Friday, December 14, 2007

Lads’ homecoming Viewed as triumph

THE VIEW turned the clock back almost two years last night when they performed a typically raucous set at Dundee University.

It was their gig at the students union in February last year that helped rocket them to stardom, playing live on Radio 1 at the launch night of the Big Weekend.

If there was a slightly different mix in the audience last night, their huge fan base made itself heard as the cries of “The View are on Fire” stirred memories of that memorable night when they also clinched their record deal with 1965 Records.

It was also a slightly different set as the homecoming heroes played five new songs.

As predicted by bass player Kieren Webster, the fans listened politely and intently to the new material and really hit the roof when the hit singles, Wasted Little DJs, Same Jeans and Superstar Tradesman, from number one album Hats Off To The Buskers, appeared.

Before that Kieren had to cajole the fans into action, asking the students among the audience, “Have you got exams tomorrow? Come on, dance.”

If the audience were slow to warm up, the band was not and it was yet another blistering performance from the View in their home town.

By Alan Wilson, Rocktalk writer, The Courier 14th December 2007


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