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...

The VLM Playlist: July 2020

Summer is finally upon us, we nearly had a whole two days of sun in July. Crazy stuff. The month has been pack full of exciting new music - largely inspired by lockdown in one way or another. But that is not to...

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...