Best of 3: Ezra Collective, Amber Mark and Otherkin

Spring time is well and truly here and Easter is almost up on us. A time to celebrate beginnings and growth. A time to be out with the old and in with the new. Although perhaps Teresa never got the memo. Any...

Album Review: Tom Misch – ‘Geography’

Geography should be a culmination of all of Tom Misch's impressive work up until this point; his growth from a teenager making boom-bap beats in his bedroom to full blown artist embarking on his own headline to...

Live Review: Loyle Carner at Manchester Academy 2

In 2014 Ben Coyle-Larner supported Joey Badass at Manchester Academy and joked one day that he'd sell out the venue under his own moniker, Loyle Carner. Three years on, off the back of a triumphant debut album,...

Album Review: Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone

You needn’t listen to a single word of Yesterday’s Gone to know that Loyle Carner’s life revolves around his family. The understated black and white image on the cover shows him surrounded by his nearest and de...
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Live Review: Loyle Carner at Sheffield Plug

Loyle Carner's Cantona Tour was coined from the hot-headed Manchester United striker who infamously kung-fu kicked a fan to the face, the name being a throw back to stone-age football hooliganism and abusive cr...

Listen: The VLM Hour – Loyle Carner

This is something new. We decided our words and pictures on a page weren't enough and that we had to yell about the music we care about right into your ear lobes. We've teamed up with Forge Radio in Sheffield t...

VLM’s Top Tips of 2016 Playlist

From the cool wash-over tones of The Japanese House to UK hip-hop saviour, Loyle Carner, we've got 2016 covered with the only playlist you need to start the year. ...

Best of 3: Top Tips for 2016

We may be late to the party but now we've finished rinsing last year's playlists and the hangovers have faded, it's time to make our musical predictions for the year ahead. 2016 is the year of the monkey and ...