Tuesday, August 22, 2006

PRETENDERS to The Libertines crown

PRETENDERS to The Libertines crown as Britains hottest indie act, The View, are to play a homecoming gig at the Ice Factory.

The Dundee band recently embarked on their break-through UK tour after the successful launch of smash-hit single ’Wasted Little DJ's’ and will play their only Tayside date in Perth on October 6.

The band (left) hit the headlines earlier this year when drummer Steven Morrison was arrested along with Pete Doherty on suspicion of drug possession – but no charges were brought.

However, it’s been their raw indie-punk sound which has seen them garner more than a passing interest from the nation’s music press recently and their current tour looks set to see them hit the big time.

Now Teenage Kicks Ltd promoter – and former Twa Tams boss – Stuart Hutton has managed to attract the band to the Shore Road venue.

He told Music Scene: “I think this band will definitely go far. They are high in the charts at the moment with their single so it’s an exciting time for them – and ourselves to have been able to attract them to Perth.

“I recently saw them up at the Belladrum festival and the tent they played was packed. They have got a great sound and are a fantastic little band.

“They played the Tams during my stint in charge but I unfortunately missed them so I’m glad I’m getting the chance to have another look close-up.

“They are very like the Libertines and have that jingly-jangly thing going on.

“I wouldn’t say they’re as raw as the Libertines but they are tight. The songs are all very short, three minutes, no more.

“This isn’t quite their home patch but it’s the nearest they’ll get on this tour so it will be a bit of a homecoming gig for them.

“Apparently the fans have this chant they sing when they go to their gigs, ‘The View, The View, The View are on fire’ – and who could argue with that.”

Tickets are priced at £6 plus booking fee and can be bought at Goldrush Records, Perth. Call (01738) 629730 for information.


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