Photos: Wolf Alice at HMV Manchester

Fresh from releasing the astonishing Visions Of A Life and chart-battling with Shania Twain, Wolf Alice got back on the road for a handful of in-stores. A few hundred Mancunian fans jammed into the aisles at HM...

Photos: Section Boyz at Plug, Sheffield

London grime unit Section Boyz brought the noise to Sheffield last night, blasting out cuts from 2015's Don't Panic. No Drake to be seen, but still formidable on stage. ...

Photos: Big Moon at Plug, Sheffield

Mercury-nommed rockers The Big Moon took to Sheffield last night. Third stop on the road to a huge show at London's Koko, the four-piece shredded through their debut album and a mind-blowing cover of 'Total Ecl...

Photos: JAWS at Scala, London

As the smoke filled London's Scala on Wednesday night it was the guys from JAWS that the rowdy crowd was here to see. The nights proceedings started with 'Just A Boy' no encouragement was needed to get the vibe...

Photos: Blaenavon at Manchester Deaf Institute

Blaenavon's gig at Manchester's Deaf Institute last Friday took their live game to another level with mosh pits forming from early on to security having to pull people off of the stage towards the end of the ni...

Photos: White Lies at Academy, Sheffield

With their 4th album Friends, White Lies have made it clear that subtlety isn't their strong suit. Everything they bring to the table is pumped up, bold components to slot into their monolithic synth belters. A...

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,...

Photos: Cage the Elephant at Albert Hall, Manchester

By this point Cage the Elephant need no introductions. The queue snakes round the back of Manchester's Albert Hall long before doors, ready for the Kentucky firebrands. Inside it's no-nonsense; the sound's tigh...

Photos: Declan McKenna at Albert Hall, Manchester

Pressure's high on Declan McKenna. Only just turned 18 and lionised as a great young hope for Brit indie, there's a lot of weight on those shoulders - especially when opening for Cage The Elephant. Once gawkish...

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...