A solid, melody packed debut from The View's frontman...
'No Thank You'

Forming from a heady fog of melody and mayhem on their Dryburgh estate, The View's debut 'Hats Off For The Buskers' was a thing which has become increasingly less common; a debut made famous by genuine word-of-mouth championing.

Packed with attitude and abundant with melody, it marked out Kyle Falconer as a true talent amid the chaos, and a prolific songwriting talent. It's no surprise then that his long-awaited debut is packed with rich, uplifting songs.

Lyrically more positive as a whole, Falconer has grown to address bigger themes such as faith and addiction throughout 'No Thank You'. From the George Harrison-esque highlight 'Avalanche', (strings provided lovingly by the Rogue Orchestra) it finds him more emotive musically and lyrically, even if "Lamposts are attractions/doors are falling off".

The gorgeously pop-flecked 'Japanese Girl' sounds like a gentler, more considered cousin of 2009's 'Shock Horror', again packing the songwriting prowess to keep you going back, whilst the country-tinged 'Last Bus Home' sounds remeniscent of 90s legend Evan Danodo's finest moments.

Perhaps more in tune production-wise to their 2012 album 'Cheeky For a reason' than their early, gloriously Libs-lite albums; 'Lilly Anne' is classic, Eagles-tinged pop purity, and single 'Family Tree' most probably finds him reflecting on his time spent in rehab in Thailand.

A solid debut for any songwriter, let alone one who has already penned so many indie classics. If this debut is anything to go by, Falconer seems poised for a prolific career.

8/10

Words: Clarke Geddes

- - -

- - -

Join us on Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold.

Buy Clash Magazine

-

Follow Clash: