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That the release of ‘Ropewalk’ was delayed while frontman Kyle Falconer checked into the Hope Clinic in Thailand – the same rehab facility as Pete Doherty – to kick an…

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They’ve had the same themes on for seven years now – Dundee slang, drug references and tales of gutter living. But with ‘Standard’, a new track lobbed onto their greatest…

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Avert your minds from his quite excellent nickname (hi Crazy Mo!), and you’ll see that The View’s drummer Steven Morrison is currently rocking the finest facial hair since Spinal Tap…

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Five or six years ago, if you were young and working class and wrote straightforward songs with catchy choruses on instruments made of wood, it must’ve been tempting to assume…

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Checklist: first album that sums up your general shouty, shambolic, Scottish shtick: check. Second ‘darker’, ‘more experimental’ album that takes the bits that people liked from the first but, like,…

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There’s a brilliant moment towards the end of The View’s triumphant set tonight. It comes after the band have survived stage invasions from their raging and inebriated label manager James…

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Commercial suicide; The Monkees did it with 1968’s Frank Zappa-collaborating audio-visual brainfuck Head. Slade did it with their 1975 faux rockumentary Slade In Flame. You might even argue The Stone…

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A slow-burning acoustic number from a band from Dundee who specialise in quicksilver ruffian-pop. Hmm… we smell a rather large rat. Good grief, didn’t they release their last single…

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On which the coke-carrying, spunky jeans-wearing Dryburgh heroes ditch the wind-on-the-bonce exhilaration of ‘Wasted Little DJs’ and ‘Superstar Tradesman’ and get distinctly jaunty. Jauntiness, of course, being about as positive…

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Here he comes now, falling out of Club NME Dunfermline at 5am after DJing, off his knackers on buffalo tranquillisers. Brushing the fresh crust of dried-in Magners from the jeans…

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Are The View short-sighted? Having eulogised the local party-starters on ‘Wasted Little DJs’ and slated the neighbourhood barflys in ‘Superstar Tradesman’, Dundee’s finest take the navel-gazing to its logical extreme…

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The new rave stormtroopers may be at the door, but out in the country the post-Monkeys rock boom is having side-effects more surreal than any party in a car park.…

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You may normally associate Dundee with cakes but soon you will only associate it with The View – named after a pub from which they are barred for riding a…