but we haven't decided which ones yet. So we are going to mix it up quite a bit on the tour.
AP: Is it true that yourself and your bandmate Kyle Falconer have written songs for the boyband One Direction?
KW: Nah, that was fabricated by the Scottish Sun newspaper I believe. I keep getting people tweeting me "What songs did you write on the new One Direction record?". I'm sure though that is was a Scottish sun fabrication though.
One Direction

AP: It's been five years since you released your brilliant debut, how has the last five years been for you?
KW: It's been crazy, fun, rocky and good. It's been a bit of education aye.
AP: Is there any plans for a follow up to Cheeky for a reason, a fifth album?
KW: Well me and Kyle went into the studio with Owen Morris a couple of weeks ago to put down some demos. So in a way we have started the process of writing and recording the next record.
AP: Do you think the new record will be ready for next year?
KW: Well if it was up to us, we would have the record out as soon as possible, so hopefully aye.

The View are on tour throughout December, to see the full listings. Please go to www.theviewareonfire.com
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