• Album Review: Hozier – Wasteland, Baby!

    Five years after his debut album, Hozier, back in 2014, the Irish singer has produced yet another hit, with songs that are heartfelt, powerful, and political. “Each song is engaging and distinct” The second album of the 28-year-old, Grammy-nominated singer, Wasteland, Baby! was released on March 1st after years...
  • Interview – Larkins

    Manchester indie band Larkins have sold out Manchester Academy 2, played festivals across the country and recently ventured into Europe. We caught up with Dom from the band to chat about what they’ve got in store this year. Hi! Who’s in the band and which instruments do you all...
  • Music Interview – Will Varley

    Will Varley recently returned to Rescue Rooms ahead of the release of Spirit of Minnie, his highly anticipated fifth studio album. Impact stopped in to review the show (which you can read here), but beforehand we caught up with him to talk about the tour, the album, and everything...
  • Dear Taylor/Kanye/et al… Don’t Perform In Israel.

    Israel is a hot bed for controversy. We are told what happens between it and Palestine is so deeply cultural that the west could never understand it, let alone help to rectify it. It’s becoming clearer though, thanks in part to a sharper historical perspective and in part to...
  • Live Review: Jake Bugg, O2 Academy Brixton (25/10/13)

    As Jake Bugg walks out on stage for his third sold out night at Brixton Academy, greeted by a large room filled with people who’d come out on a cold October evening just to hear him sing, he must be thinking, “Shit. This is cool.” At only 19 years old, Bugg...
  • Album Review: Kurt Vile – ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze’

    Being an American singer-songwriter with country leanings, Kurt Vile is inevitably haunted by comparisons with the likes of Petty, Dylan and Springsteen, and not without reason. His nasal drawl and knowing lyrics often evoke Dylan-esque sonance and there are even strains of Neil Young to be found in his...
  • Album Review: Jake Bugg – ‘Jake Bugg’

    Jake Bugg, widely considered to be one of the most exciting musicians to come out of Nottingham, released his much anticipated debut album this week. There is very little to say about Jake Bugg that hasn’t already been said in some form, so let’s just cut straight to the...