Album Review: Declan McKenna – Zeros

Declan McKenna’s second album, Zeros, is both retro and futuristic, heavily influenced by seventies icons but delivered with an intergalactic punch. “What do you think about the rocket I built?” McKenna sing...

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...

Smashing Pumpkins Return with Two New Tracks

The Smashing Pumpkins have returned with two new eighties-influenced tracks, ‘Cyr’ and ‘The Colour of Love’. The two tracks are set to feature on their upcoming eleventh album which will follow from 2018's, ...

Album Review: BLOXX – Lie Out Loud

BLOXX have released their debut album Lie Out Loud, an immediate firecracker of a record, consisting of twelve tracks, all produced to a high standard. Frontwoman Ophelia 'Fee' Booth and her divine vocals have ...

Album Review: Disclosure – ENERGY

Disclosure (brothers, Guy and Howard Lawrence) have always been ingenious when it comes to dance music and club culture. ENERGY is their first studio album since 2015's Caracal, and it is testament to the broth...

Album Review: Bully – SUGAREGG

Released through Sub Pop records SUGAREGG will be added to a list of infamous album releases under the label including Nirvana's Bleach, Foals' Total Life Forever, and Mudhoney's self-titled debut. Bully really...