• Impact’s Music Essentials: 2010s R&B

    R&B is a genre that has always been around, originating in the 40s, yet not many of us consider ourselves avid R&B listeners. Daria Paterek aims to change that with her list of the top 10 R&B songs that debuted in the 2010s....
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    Let’s Talk Music: Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun

    Tolu Sangowawa and Chris Marinos Welcome to the first episode of Let’s Talk Music! Join Tolu and Chris as they chat about a few of their recent listens and old favourites, including Mama’s Gun, the second studio album from neo-soul singer Erykah Badu. Featured image courtesy of Kit Sinclair...
  • Record Store Day 2020 – Rhianna’s Top Picks

    Rhianna Greensmith Like many other yearly events, Record Store Day (RSD) 2020 as we normally know it had to be cancelled. Yet, instead of forfeiting the vinyl tradition celebrating over 200 of the UK’s indie record stores by releasing limited edition records for avid collectors to get their hands...
  • “Name One Genius That Ain’t Crazy”: How Kanye West became one of the most influential and controversial artists of all time

    Many artists are known for their passionate and loyal fanbase. However, the group that immediately springs into the forefront of my mind is always the Kanye West fanbase. Kanye West is inescapable....
  • Interview – DMA’s

    Impact sat down with DMA’s’ guitarist, Johnny Took, right before the band’s sold out show at Rock City. We discussed hangovers, the meaning of success, and what’s next for the band. You guys played Liverpool last night, how was that? JT: Errrrrrm… it was great. You had to think...
  • Preview – Dot to Dot Festival 2019

    I had the pleasure of attending Dot to Dot Festival last year and had an absolute blast. Touring in Nottingham, Bristol, and Manchester from 24th-26th May, this is a musical extravaganza that you do not want to miss. The last leg of the festival will be in Nottingham on...
  • Bands and Brands: The Changing Art of ‘Selling Out’

    For generations of musicians and music lovers alike, “selling out” was the worst thing a musician could do. A stinging insult and verbal slap to the face, it meant sacrificing musical quality or original intentions in favour of commercial success. But is ‘selling out’ really as bad as it...