The View have insisted they are not the “scallies” that people think.
The Scottish quartet made their name with their 2007 hit ‘Same Jeans’, which features the hook line: “I’ve had the same jeans on for four days now“. However, they are now keen to forge a classier and more responsible reputation.
In an interview with the Daily Star, frontman Kyle Falconer complained: “Everyone always says we’re scallies, and we’re trying to get rid of that image. When we started, people liked us being cheeky, but it ended up that we couldn’t get in anywhere on a night out because it was assumed we’d kick off.”
Falconer admitted that he now regrets the band’s early irreverence because it was mistaken for something more threatening. He explained: “That was stupid because there was never any malice, it was just that we’re lads from a housing estate in Dundee and we make no apologies for that.”
The View released their fourth album, ‘Cheeky For A Reason’, on Monday (July 9). When asked to describe the inspiration behind its lyrics, Falconer replied: “The same old stuff, birds, drinks and fighting.”