In the decade since Tame Impala’s debut album, Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rock project has grown into a Grammy-nominated behemoth. But back then it was just about a man, his guitar and the Indian Ocean.
The Texan guitarist explains how the rich musical melting pot of the American Southwest informed his unique playing style and why taking time off meant writing two solo records and a new Big Thief album.
The rapper and songwriter on how he incorporates guitar into his genre-crossing music, and how the former SoundCloud sensation holds fast to guitar because it “was there for me when I felt like nothing else was”.
It’s been almost 10 years since the world first encountered Anna Calvi through her remarkable debut album. Since then, she’s established herself as one of the most unique artists, with two more acclaimed albums under her belt. But at the heart of it all is a woman and her Telecaster.