The View frontman Kyle Falconer has said the band are hoping to shed their image as a band of ‘scallies’…before describing their new album as being inspired by ‘birds, drinks and fighting’.
“Everyone always says we’re scallies, and we’re trying to get rid of that image,” Falconer has told the Daily Star newspaper today (July 12th). “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.”
“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,” he continued on the band’s perceived ‘irreverence’ during their early days.
However, when later asked what inspired the lyrics on The View’s new album ‘Cheeky For a Reason‘, Falconer may not have helped what he feels to be the group’s stereotypical image by replying: “The same old stuff:: birds, drinks and fighting.”
‘Cheeky For a Reason’, The View’s fourth studio effort, is out now.Just Published: