• Review: Beacons Festival 2014

    Beacons Festival 2014 Highlights Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and under some stormy Skipton skies, Beacons Festival once again brought together some of the world’s finest musical talents, arts and unparalleled festival food. Void of all of the mainstream commercialisation of the bigger festivals, another successful...
  • Preview: Beacons Festival 2014

    Beacons 2014: 12 Must See Acts The Fall ‘Always different, always the same’, as John Peel famously said. The Fall are one of Britain’s cult bands with a sound like no other; going since 1976 they have influenced countless acts and have become both essential listening and viewing. Also,...
  • Wayne Rooney: Scapegoated From The Start?

    Adam Keyworth weighs in on Wayne Rooney’s place in the England team, which seems to be the talk of the town this week. He argues that Rooney has been unfairly subjected to the position of fall guy for England’s shortcomings and joins the the ranks of those calling for him...
  • Interview: Nick Mulvey

    During a hugely successful support run with the likes of Lorde, London Grammar, Franz Ferdinand and Elbow across Europe, I catch Nick Mulvey to discuss the transition between Portico Quartet and going solo, avoiding cliché, and his vast array of musical influences. First Mind has been a really great...
  • Interview: East India Youth

    In the fifth in our Parklife interview series, before taking to the Sounds of the Near Future stage on Sunday lunchtime, East India Youth, a.k.a William Doyle, dressed smartly as ever, talks about the daunting task of festivals, fan spoof videos and how the internet changed the music industry....
  • Interview: Clean Bandit

    The fourth of Impact Music’s Parklife interviews is with Clean Bandit’s Jack Patterson after their huge main stage slot in the Sunday sunshine. After a whirlwind first year in the mainstream limelight, Jack talks about classical music, guest vocalists and the pressure of festival sets. How did you find the set...
  • Interview: Andy C

    The third of Impact Music‘s Parklife interviews is with one of the biggest and most influential DJ’s of our generation. Considered by most as the pioneer of Drum & Bass, Andy C has DJd on the biggest stages all over the world. You’ll be hard pushed to find many festivals this...