• Arctic Monkeys – Album Ranking

    For many, ranking Arctic Monkeys records is almost like choosing a favourite child. Arguably the closest thing this generation has to the Beatles, the band have constantly renewed their sound with every record, while maintaining a massive global fanbase essentially from the get-go. With their sixth album, the sure-to-be-divisive...
  • SPINN @ Chameleon Arts Café

    “Get on with it you Scouse fuck,” is, I imagine, not something you expect to hear from an audience who has paid to hear you perform. Nor do I imagine that when Liverpool band SPINN opened their set at the Chameleon Arts Café, they expected to finish with an...
  • Death of the Record?

    Vinyl lovers, maybe it’s time to come to terms with the demise of ‘traditional ways’ to listen to music. With an increasing number of mainstream artists shirking from conventional long-plays, we may just be on the brink of the death of the record. Black Eyed Peas’ comeback single ‘Street...
  • Scrapbook – Ten Years On…

    In honour of the University of Nottingham’s very own NSTV celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Impact are looking back at what else first appeared in 2007. We’ve compiled a list of ten things that are now ten years old, so get ready for a jump back into pop...
  • Album Review – Alexandra Savior: Belladonna of Sadness

    Alexandra Savior’s debut album is a dark and gloomy trip through the grip of love. The guiding hand of Arctic Monkey’s frontman Alex Turner makes the sound of Belladonna of Sadness familiar, with echoes of the band’s 2013 album AM haunting much of Saviour’s debut. While the lack of...
  • The Quiet Poeticism of Alex Turner

    Alex Turner, the smoking hot, ice cool frontman of the Arctic Monkeys, is not just a beautiful musician. He’s also the unsung hero of the noughties crop of lyricists, whose writing quietly electrifies meaning; and for many, the voice of a generation. What with their being a band and...
  • Review: Leeds Festival 2014

    Leeds Festival, it’s never going to be the warmest festival and it is usually overshadowed by Reading. However, armed with a few layers of thermals, Impact sought out the charms of the festival located in a field just off the M62. There is little disagreement that Arctic Monkeys stole the show, performing...