The VLM Playlist: June 2020

Usually a month of celebration as Summer begins, June this month hasn't felt quite as warm. Despite not being a month of joy, it has vitally been a month of discussion. Black Lives Matter protests have force...

The VLM Playlist: May 2020

May has seen things go from batshit crazy to holy-hell-get-me-off-this-planet crazy. There's really no adjectives left to describe these months anymore, I don't know why I try. Musicians have largely given up w...

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...

Introducing: Break Fate

Break Fate were forged in late 2017 by lead vocalist Mashana Malowa, and guitarist Ricky Thompson, before being joined by their drummer Oliver Cartwright.  Inspired by bands such as Knuckle Puck, Tiny Moving P...

Tramlines Cancelled for 2020

In a statement posted on their website the team behind Tramlines have announced the festival will no longer be going ahead this year. The statement read: "We have delved into all possible options to try and ...

The VLM Playlist: April 2020

We know it is getting tough. April 2020 will not be going down in the history books as a time of joy, but its during these testing and generally crappy times that the power of music shines brighter than ever. ...