Inbox Interview: Moodbay

Moodbay are a electropop duo from the North East of England, consisting of producer-songwriter, Alfie Cattell, and vocalist-songwriter, Anna Stephens. They formed in 2017, after meeting at the British and Irish...

Introducing: The Red Stains

Despite having only one official single release to their name, The Red Stains have already been hailed as "a band to listen to", by The Charlatans frontman and all-round music guru, Tim Burgess. This may not...

Album Review: Pale Waves – Who Am I?

Pale Waves ditch the eighties style guitar riffs and sleek synths of their debut, and instead turn to the 2000's heyday of pop punk for its follow-up, Who Am I? Despite the record largely parroting this era...

Hyundai Mercury Prize 2020: The VLM Predictions

Snobs of the music world, rejoice. The Mercury Prize (sort of) returns tonight from 10pm. You can watch live performances of the 2020 shortlisted acts on BBC Iplayer and the performances are also internationall...

The VLM Playlist: August 2020

It has been particularly fruitful in the debut album department this August with a number of fearsome first records materialising. Alex the Astronaut blew us away with her stellar debut The Theory of Absolutely...

Album Review: Glass Animals – Dreamland

When Glass Animals swept onto the scene in 2014 with ZABA their leisurely debut album, frontman Dave Bayley’s mind was submerged somewhere deep in the jungle. His nonsensical lyrics, rain forest synths, and 'pe...