• Meet Maisie Peters: Pop’s Latest Phenomenon

    This year, Maisie Peters has signed to Ed Sheeran's label and released her debut album, 'You Signed Up For This'. She is a true modern Gen-Z popstar, utilising TikTok to build a dedicated fanbase, also frequently leaking her songs on the platform and communicating with her fans in a...
  • On Ditching the Ballad and Maintaining Momentum with Declan J Donovan

    Made nervous by the prospect of toasting at his brother’s wedding, a then seventeen-year-old Declan J Donovan wrote and performed a song instead. Welcoming both the newlyweds and his first taste of musical success, the rest was history. Now with a debut record under his belt, the Essex polymath...
  • World Mental Health Day

    Today, Thursday 10th October, marks World Mental Health Day. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness and educating all on mental health. Since 1992, the day has been part of an effort to stimulate dialogue for sufferers. Each year, the day has a different theme, with the theme...
  • Stranger than fiction? Musical cameos in popular TV and film

    Celebrities have long popped up in places we least expect them, and I’m not talking about in cafes or in the high street. I’m talking about television and film, and about the musicians who star even when we least expect it. There are some great examples and some terrible...
  • Music Review: Dot to Dot Festival 2018

    Dot To Dot is an annual festival that tours Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham over May Bank Holiday weekend. With more than 200 local acts across these locations, the festival celebrates all kinds of musical genres in various venues and bars. Impact had the pleasure of going along for the day in Nottingham and getting a taste of all the action.  After...
  • Album Review: Snow Patrol – Wildness

    Seven years after their 2011 effort Fallen Empires, Snow Patrol, responsible for such mid-noughties hits as ‘Chasing Cars’ and ‘Run’, return with an album both as deftly constructed as it is lyrically contemplative. Delayed repeatedly with various side projects and more than one bout of writers’ block for lead...
  • DMA’s @ Rock City

    After my second time experiencing a DMA’s gig, I can now say with confidence that this is a band that is meant to be seen live. Though their first and newly released second albums both have a great deal of charm and character, you only really feel their electric...