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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Noisey

'Rocketman' Nails the Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

The Elton John biopic is sensationalist in some ways, but in others sheds light on the possible roots of problem drug use.
Ryan Bassil
5.30.19
Music

Pete Doherty’s Talent Shines Through, After All These Years

He gets older, he releases new music – so what's it like seeing him live, 17 years on from the Libertines' debut album?
Ryan Bassil
5.14.19
Op-Eds

21 Savage Is a Person, Not Your Meme

While everyone gets their jokes off, the supposedly British rapper is set to be deported and separated from his children.
Ryan Bassil
2.4.19
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
1.23.19
BBC Sound of 2019

A Whirlwind Tour Through Octavian's Huge Past Year

Here's your cheat sheet on the BBC Music Sound of 2019 winner and the tunes that make up his intergalactic, yet street-level, hybrid rap.
Ryan Bassil
1.11.19
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The Reality of How Generation Z Discovers New Music

In a world of algorithms, angry old music fans and no more HMV, what exactly draws the next generation to their new, favourite artists?
Ryan Bassil
1.7.19
Noisey Hitlist

Jockstrap Make Classical Music Sound Trippy as Hell

And we’re premiering their very glittery video for the haunting, intimate track “Charlotte”.
Ryan Bassil
12.12.18
Essays

How Jai Paul's Influence Has Spread Beyond Simple Rip-Offs

The elusive British producer's two singles effected music in far-reaching ways that continue to be felt even today.
Ryan Bassil
11.27.18
we saw this

Florence Welch Casts Spells on Thousands of Us at a Time

Florence and the Machine's euphoric London O2 Arena show converted the energy of 12,000 people into one cathartic (and phone-less) release.
Ryan Bassil
11.27.18
BFI London Film Festival 2018

Steve McQueen's 'Widows' Is a Tale of Grief Told with Loads of Guns

The film's three bereaved leading women leads pay off the $2 million debt left by their career-criminal husbands, masterfully dealing with race and class along the way.
Ryan Bassil
11.6.18
Behind The Lens

These Unearthed 60s Photos of Dylan Are As Intimate As His Music

We spoke to Jerry Schatzberg, who has shot everyone from Fidel Castro to the ex-King of England, about working with New York's counter-culture 60s stars.
Ryan Bassil
10.5.18
Fashion

I Tried to Become a Scumbro Without Spending Any Money

Jonah Hill, Pete Davidson, Justin Bieber... what story are they trying to tell through their demented clothing? Only one way to find out!
Ryan Bassil
10.3.18
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