• Women in Music @ Rescue Rooms

    The Women In Music event demonstrated how far we have progressed in tackling gender inequality within the industry, but highlights that we still have a long way to go. Having just heard through the Twitter grapevine about the sad demise of NME’s print edition on my journey to Rescue...
  • The Week in Live Music: Laurel and Toothless

    March is upon us and spring (finally) approaches! With sunny evenings just around the corner, Nottingham was treated to a healthy dose of luminous Chamber-Pop, in the form of visits from Laurel and Toothless (of Bombay Bicycle Club fame). Here’s what Impact Music thought… Laurel, Rescue Rooms Red Room...
  • Gay Thoughts: An LGBT Valentine’s Playlist

    We’re halfway through LBGT History Month AND it’s Valentine’s Day! However you choose to spend this month of love (and this day of love and buying things), the Impact Music gang are here to make sure you have a gay old time. Below is a selection of our favourite LGBT+ related songs… Make...
  • Interview: Gengahr

    One year on from Gengahr’s hugely successful debut album, A Dream Outside, Impact had the pleasure of catching up with Felix Bushe, frontman of the London-based psychedelic-indie band. Impact: Hi Felix, how are things? Felix: I’m a bit under the weather but I’m doing very well otherwise! We’re glad...
  • Live Review: Courtney Barnett / Bill Ryder-Jones, Somerset House, London (13/07/2016)

    What was perhaps most remarkable about the (outrageously grand) Somerset House venue on Wednesday night was the sheer diversity of the crowd: all ages had gathered to see Courtney Barnett.  After an extraordinary 24 months, this wide-ranging fan base (from children to retirees) is a testament to Barnett’s superlative gift...
  • LGBT Playlist: “Glad To Be Gay”

    As LGBT History month comes to a close, IMPACT brings you a choice selection of some of the finest LGBT-affiliated songs to soundtrack your demonstration of pride throughout the year. Where some of these entries are just a few of our favourite tracks by LGBT artists, others have an incredible political,...
  • Live Review: Courtney Barnett, The Ritz, Manchester (30/11/15)

    It has been a stunning year for Courtney Barnett. Her debut LP – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit – was released in March to rave reviews, and it has been frequently featured around the top of many publication’s lists of the best albums of 2015. She’s sold out venues...