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Pottery’s Jacob Shepansky on how uncooked hot dogs inspired their debut album

The Montreal up and comers are drawing from their melting pot of inspirations to offer an eye-catching blend of rock music that lists Nels Cline and The Birthday Party among its influences.

Fidelity Guitars’ Matt Oram on leaving his old career behind to start a guitar company

Founded in 2017, Fidelity Guitars are now seen on stage with some of the UK’s most innovative acts including Slaves, Public Service Broadcasting and The Horrors.

The best guitar tracks to hear this week

We've got everything covered and then some in this week's playlist – including modern indie and unearthed, early 70s classics.

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard’s Tom Rees talks rejecting pastiches, writing on a nylon-strung guitar and replicating T. Rex

The guitarist and frontman of one of Wales’ best new rock bands details the guitar parts on their hotly tipped forthcoming EP, The Non-Stop.

“Take no prisoners”: Rabea Massaad recalls Nuno Bettencourt’s advice

Rabea is best known as a YouTube guitar star, but the Anderton’s man has also forged a career as a guitar player in atmospheric prog outfit Toska. Here he talks about his hidden love for Strats and sharing Portuguese wine with Nuno Bettencourt.

Luke Sital-Singh on the benefits of writing sad songs and finding solace in collaboration

The singer-songwriter discusses his recent EP, relocating from Bristol to Los Angeles and his love of Lowden acoustics.

Win! A pair of Neumann NDH 20 Studio Headphones worth £419

Neumann has a world-class reputation in the microphone, and now the brand is entering the high-end headphone market with the NDH 20 – answer the question below to win a pair.

Win! A Gordon Smith GS Deluxe Semi Solid worth £1,699

The GS Deluxe Semi Solid is an eye-catching single-cut that’s more versatile than it looks – answer the question below for your chance to win one

Win! An Audient EVO 4 audio interface worth £99

With 2-in/2-out, a new Smartgain feature and an internal loop bus, Audient’s new EVO 4 audio interface is sure to satisfy newbies and pros alike.

10 New Guitar Tracks to Hear This Week

From modern jazz to acoustic covers of classic albums and everything in-between, this week's playlist is sure to whet your appetite.