• My Spotify Wrapped: pov: indie

    Tabitha Smith Impact’s Tabitha Smith writes a rundown for her 2023 Spotify Wrapped, a day she has been waiting for all year. With a wide range of artists and genres to celebrate, we look back on a fantastic year of indie anthems, discovering new favourites, and unhealthy obsessions with...
  • Interview: Briston Maroney

    Tabitha Smith  Briston Maroney’s sophomore album ‘Ultrapure’ is the ultimate autumnal soundtrack, with poignant, hard-hitting lyricism for those who want to feel a little deeper this November. Impact’s Tabitha Smith sat down with Briston Maroney ahead of his Rescue Rooms show to talk all about the album, the tour...
  • Interview: Will Young

    Impact’s Amelia Brookes got the opportunity to speak with pop star Will Young about his petition to ban animal testing. They spoke about why he first started getting involved with the cause, the support the petition has had already and how others can get involved....
  • Spotify Wrapped 2023

    It’s that time of year again, Spotify Wrapped season. With the 2023 wrap-up having just come out on 29th of November, Impact’s Kira O’Boyle gives a rundown on what stats you can expect from your Wrapped, its new DJ feature and the impact Wrapped has had on social media....
  • Christmas Music: How soon is too soon to start playing festive music?

    Have you ever walked into a shop at the beginning of November and wondered, why are they playing Christmas music already? There’s lot of debate about when the most appropriate time is to start listening to Christmas songs. Impact’s Abigél Lancaster considers the consumerist aspect of the holiday and...
  • #MusicForACeasefire: Musicians Across the World Call for Ceasefire in Gaza

    The Peace & Justice Project launched by Jeremy Corbyn in 2021 recently wrote an open letter titled ‘Music For A Ceasefire’, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and an end to the bombardment in Palestine following the death of over 11,000 innocent people. Fontaines D.C., The Libertines, shame, Georgia...
  • Now and Then: The Beatles’ Final Song and the use of AI

    Thinking about the possibilities of AI and its impact on the entertainment industry can be quite a scary thing. However, The Beatles' new song has shown how useful advanced technology can be in the creation and production music. Impact’s Ellie-Mae Davies details the story of the song Now and...