Sunday, November 17, 2019

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Artist Collection: Ida Mae – Getting Closer

Three albums in, a packed touring schedule and a song gracing a big-budget mobile phone advert took Kill It Kid to the masses. But at the height of their success, Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean dissolved the band and formed Ida Mae, a rootsy Americana duo. And then the real fun began…

Why I Love My… Bill Wyman & The Flying Penge

The legendary Rolling Stones rhythm king on the home-made bass that he brought back from the dead to provide the bedrock of some of the Stones’ earliest recordings.

Interview: The Faim

From a chance encounter with a Grammy-nominated producer to touring with Lower Than Atlantis, it’s been a whirlwind beginning for The Faim. Sam Roberts talks to guitarist Michael Bono…

In Pictures: Gardiner Houlgate Guitar Auction, June 2018

Including a Gibson L5 and a lefty LP Black Beauty. 

Interview: Jonathan Wilson, Renaissance Man

As he releases his superlative third album, Rare Birds, Teri Saccone picks the brains of one of the most interesting characters in modern guitar music…

Why I Love My… Romeo Stodart & His Gibson ES-335

The Magic Numbers frontman is rarely seen without his trusty Gibson semi - he tells Josh Gardner why it’s such an important guitar for him…

Founders Keepers: Fantastic Four

Our look at the Fender Custom Shop’s 30th Anniversary Founders Design models concludes with a quartet of bolt-ons that are heavy on bling…

Builder Profile: Stone Deaf

UK company Stone Deaf Effects & Amplification builds innovative stompboxes that have graced the boards of some of the biggest stars in rock. Main man Luke Hilton explains tells the story of the firm’s rapid growth and idiosyncratic designs…

Interview: The Temperance Movement – Roots Manoeuvres

Losing two founding members could prove a fatal wound for lesser bands, but The Temperance Movement have come back stronger than ever. Thea de Gallier talks to guitarists Paul Sayer and Matt White and bassist Nick Fyffe about their chart-bothering revival…

Private Collection: Dennis Marshall

Over the years, Dennis Marshall has amassed a wealth of sonic knowledge with a few tasty guitars along the way. He tells Mark Alexander about his love of twang and realising his dream of bringing tube tones to the masses…
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