Ryan Bassil

Associate Editor


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

HMU with a pitch or tips: ryan.bassil@vice.com!


New Research Confirms Banning UK Drill Does More Harm Than Good

A British Journal of Criminology paper argues that singling out drill musicians for inciting violence is counterproductive and "street illiterate".
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The Rhythm Method on the Story Behind their Song, "Sex And The Suburbs"

The springy, disco-lite number is from the London band's debut album. Here are some more facts about the pop duo.
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Noisey Hitlist

The Hour Mix Masks, Knives, and Synth-Pop in Debut Video “Mother”

A member of the mysterious new band took me to a “dark experience” restaurant to talk about it. Not gonna lie—it was terrifying.
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Foals Will Be Drunk-Dancing Until the End of the World

Frontman Yannis Philippakis opens up about their new album after a few drinks in his south London flat.
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we saw this

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.
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all the good shit

Is Unknown T UK Rap’s Next Big Thing?

His breakout song was drill but "Throwback" leans into UK garage. Is he the next star UK rap star in waiting?
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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Stop providing outdated print-outs on "sexual intercourse."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.
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Yung Lean Taps into His Inner Dylan on Lo-Fi ‘Nectar’ Project

It'd be hyperbolic to call him a modern-day Bob Dylan but this recent release: a) involves guitars and beat poetry; and b) is the best and most honest thing he’s made.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Noisey Hitlist

Drill Artist Loski Is Dripping with Flair

He blew 20 grand in one month and is feeling “Boasy” about it. We're premiering his latest single today.
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