This Week’s UK Indie Charts & Gig Guide For May 31st

Here you’ll find all the latest news from this week’s UK Indie Album and Singles Charts, as well as Live4ever’s highlights taken from some of our featured tours going on in a major city near you over the next 7 days.

Stornoway - Beachcomber's Windowsill

Stornoway - Beachcomber's Windowsill

Singer-songwriter Katie Melua is on top of the Indie Album Chart this week with her fourth studio record ‘The House‘, replacing last week’s no.1 ‘The Dance‘ which drops to #2. Oxford-based indie band Stornoway’s debut album ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill‘ enters at no.3, while The National’s latest LP ‘High Violet’ drops to #4.

Rapper Dizzee Rascal is on top of the Indie Singles chart this week with his track ‘Dirtee Disco‘, while The Temper Trap’s 2009 single ‘Sweet Disposition‘ rises to no.3. Stornoway follow up their success in the Indie Album chart by entering at #4 with their new track ‘Zorbing‘.

UK Indie Album Chart:

1/ Katie Melua – The House
2/ Faithless – The Dance
3/ Stornoway – Beachcomber’s Windowsill
4/ The National – High Violet
5/ Dizzee Rascal – Tongue N Cheek
6/ Villagers – Becoming a Jackal
7/ Vampire Weekend – Contr
8/ Tracey Thorn – Love and It’s Opposite
9/ The Temper Trap – Conditions
10/ The xx – xx

UK Indie Singles Chart:

1/ Dizzee Rascal – Dirtee Disco
2/ Katie Melua – The Flood
3/ The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
4/ Stornoway – Zorbing
5/ Sub Focus – Splash
6/ Faithless – Not Going Home
7/ Ash – Binary
8/ Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers
9/ Leeds United Team & Supporters – Leeds, Leeds, Leeds (Marching On Together)
10/ Fugative – Crush

If you’re wanting to get out to a gig this week find out where tickets are still available for some of the best shows currently going on across the UK with our Gig Guide. To view the featured bands’ full tour details, as well as many other UK events, head over to our dedicated tickets page.



Wednesday – 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster @ Hare & Hounds BUY TICKETS


Wednesday – Stereophonics @ Brighton Centre BUY TICKETS


Sunday – Teenage Fanclub @ O2 Academy BUY TICKETS


Friday – Field Music @ Gloucester Guildhall BUY TICKETS


Tuesday – Slow Club @ Koko BUY TICKETS

Slow Club (pic) consists of duo Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor, who were brought together following the break-up of their previous band The Lonely Hearts in 2006. In 2008 they released their first EP, ‘Let’s Fall Back in Love’, and issued their festive-tinged second EP ‘Christmas, Thanks For Nothing’ in December 2009. Their debut album ‘Yeah, So’ was released in July 2009, which received a warm response and was labelled “uplifting, catchy, interesting joyous and heartbreaking” by NME.


Wed/Thu – Lady Gaga @ M.E.N Arena BUY TICKETS


Tuesday – Delays @ Bodega Social Club BUY TICKETS

(all gigs listed have tickets still available as of 31st May 2010)

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