Interviews

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.

“I’m doing everything in my power not to sound like QOTSA”: how Brighton punks CLT DRP are forging their own path

Following the release of their debut album, CLT DRP guitarist Scott Reynolds discusses his unique approach to songwriting.

How McNally Guitars’ stunning instruments combine American and Celtic styles with aplomb

Ciaran McNally prides himself on the versatility of his instruments, alongside exquisite craftsmanship and blending traditional and modern luthiery, we caught up with him to discover how he got into the industry.

“If you love vintage Strats, you’re going to love playing this guitar”: Kenny Wayne Shepherd on his new Fender signature

As Fender releases a brand new USA-made signature for the blues-rock guitarist, we caught up with the man himself to find out what makes this new instrument so special

“Digital events take away a lot of barriers”: PRS on the exciting potential of Guitar.com Live

PRS’ director of marketing, Judith Schaefer explains why PRS is excited to see how virtual events like Guitar.com Live can connect us more closely, and how the brand’s been finding the positives in 2020.

“You start to see how you can make the guitar sound so much bigger”: Fontaines DC on taking things to the next level on...

It’s been a dizzying three years for Fontaines DC, who released their second album A Hero’s Death at the end of July. The Irish band tell us about their love of 60s Fenders, selling out Brixton Academy and how they want to write a “weird as fuck” new album full of bangers.

“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.

“We didn’t recognise any pressure, we just went into it having fun”: Doves on their triumphant return

With new album The Universal Want demonstrating that the Manchester three-piece are revitalised after 11 years on hiatus, we caught up with guitarist Jez Williams to talk 335s, recording with Dictaphones and making noises like jet engines.

The Pineapple Thief on how Cubase and Kemper influenced their entire record

The band that started the Kscope label prove that limitations and intimate recording setups can breed a mass of creativity.
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