The VLM Mercury Prize Shortlist Predictions

It's that time of year again, already. Tomorrow (22 July) the shortlist for the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2021 will be revealed.  It doesn't feel like a whole year ago since we were being introduced to the 2020 sho...

Introducing: Joshua Zero

Joshua Zero is an exciting new glitzy rock guitar artist based between Leeds and London. With three official singles so far, Zero and his band are creating waves with a genre mashing sound merging elements of s...

Introducing: Hauskey, with New Single ‘Somewhere’

Andy Hopkins, better known as Hauskey, is an Australian multi-instrumentalist whose electro-funk blend of chilled indie was first released in the form of 'Slow' via Polydor. The budding artist released this...

Talking Heads with: Lori from Weekend Recovery

Talking Heads in collaboration with DreaminIsFree is our feature where we talk to local bands from the north about mental health and coping with life in lockdown. It has been a tough time for music fans thes...

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...

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...