SCOTTISH indie sensations The View will kick-off their tour celebrating a decade since the release of debut album Hats Off to the Buskers at Alloa Town Hall on Wednesday night. 

Released in 2007, the record played a significant role in the Dundee outfit's surge in popularity across the UK. 

A further five albums later and the band have finally made their way to the Wee County, and bass guitarist Kieren Webster has said they are raring to go. 

He told the Advertiser: "[We're] feeling really good. This is sort of the second leg we've put on. We did one towards the start of the year and it was really good so we thought we'd extend it. [We're] excited to be getting back at it. 

"[We're] really looking forward to playing in Alloa. We've never played there before. I know Kyle's played there a couple of times but we've never actually played there as a band. That's always exciting and the first night of the tour is always exciting."

The View will be supported by local band Vida and Kieren admitted it was a no-brainer asking them to play the gig. 

"It's good to have the Vida guys on the bill," he said. "I'm a big fan of them, they're one of my favourite new Scottish bands."

Jamie Pollock, the Alloa band's lead singer, admitted he can't wait to get on stage and open for an act that has influenced his own music career.

He said: "The View are basically the band that made me want to be in a band. Hats Off to the Buskers came out when I was 14. That was a big part of my youth and shaped me in my music. 

"If you are Scottish and you are into the indie music that we like then you like The View. I've met a few of them before but it will be good to share the stage with them. 

"We will ask them questions but the main thing is we will be ourselves and make a good impression. They strike me as the same as us, a working class group. They're not the type that will be talking down to us.

"It's mad. He [Kieren] came to see us in Edinburgh at Sneaky Pete's. He said he was blown away so we were just like that's mad to think someone who made you want to be in a bad is a fan of your stuff. It's all backwards."

After the gig, Vida will continue touring and have revealed they will be recording two new tracks with a mystery contributor.