• Album Review: Catfish and The Bottlemen – The Balance

    The Welsh Indie Rock band gives us their latest offering with The Balance. Their first two albums perfected their catchy rock style. The question was whether they would switch it up for their third entry. Evidently Van McCann and co. subscribe to the adage that if it ain’t broke,...
  • Focus on Glasgow

    There’s a global spotlight on Glasgow this summer. The UK’s third largest city hosted Radio 1’s Big Weekend last month and will be the home of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in July. The city also celebrates ‘Homecoming Scotland’ this year with festivals, cultural events and an array of food...
  • Impact’s Sporting Guide to Summer 2014

    Picture the scene: it’s early June and the dust is settling on another exam period. In between hangovers, university friends are starting to say their goodbyes for the summer before leaving Nottingham until September. Without the endless reading lists, looming deadlines and 9am lectures to punctuate the day-to-day, how...
  • Live Review: Diary Entry #1 – NME Radar Tour , Leadmill, Sheffield (18/11/13)

    What better way to celebrate the launch of Impact‘s slick new website than by following four of the best new bands around the country for three gigs in a single week on the NME Radar Tour? This first diary entry sees Impact head up to Sheffield’s Leadmill to take...
  • Album Review: CHVRCHES – ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’

    It’s been a busy year for CHVRCHES, with the release of hit singles ‘Recover’, ‘Gun’ and ‘Mother We Share’ as well as extensive touring, and then to top it all off producing one of the best remixes of the year, of the track ‘Hurricane’ by MSMR. And now, they...
  • Live Review: The Amazing Snakeheads, Old Blue Last, London (10/09/13)

    This London show ought to have been The Amazing Snakeheads‘ big breakthrough London show. Instead, it confirmed to the converted just how good they are, and began to convince the unsure. World domination is surely within their sights… No support bands. Yep, that’s right, nothing to warm the crowd up. OK, you’ve...