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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...
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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 retaliation deliver some great albums into our lives. Over half of our albums thi...
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Live Review: DMA’s at O2 Academy, Sheffield

Britpop, Burberry and bloody good tunes marked the DMA’s second visit to Sheffield this year. The cocksure Aussie trio took to the stage of the O2 Academy for the penultimate UK show on the For Now tour. Eru...
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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 ...
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Best of 3: Chlöe Howl, Spector and LIO

Heck, it was a good day for music fans last Friday. It can often get dry this time of year. As Mariah and Bublé come creeping their way back into our life, the stream of new music begins to freeze over. But, no...
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Listen: Jacob Holroyd – Daydream

Remember the sensational Jacob Holroyd? We premiered his heavenly debut release 'Golden Strings' last May. Since then the Reading-based troubadour has been flying forward in his musical career at quite the pace...
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Live Review: Ought at The Bullingdon, Oxford

Most post-punk bands on a transatlantic tour set their sights on the turbulent bowels of major cities across the UK. London, Manchester, Birmingham perhaps. Oxford though is not a town that springs to mind. Yet...