Good Grief!


The new Vlks single is ‘Good Grief’. You can buy it from all online stores and/or listen to it on Spotify and Soundcloud etc right now.

‘Good Grief’ is the third single by Vlks. With the group previously described by The Guardian as ‘elegiac indie gloom’, you’ve  had a melodramatic, melancholy single about mass reactions to death on the cards for a while.  So here it is. Recorded with Jim Riley at Ranscombe Studios, and with graveyard artwork by Christoff Spurr, ‘Good Grief’ does everything just described above with an almighty wry smile. That’s what pop music is for, no?

The single follows on from previous chirpy chart smashes ‘Day of Bees’ and ‘Clutter’, with their airplay on BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing secured and comparisons to The Smiths and Wild Beasts from the thronging media. Vlks haven’t played live since the Fly Awards show in February, and there are no plans to play at the moment in case you’re asking.





Wolfboy and horror – support for Sebright Arms

Hello Vlks folks,

Very pleased to confirm that the excellent Matthias ‘Wolfboy’ Connor has agreed to read from some of his writings as our support at Sebright Arms on Sept 26th.  His first book, ‘Greatest Hits’, has just been published through De Stijl Records and will be on sale at the Sebright Arms. For more info, see

We also plan on having a horror film soundtrack DJ set between Wolfboy’s readings and Vlks.

Buy tickets for the gig here:


Vlks X artwork below by Christoff Spurr (see

Artwork by Christoff Spurr

Artwork by Christoff Spurr

Vlks + special guests to play Sebright Arms in September

We’re very pleased to announce that Vlks will be playing at London’s Sebright Arms on September 26th. Currently billed as “Vlks + special guests“, the show will be our first headline show after the release of ‘Vlks V‘ and our recent excursion supporting the marvellous Still Corners and Woman’s Hour at XOYO.

As with that show at XOYO, the event is hosted by Parallel Line Promotions. Tickets can be bought from HERE.

We’ll be choosing and announcing support in good time.


Live at XOYO

Live at XOYO

Thursday March 7th in Hoxton at 8pm

As previously discussed on this here blog forum, the Vlks V will be under the very harsh spotlights of The Workshop on Thursday March 7th. It’s on Old Street, near Hoxton Square.

The doors swing open at 7:30ish. Having put 6 shiny pound coins into his metal tray, the warden will stamp your hand and let you in just in time to see the tight five of the Vlks scrum lock into place. We’re expecting to commence the big push at about 8:15pm.

For those reading this RIGHT NOW, that is one week and 2 days away. Basically, not as long away as we thought (and before you send in your angry postcards, I am fully aware that you won’t all be reading this at exactly the same time as each other. This admittedly renders much of this paragraph flawed and pointless, but I am willing to let that slide for the time being.  See here for other ways on telling the time).

It’s Ray Parlour’s birthday on March 7th. Just putting that out there in case it means you can’t come. He’s having a big do, and his circulation list is pretty large. There’s bound to be some crossover.


Practise in Bermondsey