• A Travel Disaster: Malaysia

    Our first trip venturing outside the gates of Univillage, our university accommodation in Semenyih, entailed nine newly found friends adventuring to the tropical island of Tioman, Malaysia. Contains content some readers may find disturbing. After a lengthy journey involving an hour taxi ride to Kuala Lumpur, a five-hour night...
  • Interview with Sea Girls

    Set to make a tsunami in the indie rock scene, four-piece band Sea Girls are about to embark on their biggest UK tour yet. Impact had the pleasure of chatting to singer and songwriter Henry ahead of their opening show at Nottingham’s Bodega on Thursday 4th October. How did...
  • “We play the tunes and put on a f***ing good show”: DMA’s Interview

    They’re Australian, for a start. And about 20 years too late. But, in defiance of space and time, DMA’s are leading a Britpop revival. Their thoughtful lyrics, clever melodies and low-key look have evoked memories of era-defining artists like Oasis and The Charlatans. Ahead of their sold-out show at Rock...
  • SPINN @ Chameleon Arts Café

    “Get on with it you Scouse fuck,” is, I imagine, not something you expect to hear from an audience who has paid to hear you perform. Nor do I imagine that when Liverpool band SPINN opened their set at the Chameleon Arts Café, they expected to finish with an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Live Review: The Rifles, Rock City (05/03/2016)

    Having not released an album since 2014 and the venue being arguably the biggest on their entire 2016 tour, The Rifles ran the risk of playing to a half empty main hall at Nottingham’s Rock City. However, this was clearly not the case as the gathered crowd filled the...