• Album Review: Pale Waves – My Mind Makes Noises

    Having seen four-piece indie rock/pop band Pale Waves perform at two festivals this summer, Dot to Dot Festival and Y Not Festival, I was very excited for the release of their debut album My Mind Makes Noises. Manchester born and bred, Pale Waves have frequently been compared to The...
  • Album Review: Fickle Friends – You Are Someone Else

    It was about time Fickle Friends made an album. This indie five-piece from Brighton have released two EPs, Velvet in 2015 and Glue in 2017, along with a string of other stand-alone singles, keeping us waiting for a long time for their hotly anticipated debut LP. With a mixture of...
  • 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...
  • Music Interview – Pale Waves

    A self-described emo-pop band, Pale Waves have created quite the storm. Signed to Dirty Hit, the band are label mates with some of the biggest upcoming UK bands, including The 1975, Wolf Alice, and The Japanese House, so it’s no surprise Pale Waves are rapidly rising to fame. They...
  • LIVE: Pale Waves @ Bodega

    Fresh from playing to a sold-out crowd with The 1975 at New York’s Maddison Square Gardens, Pale Waves are leading the pack when it comes to the recent resurgence in female lead grunge. Fronted by guitarist and vocalist, Heather Baron-Gracie, they are becoming quite the talking point within the...
  • Albums of the Year: 2016

    Often, turbulent times can produce the best art. Needless to say, 2016 has been an excellent year for music… Presenting Impact Music’s favourite albums (and mixtapes) of the past twelve months, as voted for by our writers and editors.  15. Frankie Cosmos – Next Thing “Is it cool when I...
  • Live Review: The Japanese House, Rescue Rooms (01/11/2016)

    The day after Halloween, the crowds descended upon Rescue Rooms to hear the Japanese House’s outer-worldly take on pop. Amber Bain’s project initially gained some following after being associated with littered comparisons to The 1975. This was not totally incorrect. ‘Still’ was produced by Matty Healy and George Daniel,...