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Album Review: Shame – Songs of Praise

“A lot of indie bands are more interested in selling records and don’t want to divide opinions”, said Shame frontman Charlie Steen in one of the band’s first interviews in 2016. The raucous four-piece are proba...
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The VLM’s Eyes On 2018: Bad Sounds

It's all too easy to describe Bad Sounds as, well, the opposite of their name. But if we didn't believe the band from Bath sounded so great then they wouldn't have been the first name to be penned for our Eyes ...
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The VLM’s Eyes On 2018 Playlist

We love being ahead of the curve at The VLM and we know you do too. That's why each year we put together the artists we've got our eyes on in the year ahead. In 2017 we picked out future success story of the ye...
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Albums of the Year 2017: 15-1

Last week we rattled off fifteen albums that have been filling our playlists for the past year and now we're at it again with fifteen more gems. Last year's winner was How To Be A Human Being by Glass Animals, ...
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Albums of 2017: 30-16

It's December, or as we like to call it; the month of lists. Be it that present wish list you've been working on or the shopping list for the big Christmas Day meal, we love them, and none more so than our Albu...
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Live Review: Bad Sounds at Scala, London

When Bath brothers Bad Sounds spoke to Annie Mac on Radio 1 earlier this month she said it was "impossible not to get hooked in" by their live show. A strong claim for a group still doing their first few rounds...
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Live Review: Blaenavon at Leadmill, Sheffield

Over the last few years, Hampshire indie rock trio Blaenavon have made a name for themselves through a relentless touring and festival schedule, which led them to sign to Transgressive record label – whose curr...
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Live Review: Bruno Major at Omeara, London

Over the past year, Bruno Major undertook the audacious task of writing and releasing one song every month into the ether of the world wide web. In conjunction with each new moon of every month, these songs col...