The View - Cheeky For a Reason (3 stars)

The View - Cheeky For a Reason

Further variations on a theme from punk-pop Dundonians

(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.

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.

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