Album Review: IDLES – Ultra Mono

Ultra Mono has been released into a universe far removed from when IDLES released the acclaimed Joy as an Act of Resistance (our record of the year in 2018). As the world around them has plunged further into ch...

IDLES Slow it Down with New Single ‘A Hymn’

IDLES have released their new single 'A Hymn' from the upcoming album, Ultra Mono. The new ballad-like track reveals a softer side to the band. ‘A Hymn’ shows how adept they are at opening up and connecting on...
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Live Review: IDLES at The Leadmill, Sheffield

Following from their high energy debut Brutalism, it was last year’s sophomore release Joy as an Act of Resistance from IDLES which really propelled the five-piece. Making several album-of-the-year lists (but m...

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 ...