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...

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...

The VLM Playlist: July 2020

Summer is finally upon us, we nearly had a whole two days of sun in July. Crazy stuff. The month has been pack full of exciting new music - largely inspired by lockdown in one way or another. But that is not to...

Introducing: The Peach Fuzz

Despite having only three tracks officially released, Liverpool band The Peach Fuzz are already creating quite the buzz with their blend of "psych, pop, and rock 'n' roll".  The five-piece have already burie...