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The VLM’s Eyes On 2018: Confidence Man

When your band is fronted by a pair who go by the names of Janet Planet and Sugar Bones, you're unlikely to go unnoticed. Then when you throw into the mix a sound that's a blend of The Ting Tings best bits, 90s...
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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: Low Island at Corsica Studios

It was little over a year ago when Oxford four-piece Low Island got together. Already a couple of EPs down, with support from BBC Introducing and Reading and Leeds Festival, they’re ready to headline not one bu...
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Introducing: Boy Azooga

Over the past few years Heavenly Recordings have played host to the weirder and wonkier side of indie bands. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Hooton Tennis Club and The Orielles all live among the Heavenly...
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Live Review: Mura Masa at O2 Brixton Academy

As far as features go, few can boast the wealth of talent on Mura Masa's self-titled debut album. The teen, whose music once lived between his bedroom and Soundcloud, has now become one of the hottest producers...