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KYLE: I'M A BARD EXAMPLE; View star reckons he's a poet like Burns.

Byline: BEV LYONS; John Dingwall

THE View frontman Kyle Falconer has compared his songwriting with the poems of Robert Burns.

Dundee rocker Kyle made the claim as his band were unveiled as one of the acts for a three-day festival to celebrate Homecoming year.

Homecoming Live - The Final Fling takes place at Glasgow's SECC over the last weekend in November.

The Clyde Auditorium and King Tut's Wah Wah Hut will also host gigs.

And they will all feature acts from Scotland - or inspired by Scotland - in the weekend leading up to St Andrew's Day.

Other Homecoming Live acts include Deacon Blue, The Bluebells, James Grant, Kevin McDermott, The Law, Tommy Reilly, Lloyd Cole, Hue & Cry, The Vaselines, King Creosote, The Law and Idlewild.

The View will play the SECC on Saturday, November 28.

Kyle said: "It's cool to be playing with all these other Scottish bands. We have just found out about it. The SECC will be magic. It's a good venue.

"Rabbie Burns and I are both poets so it's all good. I don't know too much about him but we got Burns in school and I liked it."

The news comes as The View get ready to record their third album. The band will begin laying down demos of the songs today at the Motor Museum studio in Liverpool.

They'll spend 10 days on the tracks before re-recording them for the follow-up to No1 debut album Hats Off To The Buskers and Which Bitch? Kyle revealed: "We are in Liverpool with the engineer who worked on our second album. We're not sure which songs will make it. We'll see. We want to record the songs quickly so we don't get bored with them like last time."

Kyle denied reports producer Owen Morris had been snubbed for the album.

He added: "He hasn't been dumped but we haven't seen him for a while. We are going to record the songs ourselves with the engineer from our last album, Jim Anderson. We have built up a relationship with him. Then we'll see if we need anyone else in."

Kyle admitted a lot was riding on the success of the third album for the band who are signed to 1965 records.

He said: "We are going to do our best. If it doesn't do well, it won't be for the want of trying.

"The last album didn't do as well as we hoped. We were all chuffed with it, though. We think it is a better than Hats Off To The Buskers."

Tickets for The View at the SECC go on sale on Friday at 9am.

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