• Album Review: Sigrid – Sucker Punch

    Norwegian pop star of the future offers a multi-dimensional and emotionally resolute collection of tracks on a quirky yet mature debut record. “With the world’s eyes on her, Sigrid’s debut record is an illustriously refined body of pop, brimming with originality and fearlessness” A rippling tide of momentum has...
  • Live Review: MØ, Rescue Rooms (16/10/2016)

    MØ (pronounced Muh for the non-Scandinavian) released her debut album two years ago in 2014. Within that time, she has managed to spark quite a musical revolution. Today, MØ holds the title (along with Major Lazer) for the m(Ø)st streamed song in Spotify’s history with ‘Lean On’, amassing in...
  • “Who sings this song?”: Why we can’t stop mixing up chart artists

    These days, the accusation that ‘all chart music sounds the same’ has become all too common. It’s a sweeping generalisation that is mainly bandied around by those who aren’t familiar enough with the genre. This is not confined to pop music: those who don’t understand Classical music can’t tell the difference...
  • Dot to Dot Festival 2013 – Evening

    Congratulations! You’ve made it to the second half of our Dot to Dot coverage. Here is what we thought about the evening’s proceedings at Nottingham’s annual indoor festival. 19:15-20:00: Tom Odell – Rock City Main Hall Tom Odell was billed as Dot to Dot’s headline act, however in Nottingham he opened...
  • Dot to Dot Festival 2013 – Afternoon

    Nottingham’s annual urban festival Dot to Dot took over the city centre on Sunday. Impact sent a team of your favourite writers to cover over thirty of the day’s most exciting acts. Here’s the first part… 14:00-14:30: Skaters – Rescue Rooms (Red Room) Skaters’ garage rock is very typical...