View, The - album review (4 stars)

This article is from 2007.

The View

Hats Off to the Buskers (1965 Records)


This Dundonian foursome are pretty sure of themselves - you can hear it in their swaggering guitar attacks and colourful lyrics. But who can blame them when they boast a debut like this, utterly passion-filled and packed solid with catchy tunes.

Rip-roaring singles, ‘Superstar Tradesman’, ‘Same Jeans’ and ‘Wasted Little DJ’s’ are perfect examples of what to expect from the majority of Hats Off To The Buskers and combined with bittersweet acoustic ditties and bluesy romps, it makes for gripping listening. Last January, four young cheeky upstarts with quick wit, scratchy riffs and big hearts released one of the most successful records of the year, and The View may well be about to follow in their footsteps.

The View

Dundonian indie scamps who rose to fame with their 2007 debut album Hats Off to the Buskers. They are known for their raucous live shows and were inducted into the Barrowland Ballroom Hall of Fame in 2017.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 1 Dec

£18.50 / 01382 434940

Nevis Centre, Fort William

Sat 11 Nov

£20.75 / 01397 700707

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Tue 28 Nov

£20 / 0141 332 2232

Wed 29 Nov

£20 / 0141 332 2232

Thu 30 Nov

£20 / 0141 332 2232