• Dot To Dot Festival 2019

    Dot To Dot Festival landed in Nottingham on Sunday 26th May for the last leg of the festival, having been to Manchester and Bristol for the May Bank Holiday. Since I reviewed the festival last year and was blown away, I had high expectations for the day ahead, and...
  • Home Run: Manchester, England

    Though I was born across the Pennines in the depths of Yorkshire, for most of my life I (like nearly half a million others) have been proud to call Manchester, the self-appointed capital of the north, my home. Geographically, the city is ideal. It’s a large city with everything...
  • Gig Preview: The Blinders, Rough Trade (02/12/12)

    Following their performance at Leeds festival and the release of their debut single ‘Swine’ on Radio 1, The Blinders hit Nottingham on Friday the 2nd of December. Born and raised in Doncaster and currently stationed in Manchester, The Blinders are the north’s best export since Yorkshire Tea. Expect noise,...
  • Interview: Samm Henshaw

    In a bar crammed with 10 people, music was blaring and the weather was cold but Impact couldn’t let the Manchester weather stop us from talking to the talented Samm Henshaw after he opened up for Chance the Rapper in the Manchester Academy. “It’s not about you trying to...
  • Top 5 Christmas Markets

    It’s that time of year where we’re all getting excited for the big day: we’ve cooked flat Christmas dinners and done Secret Santa, now we’re drinking mulled wine and running around trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone. One of the best parts of Christmas is undoubtedly the Christmas markets....
  • Live Review: Courtney Barnett, The Ritz, Manchester (30/11/15)

    It has been a stunning year for Courtney Barnett. Her debut LP – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit – was released in March to rave reviews, and it has been frequently featured around the top of many publication’s lists of the best albums of 2015. She’s sold out venues...
  • I Am The Resurrection, Again: Thoughts on the Second Return of The Stone Roses

    The Stone Roses, one of the great bands that helped Manchester’s music scene secure it’s formidable reputation, recently announced two comeback gigs, to be held in June next year at the Etihad Stadium, and even organised two extra nights after overwhelmingly high demand for the £60+ tickets. They will also headline T in...