Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The View to a thrill

DUNDEE'S The View return this month with an extensive 'return-to-basics' 35-date tour which includes a date at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth on Thursday, October 30, and a new single, 5Rebbeccas, which is set for release on Monday.

From the ramshackle pop nuggets like The Don, Superstar Tradesman and Same Jeans to the razor-sharp melodies of the ska-inflected Skag Trendy, they may be grounded in the gutters of Dundonian council estates but nonetheless gaze intently at the stars.

Marrying the guttersnipe humour of The Libertines with the melodic nous of The Buzzcocks and Oasis, each one is a mini-anthem in waiting.

Support on the night comes from the NME's number three in a Top 10 of Hopes for the Near Future, Twisted Wheel. Hailing from Oldham, the band have quickly become one of the country's most hotly tipped acts after supporting some of the biggest names in indie. If proof was needed then we can report that Twisted Wheel are currently out warming up for their Falmouth debut by touring with the mighty Oasis.

Their now sold-out limited edition debut 7" She's A Weapon picked up acclaim from the likes of Zane Lowe, NME and Q among others but it is in the live arena where Twisted Wheel have had tongues wagging with the likes of Artrocker reporting on their chaotic live show being 'one of the best around'.

Local support has been added in the form of San Pablo, quite possibly the most talked about local band since I Say Marvin began to grace the county's stages nearly three years ago. After a successful debut performance opening for indie darlings One Night Only a mere three weeks ago, San Pablo have already picked up a healthy reputation for their spiky indie 'adventure pop'. Hand chosen by The View to support them only goes to show that it's worth getting there early to check out our own home-grown future stars.

Tickets for the Princess Pavilion show are £12.50 in advance, from www.seetickets.com / 0871 2200260 or from the venue box office 01326 211222.

This Is Cornwall, Monday October 20th, 2008


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