• “Heavenly Melodies Accompanied By Thoughtful Poetry” – Album Review: Chemtrails Over The Country Club – Lana Del Rey

    If you know Lana Del Rey as the patriotic pop princess who sings about her ‘Summertime Sadness’ with a beehive even Priscilla Presley would envy, then her newest album ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ might be a shock. Experimenting with country and a more stripped-back style, Del Rey proves...
  • New Releases Roundup – Pale Waves, Olivia Rodrigo, Fickle Friends, You Me At Six, dodie and Lana Del Rey

    Gemma and Kiah are back with their New Releases Roundup, featuring some of the most popular and anticipated releases of 2021....
  • Miles Kane @ Rock City

    Arriving in Nottingham for the penultimate leg of a thirteen-stage UK tour, Indie rock troubadour Miles Kane shimmered in front of a raucous sold-out crowd spanning the generations. Having first tasted success playing lead guitar on Arctic Monkeys’ iconic 505, Miles Kane’s career has rocketed to incredible heights. The...
  • Artists of the Year 2017

    This year music-wise has been insane, seeing old artists reinvent themselves and new artists take centre stage in the industry. Here’s arguably some of the best artists of this year… Chart-toppers Taylor Swift View this post on Instagram A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) While Taylor Swift has...
  • The Week in Live Music: Laurel and Toothless

    March is upon us and spring (finally) approaches! With sunny evenings just around the corner, Nottingham was treated to a healthy dose of luminous Chamber-Pop, in the form of visits from Laurel and Toothless (of Bombay Bicycle Club fame). Here’s what Impact Music thought… Laurel, Rescue Rooms Red Room...
  • Interview: HANA

    Los Angeles electro-pop singer HANA is braced for success. She’s toured Shamir, Lana Del Rey and Purity Ring, and is self-proclaimed bessie-mates with Grimes. Last Friday she finally released her much anticipated debut HANA EP. In the wake of this release, we caught up with HANA before she’s makes...
  • Painful Nostalgia: The Musical Memory of Mommy and 45 Years

    Though inherently an incredibly manipulative medium, film becomes doubly so when scores and soundtracks play a prominent role; the site of intersection between image and sound is by turns cynically prescriptive and sentimentally liberating. From the taut strings of Psycho (1960) to the exhilarating rush of Bowie’s ‘Modern Love’...