Live Review: Tangerine Dream Set From Moogfest

This weekend has seen 3 days of synth worship at the North Carolina festival 'Moogfest'. Featured acts include Moby, Passion Pit, Flaming Lips, The Naked and Famous, Crystal Castles, Austra, Battles and Tangerine Dream.


Jesus And Mary Chain To Reform?

The Jesus & Mary Chain could reform for new material and further live shows. Inspiring a new generation on fuzzy indie pop, the band have never been so relevant as of late.


Profile: Context MC

With a Radio One Playlist under his belt (this week, in fact) and his third album due for release, there's no doubt you'll be hearing the name Context MC a lot more.


Album Review: Gary Numan

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Now here's a question ... Is it possible to remain distinctive over a 30-year-plus career and yet at the same time manage to sound not only contemporary, but also make music that could easily be the soundtrack to the future?


Keeping It Peel

"Today (October 25th) is a day designated for bloggers, tweeters, facebookers… and for you, who tuned in to Radio 1 every night to hear John Peel's dulcet tones.


Profile: W.K.W.Y.L. - Indie 'Supergroups' II

Earlier this month I wrote a little post of my musings about nineties band Vent 414 and their claim to be the first great Indie 'Supergroup'.

Ten Years of the iPod - A Celebration!

I remember many important musical events. I know where I was when Lennon died, when Live Aid rocked the world and when Wacko Jacko died from too much of his special milk, etc etc.


Profile: The Bronze Medal

The Bronze Medal - Live At The Concorde 2, Brighton - 15/10/11.

This young band hail from Bristol and are named after a song by Idlewild; the band they cite as their main influence.


Live Review: City and Colour @ The Roundhouse 18/10

My first time at The Roundhouse and the first time I've seen Dallas Green under his moniker, City and Colour - I saw him in his post-harcore rock outfit, Alexisonfire, twice when they were together -and I just want to tell you all now, this was one of the best gigs i've ever been to.

Album Review: Jane's Addiction

Jane's Addiction has been a definitive force in the world of 'alternative rock' since their formation back in 1985. Helping pioneer and redefine scene that grew with fellow acts Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam and latterly the Foo Fighters, they rose to prominence with hard riffs and funk-laced beats.


23 Years Ago - Sonic Youth's 'Daydream Nation'

Tonight I had to choose something to listen to whilst I cooked dinner, in a slightly sombre yet comfortable mood, Sonic Youth sprang to mind and after considering their commercial breakthough album Goo I eventually settled on Daydream Nation with which to partner by Red Wine and Chicken Creation. The irony being moments later it was brought to my attention that Daydream Nation turned 23 today.


Live Review: The Joy Formidable @ HMV Forum

What an epic night! And not just the performance... Friday night and The Joy Formidable played the HMV Forum (the venue formerly know as the Town and Country Club) in Kentish Town to a very nicely filled out house. The Band delivered a great set to an audience that I can't imagine had any complaints whatsoever.


Great Answerphone Messages in Music?

So, it's Friday and for no particular reason I had a slight random epiphany earlier .... Lots of instruments in music right? Saxophones, Stylophones, Xylophones etc etc ..... More 'phones than you can shake a stick at to be honest. But! .. I do believe that one member of the grouping has been sadly overlooked, sadly to the detriment to the music scene in general.


Profile: Wilful Missing

First in Gigseen's series of 'New Band' profiles (which should be out regularly every Thursday) is an up and coming bunch of chaps from Bradford: Wilful Missing.


Album Review: Alter Bridge

As the title suggests, this is the third album from former Creed metallers, Alter Bridge. Having originally released AB III in 2010, a new, special edition (AB III.5) will be available from the 17th October with three extra tracks; Zero, Home and Never Born To Follow.


R.E.M. Announce 40 Track Retrospective Album

Following the news that R.E.M. have officially called an end to their 31 year career, The band revealed that they plan to release their first-ever definitive greatest hits album.


The Joy Formidable Stream 'Big More' EP

Prior to its full release on October 17th, The Joy Formidable are streaming their new The Big More EP via SoundCloud. Aside from Cradle plus remix, a extended live version of Whirring and a new tune Anemone, the EP also has a cover of Roy Orbison's It's Over - voted for by a fan poll.


Album Review: Hossam Ramzy's 'Rock The Tabla'

Egyptian born, Hossam Ramzy, is the leader and chief percussionist of Pharaoh's Egyptian Ensemble, however, you may know them as the backing group featured on Robert Plant and Jimmy Page's No Quarter tour and album.


Live Review: Metronomy At The Royal Albert Hall - 3rd October 2011

After falling short to PJ Harvey in the run for the Mercury Music Prize, electro-pop indie group, Metronomy, didn't fail to bring the crowds to their debut at London's Royal Albert Hall, as one of the venue's Albert Sessions.

Profile: Vent 414 - Indie's 1st 'Supergroup' ?

Of recent weeks in my frequent trawling around the dusty corners of the Internet looking for music both new and old, there's been a few instances where something I remember from years back simply cannot be found for neither love nor money to buy and download in digital format.


Michael Jackson and the Inner Junkie

What we are seeing right now is a failing of the US legal system. Nobody and I genuinely believe nobody should ever have their trial played out as publicly as what we are seeing right now.

Before people make assumptions. I loved Michael Jackson's music. I have most of his albums (let's be honest, the latter were utter rubbish), a few DVD's, his video collections (let's be honest, nobody did it better) and THIS IS IT which was a great and fitting tribute to a musical professional.


Conrad Murray and the Trial by Media Pt.1

Be it twitter, facebook and even on the now in pubs and clubs across the UK, there is a growing belief that Conrad Murray isn't totally responsible for the death of Michael Joseph Jackson.

Firstly, I think beyond a shadow of a doubt that he should share in some of the blame of the demise of the self proclaimed King of Pop.....

Thursday Night is Dirty Girl Night

You might wonder what the heck we're doing blogging about a film on Gigseen, but bear with me here.

Firstly it's day two of the 'Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival' in the beautiful Golden Gate Park in San Fransisco. Friday saw Robert Plant and the Band of Joy headlining down in Speedway Meadow.