• “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....
  • The Rise of Meme Culture in Rap

    In April of this year, Kanye West released the track ‘Lift Yourself’. The lyrics “Poopy-di-scoop / Scoop-diddy-whoop” soon became an internet meme. Kanye, a well-established musician with well over a decade of work up his sleeve, just risked humiliating himself for the sake of a comedic throwaway track. But...
  • Interview with Tom Grennan: Headliner at Barn on the Farm Festival July 2018

    From guest vocalist on Chase & Status ‘All Goes Wrong’ to the voice of Sky Sports’ Premier League coverage and Fifa 2018 with ‘Found What I’ve Been Looking For’, London singer-songwriter Tom Grennan takes the limelight, headlining Gloucester’s Barn on the Farm Festival and releasing his debut album Lighting...
  • Album Review: Kanye West – Ye

    Two years after the promised Turbo Grafx 16 was struck from record and several Twitter rants of varying comprehensibility later, Kanye West’s eighth studio record has finally landed in the stream-o-sphere. While Ye does nothing to reinvent the wheel, it seeks to reaffirm “this generation’s closest thing to Einstein”’s...
  • Death of the Record?

    Vinyl lovers, maybe it’s time to come to terms with the demise of ‘traditional ways’ to listen to music. With an increasing number of mainstream artists shirking from conventional long-plays, we may just be on the brink of the death of the record. Black Eyed Peas’ comeback single ‘Street...
  • How Bon Iver Changed My Life

    I don’t exactly remember the first time I listened to Bon Iver. I must’ve been around 14 or so, but I do remember how my life changed. Before that point, I had always found it cheesy when someone talked about how a specific musician or artist had ‘changed their...
  • Rhys’ Musical Christmas List – Part I

    There are certain methods many of us go through when transitioning over to the cheeriest holiday of the year. Here at Impact, we want to help with a small count down of some of the best songs around as you become the most jolly/emotionallyintouchwithChristmas as you can be! 12....