Album Review: Rihanna

talk that talk (deluxe edition)

Rihanna's domination of the pop world is still going strong, so much so that her latest achievements in the industry have named her the first female to simultaneously top the UK singles and albums charts twice in one year.


Tuesday Track - James Vincent McMorrow's 'Higher Love'

Tuesdays are usually fairly uneventful days, I think we'd all agree on that. And this particular Tuesday is a gloomy, windy day with temperatures dropping noticeably lower. Winter is looming, as is Christmas, and for the scrooges among you, I have a rather fitting track to lift a tired Tuesday afternoon.


Search Engines and Music..

The truth is that it's never been harder to find new music via search engines. Type 'Music' into Google and you'll find 'About' 7,920,000,000 results, Bing has 94,900,000 and Yahoo! a meer 84,500,000,


Profile: Keston Cobbler's Club

As usual, here at Gigseen we're always striving to bring you the best of everything, whether that be live music concerts, exclusive news, gig reviews, and one of the most important (and fun!) parts of our job - searching for new music. We want to help you discover up and coming artists and bands from a whole spectrum of genres, signed or unsigned, local or international.


Album Review: Chris Cornell

(universal music enterprises)

Chris Cornell, he of the oftentimes downright frighteningly powerful vocals in Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, has been out this year on a major tour showcasing many songs old and new in an acoustic, 'Unplugged' style.


Album Sales in UK Continue to Decline...

So, EMI is now sold to the Russians and it's has been announced that UK record sales have hit the lowest weekly sales figure in over 600 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.


Live Review: The Damned, Viv Albertine

14/11 at the UAE LCR

With Lemmy out of action with an injured hand and Matt Skiba falling of his motorbike before leaving to see The Damned, I checked to see there wasn’t a third cancelled Norwich gig this week! Mercifully it was still on and the night kicked off with the former Slits guitarist Viv Albertine.


Live Review: Rise Against, The Nightwatchman, Polar Bear Club

10/11 at the UAE LCR

Until I bought the tickets I had never heard of Rise Against and I was unaware of Tom Morello’s 'Nightwatchman' alter-ego.


Live Review: The Darkness

16/11 at the brighton dome

I'll be honest. I walked into the Dome in Brighton not fussed if The Darkness were going to be any good.

Profile: We Were Promised Jetpacks

Last week I promised to follow up one of my candidates for the regular album review at a later date. So here is is ... Well, kind of. The problem is you see is that I have this theory about first albums - so when I acquire a 'second album', even if I really like it (which I do here), I can't help myself but to check out the debut LP too


Album Review: Seasick Steve

walkin' man: the best of seasick steve

This week, you, our lovely Gigseen fans have spoken. We asked you which album from this week's releases you would most like to see reviewed.


Black Sabbath Announce Album and Tour

Following the release of a 3-minute video short promising a reunion, the four original members of Black SabbathOzzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward – announced on Friday that they will reunite and tour in 2012, including a headlining set at the Download Festival in June.


'This Day in Pink Floyd' iPhone App Out Monday

Announced today by legends Pink Floyd is the This Day in Pink Floyd iPhone app, developed by our friends over at This Day in Music. The app is set for full release on Monday (14th November) and will be available exclusively through iTunes for iPhone, iPads and iPod Touch.


My Artist of the Year - Charles Bradley

- Roving Correspondent -

It happened in Austin,Texas during the annual parade of shameless self-promotion known as South By Southwest.

Profile: Tir Eolas

This week on Gigseen, we have chosen to present to you a group called Tir Eolas; a contemporary folk band, rapidly rising through the London circuits with their mix of traditional and modern folk arrangements and original material.


Album Review: SPC ECO

you tell me
xd records (cd) | bandcamp (download)

This week, deciding which new album to review has given rise to something of a quandry.


Profile: Toffeetronic

And now for something completely different...(as they say): Here lieth a whole box of frogs of great electronica from Toffeetronic, aka Mr Matt Gunn.


Album Review: Steel Panther

balls out (universal republic records)

Satirically pretending to be a hair metal band that missed its big break in the '80s, singer Ralph Saenz ("Michael Starr"), drummer Darren Leader ("Stix Zadinia"), bassist Travis Haley ("Lexxi Foxxx"), and guitarist Russ Parrish ("Satchel") hit the club circuit on the Sunset Strip around the turn of the millennium under the name Metal Shop (later changed to Metal Skool, and then Steel Panther).


Live Review: Arctic Monkeys 30/10

So, Sunday night saw the Arctic Monkeys' second night of their current UK tour promoting their fourth album, Suck It And See, and what a night it was! The 02 Arena can be an overwhelming place - but for these Northern boys, it seemed like a doddle.