They may technically belong to Dundee but The View received a homecoming in Glasgow on Thursday night like they were one of our own.
Support came in the form of Sound Of Guns; a rock outfit from Liverpool who won over the Scottish crowd in record time and acted as the perfect musical oven in pre-heating the punters for the main event.
The View took to the stage to deafening applause and launched straight into some of the best bits of their back catalogue including, “Wasted Little DJs” and “Grace” whipping the already hyped crowd into a frenzy.
Dundee’s own bring a sense of excitement and zest that The Vaccines can only dream of and an unpredictablity that The Libertine’s would have killed for. Frontman, Kyle Falconer is a contradictory hybrid of both confidence and vulnerability which gives him the required cool and swagger to front a band without sacrificing his likeability.
Despite having only been released days before, tracks from The View’s latest effort, “Cheeky For A Reason”; their fourth studio album in five years; were embraced by fans like long-lost friends.
Their signature songs, “Sames Jeans”, and “Superstar Tradesman” came with an explosive energy that threatened the roof of the venue and came with the customary “flying pints” that Glasgow gigs are (in)famous for. “Shock Horror” brought this highly-anticipated gig to a sweaty, zesty end and saw The View bow out on a euphoric high and the fans go home happy (albeit slightly dishevelled).
It may have taken a little longer than it should have but The View have finally arrived.
“Cheeky For A Reason” is available now.