EP Review: CHAII – Lightswitch

Few artists come into the music industry and carve a niche as exciting as CHAII.  The self labelled 'gender-bending' artist is of Persian and New Zealand heritage and learned English rapping along to Eminem. He...

Album Review: HAIM – Women In Music Pt. III

It has been quite a journey to Women in Music Pt. III (WIMPIII) for HAIM. They have enjoyed commercial success and received rave reviews, but have also been snubbed and patronised along the way. WIMPIII shows t...

Album Review: Lamb of God – Lamb of God

Lamb of God make a strong comeback with their tenth album that is politically charged and bears the weight of their own name and identity. This weight is indeed heavy for the Virginian metal legend, who have...

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...

EP Review: Safiyyah – Third Eye

“I can see that you’re needing a beautiful feeling, late in the evening” Safiyyah Da Silva (know mononymously as Safiyyah) sings on the first track, ‘Be Someone’, from her debut EP Third Eye. It is a mesmerisin...

Album Review: Charli XCX – how i’m feeling now

Fizzy, angered and a little unnerving, how i'm feeling now speaks volumes of the powerful influence of our so-called new normal. The story of Charli XCX's fourth studio album speaks of a community trapped indo...

Album Review: Pond – Tasmania

You can be forgiven for thinking Pond are just a side project from the monumental success of Tame Impala. Two of the current Pond line-up have at some time also been touring members of Tame Impala, and from 201...

Album Review: Cloud Castle Lake – Malingerer

After releasing the Dandelion EP and Glacier single over the past few years, Cloud Castle Lake have introduced themselves as one of the most exciting young bands around. Both releases are impressive, with track...