The View / The Automatic

Carling Academy

Unless you`ve been living in a coconut hide for the last few years, you`ll be well aware of just how quickly an act can emerge from the Clap n Parrot circuit and be propelled into the utmost echelons of stardom. From Enter Shikari`s math Metal Gabba outselling many a pop act live (having released virtually nothing to date) to cod-falsetto twerp Mika instantly topping the charts, times are-a-moving more… “The View / The Automatic”

The Sounds / Leatherettes

Westport Bar

It`s a game of two halves tonight` Dundee duo Leatherettes play sleazy, Kills-like rock `n` roll to an empty floor, the audience hiding in the shadows. Live they are a frustrating proposition, half irritating, half brilliant. Like the anti-heroine of Richmal Compton`s Just William books, when they are good they are very, very good ` particularly on the genius set closer which recalls the Lounge Lizards seminal take on `Money`, with its clipped beats and laconic vocal delivery ` and, when they are bad they are very, very` well irritating really more… “The Sounds / Leatherettes”