A BAND of Gourock rockers have landed a huge gig at a top venue supporting a popular Scottish band as they make their comeback.

Local lads SLIX will be supporting The View at the O2 Academy in Glasgow on Saturday December 17.

They can't wait to give it their all in front of a 2,500-strong crowd this festive season.

The five-piece sold out King Tut's in February and have another fully booked headline show at Sneaky Pete's in Edinburgh in July.

Guitarist Harvey Todd says the band, who are managed by Scott Peden, were thrilled to be chosen by promoters DF Concerts for the prestigious-support slot.

He believes the sell-out successes are part of the reason why they have been chosen to support Kyle Falconer and co as they make their return to the stage.

Harvey, 21, said: "We're really chuffed and we were quite taken aback with the offer.

"We're really thankful to Scott for supporting us and getting the gig, and for everyone who helped us sell out Sneaky Pete's and King Tut's.

"We owe our fans a big thank-you.

"They've helped us get to a situation and a level where we're offered gigs like this.

"Playing in front of 2,500 people is a huge step up for us and will help us get our name out there."

Harvey says supporting The View will be a special moment for him and his bandmates.

He added: "I went to see The View with bandmates Niven Lowrie and Robbie Peden at the O2 ABC on Sauchiehall Street way back before we were even a band.

"I just remember the energy and the chaos in the crowd.

"We know what kind of crowd they bring in and we can play to that.

"We're just going to get on stage and do what we do."

To book tickets for the gig visit www.ticketweb.uk