Huw Baines

Meet Wicketkeeper, the laid-back London trio channelling the best of 90s US indie-rock

Guitarists Simon Morley and Ryan Oxley on how the instrument-swapping friends turned a fun hang into one of the year’s most enjoyable debut records.

“It was more is more, is more, is more!”: how Idles refused to restrain themselves on new album Ultra Mono

We sit down with guitarists Mark Bowen and Lee Kiernan to discuss the Bristol band’s meteoric rise, drugs, alcohol, mental health, the restorative powers of a good baritone, and the paths that led them to become the unlikely standard-bearers of a new kind of rock ‘n’ roll masculinity.

“You don’t just have to sound like Fugazi”: Touché Amoré on how they moved beyond their hardcore roots

Guitarists Nick Steinhardt and Clayton Stephens on the importance of not treading on each other’s toes, keeping a varied palette of pedals to hand and why all those Ross Robinson legends are true.

​“Acoustic guitar opened a few neat doors for me” PHONY’s Neil Berthier on stripping it back for the punks’ sophomore album

From the ashes of Donovan Wolfington came guitarist Neil Berthier’s next project – the raw and emotive PHONY.

​The Big Listen: Thurston Moore – By The Fire

The former Sonic Youth man blends the accessible and the experimental as he celebrates “the glory of the three- or four-minute rock song” and much more besides.

Meet Year Of The Knife, the uncompromising hardcore band with precision-crafted “ugly guitar tones”

With his wife on bass, and twin brothers manning the kit and the second guitar spot, Year Of The Knife’s Brandon Watkins keeps it in the family in the search for brutal slices of straight-edge hardcore.

The Guitar Interview: Thurston Moore on Jazzmasters, Sonic Youth and his new solo LP

The 62-year-old noise pioneer talks weird tunings, writing “straight up pop songs” and why he can’t separate his songs from the guitars he recorded them with.

“I can be sloppy with my playing sometimes, but it’s what makes the vibe”: how Narrow Head’s three-guitar attack strikes the perfect balance

Riffs are in plentiful supply on the Houston rockers’ self-made new record – but with three very different guitar players on tap, that shouldn’t be a surprise.

“The plan was to do a hardcore record with a soul song in the middle, but everyone was like, ‘That’s too weird’”: Honey Joy...

With hooks for days and a boisterous fusion of thrashing riffs, Honey Joy are not your average indie punk band.

“It was about reminding ourselves that we’re a twisted rock band”: Simon Neil on Biffy Clyro’s visceral new record, A Celebration Of Endings

The Scottish guitar-slinger sits down with Guitar.com to talk second dates, waking up, scaling back his guitar set-up and why he will “never apologise for being a three-piece fuckin’ heavy rock band”.
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