The View's Kyle Falconer is too drunk to perform, and yet people seem upset

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kyle_falconer_the_view.jpgI’ve never really understood the fuss made about The View. Singer Kyle Falconer has one of the least pleasant voices I think I’ve ever heard. Even when he’s in tune he sounds like he’s not, which in a weird way I suppose is actually quite a talent.
Heard their recent song “5 Rebecca’s” (errant apostrophe alert) accompanied by the video this morning, and heard/saw precisely nowt to alter my opinion. Anyway, it seems Kyle might be keen on hastening the end of the band judging by his shenanigans recently.
Having previously had his collar quite literally felt by the fuzz for carrying naughty powder, Kyle recently got himself so blasted on booze juice that he was unable to sing his ghastly songs.


You’d think that might have cheered up some of the poor blighters who’d foolishly parted with money to listen to the band’s aural cack, but no – it seems some people were actually upset at not hearing him sing.
Apparently he managed to dry-heave his way through a couple of tunes before the lead singer of support band The Law stepped in to cover singing duties.
It doesn’t show a great deal of respect for your audience when you turn up off your cranium, and when you’re a lightweight indie-pop band who got where you are by pretty fortuitous music press backing, it doesn’t look especially good for your prospects.
I was going to post the video for “5 Rebecca’s” below, but the versions I’ve encountered have the embed function disabled. However you will gain a similar sense of excitement from watching this video of paint drying:

[video: ibox1]
[source: NME]

9 comments

  1. kayla says:

    i think you should get a grip and lay off them the view r a great band! and kyle falconer does have a gud voice and it goes really well wiv there music!!he a young lad and hes just havin fun every1 gets drunk especially young people its a part off bein young!!!its only happend once and hes appoligised for it and is going back to nottingham in january 2 play for them again! get over it!

  2. kayla says:

    i think you should get a grip and lay off them the view r a great band! and kyle falconer does have a gud voice and it goes really well wiv there music!!he a young lad and hes just havin fun every1 gets drunk especially young people its a part off bein young!!!its only happend once and hes appoligised for it and is going back to nottingham in january 2 play for them again! get over it!

  3. Stuart Waterman says:

    LOL

  4. MIKKIE says:

    Perhaps you are a bit out of date as The View are very popular and their No.1 Album ‘Hats off to the Buskers’ proved this, so instead of trying to make Kyle’s image look bad – choose another band to write about as you are so far from the truth. Kyle comes from a talented singing family – has been singing since a young boy and knows how not to sing out of tune! You haven’t been hit with success at the tender age of 18 – mingled with the likes of Pete Doherty – yes I’m not making excuses for Kyle but I think it’s a case of talented young man – too much too quickly and hard to cope with life when this happens. I hope he gets the help and support from his management to cope with this overnight success and mingling with other drink and drug fuelled singers. Please lay off of him – he doesn’t deserve comments like yours and they just anger those who care about Kyle.

  5. Stuart Waterman says:

    ROFL

  6. Rebecca says:

    They are a band! They are living the rock and roll lifestyle. What do you expect. Okay they may once in a while go to extreme but doesn’t everyone at some point in there life’s.
    And its not just some people upset about no hearing him sing. its LOTS :)

  7. Rebecca says:

    Oh and let me guess youll put LMAO

  8. theviewareonfire says:

    you don’t have a clue what yer on aboot the view are class
    if you think that kyle’s voice is crap you must be deaf
    the view is a very talented band their lyrics are quality and are about real life issues
    ps. yer a wee jobby

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