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...

Hyundai Mercury Prize 2019: The VLM Predictions

The Mercury Prize is back. Hooray! A joyous evening to celebrate the finest musical talent in Britain and Ireland, or a farcical award ceremony for Radio 6 devotees and industry snobs to wallow in their own ...

The Great Escape: 10 Acts Not to Miss

Foals and Lewis Capaldi both headline the spotlight shows for The Great Escape this year. The Brighton-based festival always feature a blend of big-name and fast-emerging international artists, this year spanni...

The VLM’s Eyes On 2019

2019. It feels cliche to say "this is going to be a big year for music", but I firmly believe this will be the biggest we've had in a few years. After 2018, where The Greatest Showman and Baby Shark clung to th...

The VLM’s Top 20 Albums of 2018

In 2018 we saw Trump come out in his full and foul colours. With his politics came a whole host of retaliation, but boy did that result in some great albums. Over half of our albums this year have something to ...

The VLM’s Eyes on 2018: Their Year in Review

2018. What a year it has been. We've witnessed probe landings, poisonous politics and a plastic revolution. But let's put all that aside for now and focus on the tremendous tracks and marvellous musicians that ...