Should music retailer HMV be worried? It could well have a new rival on the high street: Argos.

Singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle gave a performance at the retailer’s new digital store on Tottenham Court Road, London over the weekend – an event which wouldn’t have look out of place at an HMV shop. Argos director of retail and customer operations Steve Carson said: Eliza’s young, fresh, energy exactly captures the direction we’re taking as a retailer.” That explains it then.