The View team up with ‘Dirty Pretty Strings’ at Shockwaves NME Awards show

The Scots band are joined by Twisted Wheel and Tommy Sparks at gig

The View played a highly-charged set to an ecstatic crowd at London‘s KOKO last night (February 10), at their Shockwaves NME Awards show.

The band, who are celebrating the release of new album ‘Which Bitch?’, were in playful mood as they played a 20-song set supported by Twisted Wheel and Tommy Sparks.

Launching straight into ‘Glass Smash’, the band provoked a mass sing-a-long from the audience right from the beginning of their set.


The View were joined on four songs by three string players, introduced by the band as ‘Dirty Pretty Strings’. On ‘Distant Doubloon’, frontman Kyle Falconer performed backed only by the string players, while his bandmates looked on from the side of the stage.

The gig was marred towards its end when a fight broke out between the one of the bands friends and the venue staff.

The band rushed offstage to see what was happening, with only Falconer returning to the stage to play a solo rendition of Oasis‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’.

The View played:

‘Glass Smash’



‘Wasted Little DJs’

‘The Don’

‘Temptation Dice’

‘One Off Pretender’

‘Skag Trendy’


‘Typical Time 2’


‘Distant Doubloon’

‘Face For The Radio’


‘Jimmy’s Crazy Conspiracy’

‘Comin’ Down’

‘Same Jeans’

‘Give Back The Sun’

‘Superstar Tradesman’

‘Shock Horror’

‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’

Speaking NME.COM shortly before taking to the stage, Falconer revealed that he was especially excited about seeing support act Twisted Wheel. “They’re a fucking amazing band,” he said. “We’ve toured with them and they’re all top boys as well.”

Twisted Wheel‘s ten-song set saw frontman Jonny Brown showcase the band’s brash, northern-styled guitar rock, watched by all four members of The View.

Prior to Twisted Wheel‘s set, newcomer Tommy Sparks opened proceedings with a 25-minute set that included his debut single ‘I’m A Rope’, released on February 16.

Previewing material from his forthcoming album, Sparks drew a strong reaction from the crowd, with opener ‘Much Too Much’ and ‘She’s Got Me Dancing’ going down particularly well.