begins at home

Fighting the good fight with a Fanzine, Record Label & Gigs!

Welcome to the Vandalism Begins at Home website. We are a DIY, new-music collective that began life as a music and arts fanzine. 

In a digital world, we were called mad for printing physical editions! The people thought otherwise.

Our moniker reflects the attitudes towards our hometown of Luton, in the UK, which is unfairly maligned, and no more so than by a proportion of Lutonians.  

Determined to help change this deep-seated self-destructive streak, our passionate collective of misfits and malcontents resurrected a formerly favoured fanzine to celebrate and champion the creative forces in our town and neighbouring regions - because if we didn’t do it no-one else would. 

With that simple manifesto and a fiercely do-it-yourself spirit, our community has grown to include an independent record label, gig promotions and a weekly podcast. 

Up the Vandals!



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The music show where we scour the globe for the latest and greatest new-release indie and alternative tunes from each week, so you don’t have to, and we stuff them in your ears and, hopefully, your hearts.

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