• Album Review: Novo Amor – Birthplace

    Welsh multi-instrumentalist Ali Lacey delivers a virtuous debut album brimming with ambiance and natural beauty. In a world characterised by conflict and drama, we could all use the cinematic bliss that comes with Ali Lacey, otherwise known as Novo Amor, the Welsh multi-instrumentalist who this week finally releases his...
  • 5 Albums for Autumn

    Looking for some music that’s the perfect fit for this time of year? Then look no further – here’s Impact’s countdown of five albums guaranteed to suit your autumnal mood… Antisocialites by Alvvays Still in a haze after the long, long summer? Or just struggling to adjust to nine...
  • Planetarium: Collab Album Review

    A project as expansive as Planetarium would have to be a collaboration. Originally a commission for American composer Nico Muhly, the album grew to draw upon the efforts of composer Bryce Dessner of The National, singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, and drummer James McAlister to explore the expanse of the cosmos....
  • FESTIVAL PREVIEW: END OF THE ROAD

    It seems that not a year goes by when Dorset’s End of the Road Festival manages to put together an incredible line up, and this year is no different. Here are some of the acts worth checking out at this year’s festival. SUFJAN STEVENS Sufjan Stevens’ reputation certainly precedes...
  • Advent Calendar #21: Sufjan Stevens – ‘The Winter Solstice’

    Holding up the philosophy that Christmas music should not only be festive, but diverse, Impact has compiled a list of 25 ‘Christmas songs’ to take you through advent. Including not only songs which are indisputably part of the Christmas canon, but also straying into areas of music which holds looser links...