• Interview – DMA’s

    Impact sat down with DMA’s’ guitarist, Johnny Took, right before the band’s sold out show at Rock City. We discussed hangovers, the meaning of success, and what’s next for the band. You guys played Liverpool last night, how was that? JT: Errrrrrm… it was great. You had to think...
  • Preview – Dot to Dot Festival 2019

    I had the pleasure of attending Dot to Dot Festival last year and had an absolute blast. Touring in Nottingham, Bristol, and Manchester from 24th-26th May, this is a musical extravaganza that you do not want to miss. The last leg of the festival will be in Nottingham on...
  • Bands and Brands: The Changing Art of ‘Selling Out’

    For generations of musicians and music lovers alike, “selling out” was the worst thing a musician could do. A stinging insult and verbal slap to the face, it meant sacrificing musical quality or original intentions in favour of commercial success. But is ‘selling out’ really as bad as it...
  • Interview: whenyoung

    Currently on tour around the UK following the release of new singles and the announcement that debut album Reasons to Dream will be released in May, whenyoung are the indie band to watch in 2019. Formed of singer/bassist Aoife Power, guitarist Niall Burns and drummer Andrew Flood, who are...
  • The prevalence of 4/4 in popular music

    Let’s do a test. Open up your favourite music streaming app, put on a pop album you like, or turn on the radio and tune it until you hear some popular music. What do you notice about it? How does the music feel? Is it easy to dance to?...
  • From Sounds on the Street to the Voices that We Need: Britain’s New Lyrical Generation

    British music has never looked to be in better shape than it currently is. The successes of Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, One Direction and now George Ezra look to have established British pop music as the best in the world. Yet with increasing global disparity and the tightening...
  • Top 10 Most Influential Rappers Under 30

    Lil B (29) Originally part of the Bay Area’s hyphy movement, Lil B began releasing music on the internet in 2009, gaining a huge following from young audiences. ‘The Based God’ soon attracted attention as a meme, with his unconventional comedic rap style. B has pushed the boundaries of...