The VLM’s Eyes On 2018: Bad Sounds

It's all too easy to describe Bad Sounds as, well, the opposite of their name. But if we didn't believe the band from Bath sounded so great then they wouldn't have been the first name to be penned for our Eyes ...

Albums of the Year 2017: 15-1

Last week we rattled off fifteen albums that have been filling our playlists for the past year and now we're at it again with fifteen more gems. Last year's winner was How To Be A Human Being by Glass Animals, ...

Albums of 2017: 30-16

It's December, or as we like to call it; the month of lists. Be it that present wish list you've been working on or the shopping list for the big Christmas Day meal, we love them, and none more so than our Albu...

Keen to Zine: Five Artists Who Have Gone DIY

FKA Twigs recently released her Instagram zine, AVANTgarden, formatted for the new swipe feature of the platform, but she is not the first to dabble with DIY mags, many artists before her have had a go at creat...

Radio 1 Live Lounge month’s 10 biggest moments

Whether it's Arctic Monkeys covering Girls Aloud or Ben Howard taking on Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe', there's been some weird and wonderful moments in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. 2017 sees Radio 1 celeb...

Four things we learnt at Outlines Festival 2017

Following its successful debut last year, Outlines returned last weekend (3-4 March) delivering new music and local talent to the Sheffield crowds along with headliners Jagwar Ma. Like great musical watering ho...

8 acts making Parklife 2017 huge

Parklife have done things in style again. No drip-filter line-up release and little teasing of artists, other than the occasional 'special guest' slots in the bill, they've unleashed well over 100 names that wi...

Seven albums that need to be played live

Last week U2 announced that they'd tour their album 1987 The Joshua Tree for its 30th anniversary later this year. The band aren't the first to pull the trick of performing a classic album from front to back an...

The VLM’s Photos of the Year 2016

Onstage and backstage, we were there in 2016 to capture some of the most important live moments at gig venues and festivals around the UK. Here's a selection of our favourite shots from our contributors - all o...

The VLM’s Albums of the Year pt.2

We've already begun our albums of 2016, from D.D Dumbo to NAO, but now we turn our attention to the business end of things. Here's our top 10 albums of the year as chosen by The VLM team. 10. Whitney - Lig...