The View in Ibiza
Ibiza Rocks launched with storming sets from The View and Rumble Strips
The third year of Ibiza Rocks with Sony Ericsson kicked off in style on Tuesday (June 19) as the Rumble Strips and The View brought their own brands of hyper energy to an island normally known for hands in the air house.
The 500 capacity Bar M in San Antonio bay was packed with pumped up holiday makers, gagging for an up-close and personal concert from the Dundee quartet.
Before the Scots took to the stage, however, West Country folk the Rumble Strips warmed the already sun-baked crowd with a selection of tracks from forthcoming album Girls and Weather, which is currently set for an Autumn release.
The punchy brass lines went down a storm and the energy from a band whose live performances are getting tighter and tighter really impressed.
After a short set from Manumission DJ Goldierocks, and amidst screams of "The View are on Fire," the first headliners of the summer stepped up and played an adrenaline-fuelled 17 track set.
Since the bar is so small, organiser Andy McKay has faced difficulties paying for the big bands to come, but he makes up for this by putting them up in a hillside villa and showing them the secret highlights of Ibiza.
The success of his method isn't just found in the list of bands that are playing this summer " which includes Kasabian, The Kaisers and the Arctic Monkeys " it's in the amount of energy he can get from them.
"Honestly," said frontman Kyle Falconer, towards the end of a set where the band never looked like flagging, "we haven't played for a week, but it feels more like a century. This is f******* fantastic!"
Roll on the Monkeys " could be one of the musical events of the summer!
For more information about Ibiza Rocks with Sony Ericsson, go to ibizarocks.com
To read about the history of Ibiza Rocks in our interview with Andy McKay from Manumission click here...