• Best Dressed at the 2019 Grammy Awards

    Hold onto your hats (literally if you are JLo – what WAS she thinking) for my round up of the best dressed at this year’s Grammys. Firstly, let us pause to shed a tear for TSwift who has mysteriously fallen of the face of the musical planet, and to...
  • Playlist: International Women’s Day

    Happy International Women’s Day! The Impact Music team are celebrating by listening to their favourite songs by women, for women. Here’s a selection from our playlist along with some lyrical highlights… (to listen to the full thing, head to our Spotify!). Your Best American Girl – Mitski “Your mother...
  • Album Review: Alicia Keys – Here

    Stripped back Alicia Keys has just dropped her sixth studio album ‘Here’. This album is a very daring comeback, four years since Keys’ last album, it appears to be a revelation and each melody is a prayer – openly discovering the raw and influential nature of identity, growth, opportunity...
  • Why the #nomakeup Trend Marks the Beginning of a Revolution

    If you’ve been on social media at all recently, you’ll have seen plenty on the VMAs. In particular, the fact that Alicia Keys and Alessia Cara both appeared on the red carpet sans makeup. Both singers performed at the MTV Video Music Awards, each without a swab of makeup,...
  • Review – Time Is Illmatic

    Illmatic (1994) is an album that needs no introduction for anyone even mildly acquainted with the world of hip hop. The debut LP from New York native Nasir “Nas” Jones, the record is a raw account of life in Queens, told through a perfect blend of poetic lyrics and experimental beats....
  • Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is without a doubt the best Sony commercial and 142 minute trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 you’ll ever encounter. Oh, it’s supposed to be a standalone film? Well then this might be a contender for the superlatively senseless superhero sequel that somehow...