The View - Cheeky For a Reason (3 stars)

Further variations on a theme from punk-pop Dundonians


This article is from 2012.

The View - Cheeky For a Reason

(Cooking Vinyl)

Despite singer Kyle Falconer’s enthusiastic description of his band’s fourth album as ‘Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours as done by The Clash’, it’s more the case that anyone listening to it will know exactly what they’re getting. That’s not a bad thing, mind you, unless you particularly dislike their laddish schtick and obvious reverence for the fag end of the Britpop era and Pete Doherty.

‘How Long’ is a modish, racing punk-pop single with an unashamedly Caledonian lilt to its vocals, ‘Hold On Now’ is a cheerful, shouty glam stomp and ‘Anfield Row’ echoes The La’s in its hollered indie-folk delivery, amid many other variations on the theme. By the end, you can almost smell the rain on your T in the Park poncho.

This article is from 2012.

The View

Dundonian indie scamps.

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

Sun 19 Feb

£18.50 / 0141 221 5279

Mon 20 Feb

£18.50 / 0141 221 5279

Tue 21 Feb

£18.50 / 0141 221 5279

…and 3 more dates until 24 Feb

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