Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Shockwaves NME Awards Indie Rock Tour is go

The View, Automatic, Horrors and Mumm-ra hit Belfast

The ShockWaves NME Awards Indie Rock Tour kicked off tonight (January 29) as The Automatic, The View, The Horrors and Mumm-Ra hit Belfast's Ulster Hall.

Though Horrors singer Farris Rotter attempted to exit the venue mid-song throuigh a third story window; Mumm-Ra spun a duck around on a drumstick and Automatic keyboard player Pennie allegedly destroyed the glasses of a front row fan - all eyes remained fixed on Dundee chart-toppers The View.

Taking the stage to thunderous applause and sporadic chants of "The View, The View, The View are on fire", Kyle Falconer and co ripped through a set which included top three single 'Same Jeans' as well as 'Wasted Little DJ's', 'The Don', 'Gran's For Tea', 'Wasteland', 'Posh Boys' and uproarious closer 'Superstar Tradesman'.

Swigging from bottles of champagne and Jack Daniel's all day, the four-piece were in full-on celebratory mood prior to their performance.

"Aye its fuckin' great to be startin' this tour," guitarist Pete Reilly told NME.COM. "We had a free bar put on yesterday when we heard the album went Number One. It's a great fuckin' feelin' but we can nae wait for tonight. Belfast is fuckin' great."

Though The View's riotous set paved the way for an upstage, this year's headliners The Automatic weren't about to give up so early on.

Raising their game, the Welsh four-piece opened with album favourite 'By My Side' before launching into 'Raoul', 'Seriously Guys...I Hate You' and festival stomper 'Monster'
NME.com 30/1/07


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