• 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...
  • Interview: whenyoung

    Currently on tour around the UK following the release of new singles and the announcement that debut album Reasons to Dream will be released in May, whenyoung are the indie band to watch in 2019. Formed of singer/bassist Aoife Power, guitarist Niall Burns and drummer Andrew Flood, who are...
  • The prevalence of 4/4 in popular music

    Let’s do a test. Open up your favourite music streaming app, put on a pop album you like, or turn on the radio and tune it until you hear some popular music. What do you notice about it? How does the music feel? Is it easy to dance to?...