Ryan Bassil

Associate Editor

ryan.bassil@vice.com

London based editor and writer specialising in music, men's lifestyle, film and good shit.

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LFF 2019

Timothée Chalamet Deserves Better Than 'The King'

The young actor's starring role in the new Netflix film sells short his talent. But not all hope is lost.
Ryan Bassil
10.14.19
cocaine

The Steady Rise of the Two-Pint Cocaine Habit

Drinking and drugging have always gone hand-in-hand, but ease of access means Britain is getting on it more than ever.
Ryan Bassil
10.8.19
Features

How Ketamine Became the UK Teenager's Drug of Choice

It's always been around, but in 2019 ketamine is back at the top of the teenage drug menu.
Ryan Bassil
9.16.19
music interviews

Octavian Has No Time for Fear

The rapper, Noisey UK's first digital cover star, opens up about the reality behind his much-hyped backstory so far.
Ryan Bassil
8.26.19
tech-features

Should We Be Worried About the Rise of a Cashless Society?

Money money money, it’s so funny, in a cashless world!
Ryan Bassil
8.21.19

What Your Favourite Movie Says About You

Whether 'Pulp Fiction' or anything Wes Anderson does, hold tight for a completely rational assessment of who you really are!
Ryan Bassil
6.12.19
Here's the Deal With...

Hope Tala Makes Neo-Soul that Warms Like a Ray of Light

Introducing the 21-year-old Londoner who makes break-ups sound far less horrible and teary than they feel, on new track "DTM."
Ryan Bassil
6.5.19
Reviews

Look: I Know Nothing About Yo La Tengo But You Probably Should

Their discography is daunting, they’re for nerds, they’re for you when you’re in your late twenties, and probably will be for years in the future.
Ryan Bassil
2.21.19
Op-Eds

Netflix’s ’Sex Education’ Balances Story and Soundtrack Beautifully

Stop providing outdated print-outs on ‘sexual intercourse’. Schools should screen the well-curated and educational Netflix show instead.
Ryan Bassil
2.14.19
Internet Exploring

I Tried to Listen to Vampire Weekend’s 120-Minute Promo ‘Song’

They've used a clever bit of marketing to tease track "Harmony Hall," proving how they became the massive band from that blogspot era.
Ryan Bassil
1.25.19
Essays

Ariana Grande Is This Generation’s Pop Star, All on Her Own Terms

In spite of everything, she’s controlled her narrative and created her best work in years.
Ryan Bassil
1.24.19
all the good shit

Nilüfer Yanya's "In Your Head" Is a Bold, Fierce Track Built to Go Off

The innovative Londoner delivers her best track to date, suitably leading up to all the sweaty moments you'll hear it live.
Ryan Bassil
1.22.19
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