Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Interviews

Opeth

Opeth’s Fredrik Åkesson dissects his favourite guitar solos on In Cauda Venenum

The Swedish metal maestro reveals why Opeth chose to include jazz chord changes and offset Fenders on the band’s 13th studio album.
steve grindrod

Legendary Marshall and Vox amp designer Steve Grindrod’s lifelong quest to craft the perfect...

We talk to one of the industry’s most experienced engineers to find out what life was like at the cutting edge of British valve amplification – and what he plans to do next.
The Night Café

“The whole album is one big piece of art”: The Night Café on new...

Guitarists Sean and Josh reveal the process of developing from a “little indie band” to writing an 18-track debut LP.
Ezra Furman Twelve Nudes

Ezra Furman breaks down five songs from his new album, Twelve Nudes

“Sometimes a song just shows up, makes clear demands, and you just do what it tells you to do.”
Omar Apollo

Meet rising neo soul artist, livewire performer and Stratocaster devotee Omar Apollo

The Chicano singer-songwriter talks his jazz inspirations and why he’s “a big guy for convenience”.
Sœur

“I picked up a guitar because I was sick of lugging my piano around...

The South West’s next great guitar band on compromising, not having a bass player in the band and more.
Ian Noe

Meet Ian Noe, one of Americana’s most compelling new voices

His debut album was produced by Dave Cobb and he counts Aquaman and Game Of Thrones star Jason Momoa among his rapidly expanding fanbase.

Fender’s Neil Whitcher on the Mercury Prize nominees involved with Fender Next

Neil Whitcher, Fender's Head of Artist Relations, EMEA, talks about the Fender Next programme and why this year’s nominees are helping develop modern guitar.
Fink

“There’s no such thing as a demo. They’re just different versions”: Fink on his...

Producer/guitarist Fink gives us the lowdown his new album, Bloom Innocent, the comfort of recording at home and his love of Martin Guitars.
feeder grant nicholas

“Champagne, vodka and a nice bottle of red”: Feeder’s Grant Nicholas on his rider...

The Feeder frontman and Jazzmaster fanatic tells us about the guitars he’s loved and lost, the band’s most embarrassing onstage moments, and his vintage gear obsessions.
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