“It was about reminding ourselves that we’re a twisted rock band”: Simon Neil on Biffy Clyro’s visceral new record, A Celebration Of Endings

The Scottish guitar-slinger sits down with to talk second dates, waking up, scaling back his guitar set-up and why he will “never apologise for being a three-piece fuckin’ heavy rock band”.

Kidsmoke’s Sophie Ballamy on her love of TC Electronic pedals, Robert Smith, and supporting The Joy Formidable with a broken amplifier

With their songs appearing on Black Mirror and Made In Chelsea before their debut album was even released, Kidsmoke are proving that there’s plenty of life in guitar music yet.

“There are loads of mistakes everywhere”: Everything Everything embrace imperfection on new album Re-Animator

Alex Robertshaw on crazy deadlines, intense pressure and pushing the boundaries even further on their latest LP.

Introducing… Honey Lung, a London four-piece ready for 2020’s alt-rock revival

From being locked into a room and forced to listen to My Bloody Valentine, to no longer hiding behind effects, guitarists Jamie Batten and Harry Chambers talk about the band’s formation and future.

Massive Wagons’ Adam Thistlethwaite details his favourite guitar parts on House Of Noise

The Lancaster rockers channel Marillion, Green Day and more influential artists on their fifth long player, with vintage Flying Vs and homemade overdrive pedals.

“Things were going so well, and then we all just had to go home”: Lindsay Ell on guitars, technique and making an album during...

Lindsay Ell tells all about the challenges of recording her new album Heart Theory when the world shut down halfway through recording, and how legendary producer Dann Huff has become her new guitar coach.

Brent Mason on his new Signature Telecaster

The country guitar maestro on how his wonderfully unique Fender Telecaster made it onto Fender’s production line in the shape of his brand-new Fender Stories Collection Brent Mason Telecaster.

Gerry Leonard on touring and recording with David Bowie, re-thinking the guitar and wrangling sound

Gerry Leonard’s career as a pioneer in both the sonic and the live-sphere continues to evolve – here, he discusses his original approach, seizing control of the guitar and being a trusted foil to icons of the music world.

Gibson in the 1940s: Kalamazoo Gals and banner headstocks

We chat with the last surviving Kalamazoo Gal and hear a 1943 Southern Jumbo in action.

Right Said Fred’s Fred Fairbrass on 80s Strats, ignoring advice and getting lost backstage

In addition to being partly responsible for global megahit I’m Too Sexy, Right Said Fred guitarist Fred Fairbrass says he’s also a guitar aficionado with a penchant for FujiGen Strats.