Q&A Scene: Kyle Falconer

Tell us about your Release ‘No Thank You’ and your upcoming tour of Australia ?


Just been working off the back of the album, it just won Best Scottish Album at SSE awards, so it’s been well received and enjoying being back on tour can’t wait to get to Australia to get the songs out there live too!

What’s your favourite work at this point in time? 

It’s hard to compare the two, I love them both. Totally different vibes and a lot of the songs with the view started out a lot like my own songs as that’s the way I write and then we punk it up with the view.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

Our drummer went to get a pee off the moving tour bus and I was holding a pot noodle and a boiling kettle, I had to decide which one to drop, so I dropped the boiling kettle onto my leg and grabbed him so he didn’t fall off. He was fine, my leg was fucked and he can’t bloody remember it!

What, or who, inspires you?   

Right now my family inspire me, my kids especially. But normally it can be anything, a mental movie, a scenario in real life… it used to be heavily influenced by my drink and drug use but it’s not as heavy on that now, I still have a drink and sometimes that does inspire a story but you live and learn what you can and can’t keep getting away with!

Which song do you wish you wrote?    

Dreams – Fleetwood Mac

What’s next for you?    


What’s your scene?    

Listening to the Beatles, BBQ fired up, great vibes. Love music and parties with good people and volume control at 100.

Catch Kyle Falconer on his first solo headlining Australian tour this July!

Thursday 11 July 2019 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

Friday 12 July 2019 – Milk Factory, Brisbane

Saturday 13 July 2019 – Factory Theatre, Sydney

Sunday 14 July 2019 – Badlands, Perth

riday 12 July 2019 – Milk Factory, Brisbane

Saturday 13 July 2019 – Factory Theatre, Sydney

Sunday 14 July 2019 – Badlands, Perth

Tickets on sale now from www.troubadour-music.com    



After five hit albums, a Mercury Prize nomination and countless sold-out shows with The View, the band’s frontman Kyle Falconer will finally tour Australia solo this July.

His debut album ‘No Thank You’ is a raw and brutally honest collection of songs, much of the record finds Falconer exploring a tumultuous time in his life. The majority of the songs cover a period which commenced when he entered rehab in the summer of 2016, right through to the present day where he’s now embracing a new life and outlook as a father.

Plenty of influential names have recognised Falconer’s talents over his career to date. He performed on Mark Ronson’s hit ‘The Bike Song’ and also joined his live band The Business Intl. for some memorable performances which often included their take on the Amy Winehouse Zutons classic ‘Valerie’Ronson and the legendary producer Quincy Jones also teamed up to provide a testimonial to support Falconer’s application for a visa for him to be able to work in America.

Kyle Falconer was a founding member of The View, the band signing their first record deal when he was just 18-years-old. Their debut album ‘Hats Off To The Buskers’ went straight to #1 in January 2007 and was later nominated for a Mercury Prize. Two of the band’s subsequent four albums also hit the Top 10, and they also released an unorthodox ‘best of’ in the shape of ‘Seven Year Setlist’.

“A solid, melody packed debut from The View’s frontman…”Clash UK “No Thank You is a turning, starting point of a new wave of Kyle’s art” Medium

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.