• An Icon Of Peace? President Donald Trump Nominated For This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize

    What is the first thing you associate with President Donald Trump? Peace? For many this is not the first thing that springs to mind, but earlier this month it was revealed that far-right Norwegian politician Tybring-Gjedde has nominated Trump for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize....
  • Populism, Religion, Modi. What’s Happening In India? And Why It Matters.

    Good days are coming’, this was the slogan of Narendra Modi, the unabashedly populist maverick who took the Indian subcontinent by storm in 2014. Never before, or since, has the appeal and allure of populist politics been so acutely presented in a single phrase, perfectly encapsulating the vague promises...
  • Sexual Assault at Music Festivals: Impact interviews Girls Against

    Festival season is well under way. For most attendees, festivals are the highlight of the summer – a celebration of music and culture which takes place in a carefree and communal atmosphere. However, it’s becoming ever more apparent that festival culture has been infiltrated by a disturbing affliction. Reports...
  • Live Review: Blossoms, Rescue Rooms (10/10/2015)

    Stockport’s rising Blossoms, who supported The Courteeners at Heaton Park in July (alongside Peace and Bipolar Sunshine) have termed their own unique sub-genre ‘Ethereal Nostalgic Sonance’. It does sound painfully pretentious but their tunes are trippy, chilled and dreamy, with indie-pop vibes softening the psychedelic mystique. The band, who started...
  • Live Review: Peace, Rock City (02/10/2015)

    Hair, charisma, sweat and talent. To sum up Peace’s performance at Rock City so simplistically is crude yet surprisingly effective. To overstate this indie-rock band’s talent is hardly conceivable. Quite clearly the fans at lively Rock City agreed. Energetic responses continually emerged from the crowd. Signs of adoration took...
  • Live Review: Peace, The Bodega (05/02/15)

    The B’town band Peace are touring the country playing intimate shows, and with 3 sold out nights at Nottingham’s own Bodega, Impact magazine went to experience some of those famous Peace vibes. Coming onto stage to meet a packed out Bodega, Peace opened with ‘Higher than the sun’ from...