Friday, May 15, 2009

Glasgow Academy review

THE O2 Academy gig was the hottest ticket in town last night as The View delivered a typically fiery performance to a sold-out crowd.

Entering to thunderous chants of "The View are on fire", the Dundee quartet had fans dancing, jumping and spilling pints as soon as the first notes of opener Glass Smash rang out.

Favourites Wasted Little DJs and The Don whipped the crowd into a frenzy.

But the band's low-down, scuzzy guitar pop was still as strong as before, as they powered through recent single 5 Rebeccas, while Wastelands was dedicated by Kyle Falconer to ska legends the Specials.

Although Paolo Nutini wasn't there to sing his part on Covers, the band's fans gleefully hollered his lyrics instead, during a stripped-down acoustic segment that also saw Falconer cover Squeeze classic Up The Junction.

However, there was nothing low-key about the closing songs, a sing-a-long accompanying Same Jeans, before the punchy Superstar Trades-man and punky Shock Horror finished the night off in suitably sweaty fashion.

by Jonathan Geddes, Evening Times, 15th May 2009


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