• East of Eli: Part 1 of 2

    I went to The Troubadour in London to see East of Eli perform for the third time. The basement under the bar was illuminated with purple, blue and pink lights that set an enchanting glow to the room. East of Eli is chiefly comprised of one man, Nathan West,...
  • Clean Cut Kid @ Bodega

    Four-piece indie band Clean Cut Kid returned to Nottingham as part of their Give Love tour, taking to The Bodega’s stage for one night only. Comparable to bands like Fleetwood Mac and Fickle Friends, Clean Cut Kid proved they have a bright future ahead of them. “Playing in Nottingham...
  • Album Review: Muse – Simulation Theory

    Devon’s rock titans struggle to inspire on their sci-fi dominated space-rock adventure. It’s incredible to think that Teignmouth trio Muse released their debut record almost twenty years ago, but since then, the band have escalated to complete stardom, being hailed as one of Britain’s greatest modern rock bands. Muse...
  • Sam Fender @ Rock City

    Halfway through a sold-out UK tour, rising singer-songwriter Sam Fender stopped in Nottingham for the ninth stage of the tour to play a stunning set of tracks spanning the last two years. “A sound crossed between Nothing But Thieves’ epic arena rock and Hozier’s spine-tingling vocals” Just twelve months ago,...
  • Style Icon: Luke Spiller of The Struts

    The glam-rock frontman to English rock band, ‘The Struts’, is no stranger to the style influences of Freddie Mercury and Lady Gaga, embracing the flairs and frills of rock-stage attire. The Derby-born singer stands in a glowing mix of colours and fabrics, refusing to be confined by the gendering...
  • Blondes @ The Chameleon Arts Café

    The compact venue of the Chameleon Arts Café catered perfectly to Blondes’ set, giving the gig a very personal and intimate atmosphere. This suited the friendly and supportive nature of the crowd and allowed for a real connection to be felt between us and the musicians. The support acts...
  • 5 Albums for Summer

    Looking for those grooves to keep you cool all summer? From punk to pop and everything in between, Impact recommends five of the best albums to kick-start your summer listening. Stay Sick! by The Cramps When thinking about quintessential summer albums, I immediately thought of The Beach Boys and...