The End Of The Music Charts?

It has been announced that UK record sales have hit the lowest weekly sales figure in over 627 weeks. Now, the industry and the media will have you thinking it a revolt against the big labels, the demise of talent and the end of the music business.


Profile: Cow

Surrey-based four-piece, Cow, deliver a refreshing mix of acoustic, pop and soul in their debut single, Sunrise. The song is taken from their 12-track debut album, also named, Cow, (available on iTunes) and is the work of members Mark, Maxine, Ben and Michael.


Rumer Wins Mojo Breakthrough Award

After chasing a record deal for more than a decade, Sarah Joyce – otherwise known as the singer-songwriter Rumer – has taken home the prize for best newcomer at the annual Mojo awards.


Tom Vek New Video: 'Aroused'

UK indie hero Tom Vek has released a third video from his long awaited second album, Leisure Seizure, which is out now digitally and will arrive in physical form September 13.


Video: Warpaint 'Yours Truly' Sessions

I must be slacking ... It's taken me over a week to spot these two videos of Warpaint performing Undertow and Bees via the basement of the folks at Yours Truly.


Talking Heads Reunion Rumours Unfounded

Talking Heads are not set to reform anytime soon, according to Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz. Of the groups who emerged from the New York punk scene in the late 70s, Talking Heads have remained one of the most enduringly influential.


The White Stripes Release Two New Covers

The White Stripes may have officially broken up, but the duo is still releasing new music. Thanks to the Third Man Records vault, you can now hear two previously unreleased cover songs from Jack and Meg White. Though it's not original material, the band puts its own spin on Love's Signed D.C. and Otis Redding's I've Been Loving You Too Long.


Morrissey Vs The Meat

It's been reported that Morrissey asked for all fans entering the Middlesborough Town Hall Gig last week to be frisked 'for meat or meat products'

We really hope that it is just a funny PR story or the musings of a cranky old performer.

Roger Waters Tops June Concert Grosses

Roger Waters' The Wall tour far out-grossed all other treks in June with a take of $29,362,701 from 17 sold-out shows with total attendance of 203,763.

According to Billboard's Box Office, Taylor Swift came in second for the month with a gross of $15,726,19

Cloud Control and 'Gold Canary'

Australian band Cloud Control yesterday unveiled a new video for their latest single Gold Canary which as I understand it is a re-release, having first been put out back in 2009 before they became quite as popular as they now seem to be.


Video: Sade's 'Love is Found'

Currently on an extensive world tour with supporting act John Legend, legendary British R&B group Sade has released a performance video of their latest single Love Is Found.


Video: The Birthplace of Heavy Metal

To celebrate the current exhibitions going on in The Black Country at the moment (that's The West Midlands; Birmingham and Wolverhampton to you and me), I wanted to share with you all a great video and article I found in The Guardian.

Live Review: T in the Park Weekend Retrospective

Thousands of music enjoyed the third and final day of Scotland's largest music festival. American rockers Foo Fighters closed T in the Park at Balado, near Kinross, after a show-stopping performance on Saturday from Beyoncé. Organisers described this year's event as the "best ever".


Ted Newsome Directs New Warpaint Video

One thing is clear: The underwater world Ted Newsome created for the women of Warpaint is a lot better than anything the land's got to offer. For the group's Warpaint video, Newsome created alter egos for all four members. Taking a Wizard of Oz approach, things go Technicolor once they set foot in the water. A public pool in Echo Park fills in for the ocean.

The Strokes 'Taken for a Fool' Video

On July 26th, The Strokes will be releasing the single of Taken For A Fool, one of the many awesome songs from their latest studio album Angles.

The big question the band had to ask themselves was what did they want to include as a B-side, and the New York outfit finally decided to go with the Madison Square Garden live version of Taken For A Fool, featuring the one and only Elvis Costello. The visuals in the official video are pretty trippy featuring a rotating camera view with multiple copies of the band members and a crazy visualizer acid trip background.


New Arctic Monkeys Video and Prize Draw

How very convenient! Just as we here at Gigseen have put the final touches on a prize draw with Arctic Monkeys tickets to be won (and some FREE site subscriptions), the band themselves release the video for their upcoming single The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala.


Did You See The Gig Through Your Mobile?

The week end, if you were at Prince at the Hop Farm, The Foo Fighters at Milton Keynes or Take That at Wembley, you'll have noticed there was nearly as much light being emitted from mobile phones in the audience than illuminations from the stage. I personally find this an odd thing, but please bear with me for I am old (mid 30's).

Live Review: Prince at The Hop Farm Festival

Prince has played his first UK festival, with a two-and-a-quarter-hour set at the Hop Farm Festival. Playing to 30,000 fans in rural Kent, he stormed through hits like Purple Rain, U Got The Look, 1999 and Kiss. The 53-year-old star came back for three encores in what was his first open air gig in England since 1993, despite years of Glastonbury rumours.

Profile: Metronomy

Yesterday, I spent a lovely summers Sunday evening with one song on repeat. That song was The Bay, by a reasonably new band called Metronomy. It made my evening, and was the perfect post-BBQ vibe; uplifting, chilled out, but still with a funky bassline and infectious riff.


Darling, to signify my love I give you..err, Jean Michel Jarre

A Royal Wedding by any standards is going to be an opulent affair. But it's going to be hard to top the recent wedding of Monaco's Prince Albert and his new wife Princess Charlene. Like us meer mortals, the Royals of Monaco love a good knees up and a boogie with a band after the nuptuals are over.

Album Review: Brian Eno's 'Drums Between The Bells'

Brian Eno doesn’t release his new album, Drums Between the Bells, until next Tuesday, but you can start blissing out to the whole thing now, thanks to an arrangement between Wired.com and Warp Records. The new album resulted from a collaboration between Eno and Rick Holland, a poet who wrote the lyrics to Drums Between the Bells.

Glastonbury Watched by 18.6m TV Viewers

Glastonbury was watched by over 18.6 million people on TV, according to figures from the BBC. Both U2 and Coldplay pulled in an average of 1.5 million viewers over the weekend of June 24-26 while 2.6 million people tuned in to watch Beyoncé closing show on the Sunday.


Beady Eye's New 'The Beat Goes On' Video

Beady Eye's new single The Beat Goes On is released on 18th July on their Beady Eye Records label. The video for the single was filmed at the band's recent performance at the Isle of Wight Festival.