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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Weekly Review

The One New Album to Care About This Week: Caroline Polachek’s ‘Pang’

In the first of our Weekly Review series, we survey the ex-Chairlift singer's alt-pop vision. Get ready to cry on the dance floor (or at home).
Ryan Bassil
2 days ago
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
10.11.19
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
10.7.19
Music

Faces at the Front: Meeting Mega-Fans at a Tyler, the Creator Gig

Introducing our new series 'Faces at the Front', where we chat with the mega-fans who queue for hours to get on the barrier. This time: IGOR.
Ryan Bassil
9.19.19
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
9.13.19
Food

A One-Day Search for the UK's Best Chicken Wing

Or: how Britain looked beyond breast and came to host Europe's largest chicken wing festival.
Ryan Bassil
9.11.19
mental health

Men Deserve Mental Health Media That Isn't Patronising

Disquiet, a publication primarily focused around mental health, is crowdfunding to release a vital, candid collection of stories.
Ryan Bassil
9.3.19
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
8.23.19
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
8.20.19
Music

Introducing Scam Rap, Where Card Fraud and ID Theft Reign Supreme

Like Atlanta and lean, or LA and weed, Detroit's new strain of rap has its own set of signifiers: bank account drops, Bitcoin and fraud.
Ryan Bassil
8.14.19
Music

SL, Tropical Drill’s Teen Mastermind, Is Just Getting Started

The London rapper can pull in millions of views on a video where you don't see his face. But his laid-back flow speaks volumes.
Ryan Bassil
8.9.19
Beauty

Introducing… The E-Boy

"Emo... but do it on TikTok" is the new definitive Gen Z subculture.
Ryan Bassil
7.26.19
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