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“We’re never scared of doing anything”: Why You Me At Six refused to be bound by genre

Guitarists Max Helyer and Chris Miller explain the turmoil that inspired the Surrey rockers’ seventh album, SUCKAPUNCH, and how modern production has opened up a whole new world of tone.

Meet Chubby & The Gang, the most important new punk band in the UK today

Tom ‘Razor’ Hardwick and Ethan Stahl discuss the importance of playing as loud and as hard as you can and the influence of Motörhead.

“We wanted to pay attention to the details that only guitar geeks would appreciate”: Epiphone on the ’59 Les Paul

To get the backstory on Epiphone’s first collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop, we catch up Epiphone’s product manager Aljon Go and director of R&D Richard Akers.

“I wanted to create an amp where if I was going to a blues gig, all I’d need is the amp”: Carmen Vandenberg

The Bones UK guitarist and one-time Jeff Beck collaborator tells us why the new limited-edition signature Blackstar CV30 is her perfect amp.

Amp FAQ: What is a cap job and what do filter caps do?

Over time, many tube amplifiers end up suffering from bulging, leaky capacitors and it can make them noisy or unusable.

Why Texan brand BA Ferguson builds guitars inspired by their maker’s heritage

The man behind BA Ferguson Guitars, Ramon ‘Boot’ Arreola Jr, has developed a penchant for guitar building that evokes stories of his dual-heritage upbringing and his love of community.

Meet St Barbe, the jazz-rockers looking to bring a fresh sound to your ears in 2021

The genre-bending trio smash together alt-rock and jazz to create a fresh, interesting space somewhere in between…

Lonely The Brave find inspiration in film scores and post-rock

On their first LP since 2017, the Brit rockers dig into their early influences and find solace in their music’s melancholic optimism.

The 10 Best Guitar Tracks to Hear This Week

This week's playlist features forgotten recordings, new reissues and monster riffery

“This is folk music”: Bonny Light Horseman on celebrating the classics

A year on from the release of Bonny Light Horseman’s stunning debut album, Josh Kaufman reflects on breathing new life into centuries-old folk songs, reducing Justin Vernon to tears and lending The National his guitars.
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