• The Perks of Being Older Than An iPhone

    In a recent lecture on environmental history, my lecturer told our group that the average British prisoner now spends more time outside than the average primary school child. This statement truly shocked me. As a nation we typically associate primary school with a time of discovery and freedom without...
  • My life in phones: a brief history of technological memories

    Motorola clamshell, Nokia 1600 and Sony Ericsson k700 – a long lost generation of mobile phones that first introduced us to the technological world. Do you remember the initial excitement that pierced your heart when your fingers impatiently ripped the wrapping paper apart to reveal the one little piece...
  • Festival Preview: Field Day 2014 (Victoria Park, London, 7th-8th June)

    Field Day, traditionally a one-day occasion, is back better than ever this year: lenghthened to a two-day party, with the strongest line-up in the festival’s history. As a way of whetting your, and our, appetites, here is a look forward to some of the artists that ought to make Field Day 2014 one of this...
  • Live Review: Temples / Childhood / Dark Bells, Rescue Rooms (27/02/14)

    For what should have been one of Nottingham’s most exciting gigs of the year – three buzz bands –  the end-product was decidedly average. Three bands that have all featured heavily in music magazines. Temples: NME’s heartthrobs. bringing 60s psych back. Childhood: Palma Violets‘ mates, mixing Stone Roses jams...
  • Palma Violets and Childhood play in a student house kitchen in Lenton

    Last night (27th November) Palma Violets and Childhood played a secret gig in the kitchen and living room of a house in Lenton, Nottingham. Around 100 people crowded into the typical student property on Bute Avenue. Lambeth’s indie rockers Palma Violets, best known for hit single ‘Best of Friends’,...
  • Interview: The Family Rain

    Impact sent Daisy to Rock City to catch up with The Family Rain before their support slot with Miles Kane. The three brothers were slouched on one large couch in the Rock City dressing room. There were legs piled on top of each other, a buzz of laughter, a...
  • Live Review: H A M Presents, Brickworks (27/09/13)

    Brickworks, a recently redeveloped underground warehouse in Nottingham’s Sneinton district, played host to a series of specially curated one-off gigs. Friday night saw University of Nottingham graduates, Childhood; the current best band in Nottingham, Kagoule, and label mates, Kappa Gamma, as well as London’s Keebo all on the same...