INDIE rockstars The View kick-started their anniversary tour in Alloa last week.

It's been 10 years since the sensational Scottish band released their debut album 'Hats Off to the Buskers' and were raring to go when they appeared on stage at Alloa Town Hall last Wednesday, September 13.

Released in 2007, the record entered the UK Albums Chart at number one, sold around 319,000 copies in the first year has been certified platinum since.

With songs written by singer Kyle Falconer, it played a significant role in the rise of the Dundee band across the UK and beyond.

Five more albums, 10 years later, numerous festival appearances and several Scottish Albums Chart top ones later, the band finally came to the Wee County as a whole and the first night of their tour did not disappoint.

The Alloa gig was a sell-out and the world-class band was supported by up and coming local group Vida.

Ahead of the gig, bassist Kieren Webster said it was a no-brainer to have Vida on the bill and the local band's singer Jamie Pollock revealed 'Hats Off to the Buskers' played a big part of his youth and shaped his taste and style in music.