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 result in some great albums. Over half of our albums this year have something to ...

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 ...

Talking Tramlines 2018 – Five Facts We Learned

Tramlines had a lot to prove over the summer weekend. If celebrating ten years as Sheffield's best-loved music festival wasn't pressure enough, it also made the bold decision to up sticks and move to Hillsborou...

The VLM’s Eyes On 2018: Childcare

Childcare are far from generic. Fronted by Ed Cares who was told to start a band by a six and eight year-old he was nannying and writing music about miss-timed kisses, film clubs and cross-dressing, the South L...

The VLM’s Eyes On 2018: Rex Orange County

It's easy to assume that Alex O'Connor had a pretty laid back 2017. The Surrey teenager, known as Rex Orange County, received mass praise and radio plays for his track 'Loving Is Easy' at the back end of last y...

The VLM’s Eyes On 2018: Girlhood

"The last year's been fucking up and down. You get some really exciting stuff and then it disappears. It's a rollercoaster, but super fun" explains Christian, one half of London's dynamic duo Girlhood. The p...

The VLM’s Eyes On 2018: Low Island

Oxford. A city steeped in history for a fair number of reasons; home to the mighty Oxford United FC, Inspector Morse, the UK’s only crocodile zoo and the UK's oldest university. It has also become known, howeve...

The VLM’s Eyes On 2018: Confidence Man

When your band is fronted by a pair who go by the names of Janet Planet and Sugar Bones, you're unlikely to go unnoticed. Then when you throw into the mix a sound that's a blend of The Ting Tings best bits, 90s...