Album Review: Sports Team – Deep Down Happy

As clever as the Cambridge graduates are, Sports Team, couldn’t have foreseen the period their debut would land. Having pushed back Deep Down Happy's release due to the global pandemic; Sports Team finally ...

Album Review: Tom Mouse Smith – Dystopian Present

At just 16 years of age, Tom Mouse Smith is the youngest musician to ever be reviewed by The VLM. And by quite a stretch. His debut album, Dystopian Present, is a stunning collection of work recorded, in its ma...

Talking Heads with: Sophie and the Giants

Talking Heads is a new series in collaboration with DreaminIsFree where we talk to local bands from the north about mental health and coping with life in lockdown. The music industry has been propelled into ...

Album Review: Badly Drawn Boy – Banana Skin Shoes

Banana Skin Shoes is the ninth album and first studio release in over a decade from Damon Gough also known as Badly Drawn Boy.   Since his debut album The Hour of Bewilderbeast won the Mercury Prize in...

Inbox Interview: Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison

Tom Lumley & The Brave Liason are a four-piece from Cambridgeshire. The band headed by Lumley have grown a strong following through relentless touring and their radio-friendly rock riffs. Our writer, Debbie...