REMEMBER The View?
A band guaranteed to divide opinion, some were bored to tears with the incessant radio play of Same Jeans, while others still hail Wasted Little DJs as a great little track.
Still, the group captured that mid-noughties market for sing-along guitar pop – alongside the likes of The Fratellis – and had crowds bouncing to their catchy tunes left, right and centre.
Whatever your feelings towards the Dundonian lot, they’re back with new material once again.
The group have been touring since the beginning of June to promote their fourth album, Cheeky for a Reason, which was released last week.
Recorded with a producer also credited for the Arctic Monkeys, Razorlight and Foals – so far, so indie – lead singer Kyle Falconer describes the album as “Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours done by The Clash”.
Modesty aside, the summer shows are something of a preview piece to a full UK tour later in the year, and Glasgow is last in line for the east coast boys.
The View are on at the O2 Academy on Thursday, July 12, supported by Sound of Guns and Vigo Thieves. Doors are open at 7pm, and tickets cost £16.50.
You can almost hear the sing-along already.