Monday, February 02, 2009

Which Bitch? review

Rated 4/5

Strings and brass are often the sign of a band overstretching themselves and should get the difficult second album alarms ringing.

Despite embracing such folly wholeheartedly, Which Bitch? proves there's more to Dundonian scamps The View than raucous rock'n'roll.

That is here in spades, thanks to recent single Shock Horror and tracks such as Glass Smash.

Elsewhere, Dundee becomes a pirate town on the stirring, swooping Distant Doubloon, while fellow Scot Paulo Nutini guests on Covers, a warmly romantic ode to waking up your missus in the middle of the night.

This is a revelatory follow-up to 2007's Hats Off To The Buskers and a pleasant reminder that epic indie can be more than soulless bombast.

By Aaron Lavery, The Metro, 2nd February 2009


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