Late-January Music: Not a bad view from where we’re standing

Alien Ant Farm and The Tallest Man on Earth complete a strong week for music fans

It isn’t that far from Dundee to Copenhagen, but The View have come via a pub backroom, hit single ‘Same Jeans’ and performances alongside the Stone Roses.

Since their breakthrough in 2006, The View’s devoted following has spread as far and fast as their reputation as a great live act.

With a sound described as “Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ done by The Clash”, they’ve broken festival records and shared producers with Oasis and The Verve.

Expect tracks from latest album Ropewalk this time – whether you sing, dance or drink Buckfast, just enjoy The View.

The View
Wed Jan 27, 21:00; Pumpehuset Lille Sal, Studiestræde 52, Cph K; 175kr;


Calling all Noughties rockers: Alien Ant Farm are touring their 2001 platinum album ANThology. Featuring their massive hits ‘Movies’ and their #1 ‘Smooth Criminal’ cover, the set is a celebration of 15 years of rocking around the world since ANThology’s release.

Frontman Dryden Mitchell said of touring Europe “being able to play the ANThology record from front to back, in countries that helped give us our first #1 singles, is going to be extra special”.

Their Copenhagen date is one of very few Scandinavian gigs on the schedule, so expect an electric atmosphere.

Alien Ant Farm
Thu Jan 28; 20:00; Amager Bio, Øresundsvej 6, Cph S; 245kr;


Take Bob Dylan. Make him Swedish, add unusual guitar tunings and techniques, and lose some of the dodgy later work – you’ve got The Tallest Man On Earth.

The singer-songwriter, known for recording guitar and voice simultaneously in whatever house he’s living in, has been compared to the elder statesman of American folk throughout his career.

However, his influences are far wider – he occasionally takes the rougher vocal of Jake Bugg as in ‘Love is All’. This is earnest, raw, honest acoustic music for a contemporary audience.

The Tallest Man on Earth  
Fri Jan 29, 20:00; Malmö Live, Dag Hammarskjölds torg 4, Malmö; from 340kr

Ignore the myriad sub-descriptors within metal and any labels attached to Parkway Drive. Enormous and aggressive, there’s no hint of the laid-back beaches these Aussies began from in their riotous performances.

Parkway Drive  
Thu Jan 28, 19:00; Store Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; 270kr,