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.
Walrus’ Colt Westbrook and Jason Stulce give us the lowdown on the future of the Mako range, why they don’t want to be like Tesla, and why they’ll never stop making pedals that “are simple and sound great”.
The JHS Pedals founder explains how Pedals: The Musical was a labour of love, why this is just the start for his guitar-related productions, and just how they turned actors into singing, dancing stompboxes…
Julien Baker’s latest album is bold, ambitious and keeps gut-punch songwriting heart at its core. We caught up with her to talk self-doubt, chasing ‘ugly’ sounds and pursuing guitar virtuosity to prove a point.