Eight new guitar artists to check out this week (7 June 2019)

From punk to folk to stoner rock, we’ve covered all the bases.

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On the hunt for new guitar music? We’ve compiled a list of fresh artists you should be keeping an eye and an ear on. From promising singer-songwriters to bands that are exploding on the scene, here’s a little bit of everything for everyone.

1Nilüfer Yanya

Those in the UK would surely have heard of Nilüfer Yanya by now. The 23-year-old’s debut album Miss Universe arrived earlier in March and has since received critical praise. In our interview with Yanya, she tells us more about learning the instrument from The Invisible’s Dave Okumu, her early influences and her songwriting style.

Read more here.

2Tom Speight

Singer-songwriter Tom Speight almost lost his life to Crohn’s disease, but he bounced back from the illness and then went on to release his debut LP earlier this year. Titled Collide, the album features collaborations by industry veterans Turin Brakes and Benjamin Francis Leftwich. Speight tells us more about the recording process, as well as a dream-come-true moment when he sang with Paul McCartney.

Read more here.

3Amyl And The Sniffers

Australian punk rockers Amyl And The Sniffers have gone from playing gigs in their native Melbourne to South By Southwest earlier this year. The quartet are known for their raucous live performances, as guitarist Declan Martens tells us, some of which have ended up in gear disaster.

Listen to the rockers’ high-octane tunes here.

4Myles Jasnowski

Myles Jasnowski may have kicked off his guitar career on YouTube, but he has since discovered a winning formula on Instagram: quick, raw clips that shine the spotlight on his silky chops. If you want to find out how to get Insta-famous, check out our interview with him.

Check out Jasnowski’s chops here.

5Morganway

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Twin brothers Callum and Kieran Morgan have been shaking their sleepy Norfolk hometown awake with a barnstorming rock sound. The twins’ six-piece band, Morganway, draw influences from Americana, alt-rock, country and folk, and their new album, out in August this year, aims to capture the spirit of their live performances.

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6Stonefield

Stonefield are made up of the Findlay sisters: Amy, Hannah, Sarah and Holly. They’ve come a long way from their humble beginnings of jamming in their parents’ farm shed to bringing their strain of stoner rock to Glastonbury. Learn about their incredible journey in our interview.

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7Charlie Cunningham

Charlie Cunningham may not be a newcomer, but the trained Spanish classical guitarist only recently made his major label debut. Permanent Way has proven to be a very interesting listen indeed, owing to Cunningham’s deft blend of nylon-string guitars and synths.

Listen to Cunningham’s intriguing compositions here.

8Phum Viphurit

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Mild-mannered Thai singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit burst on the international scene after his single Lover Boy went viral on the internet last year. Since then, the 23-year-old has been touring the globe, bringing his neo-soul cheer to the far reaches of the world. He tells us he’ll be putting everything he’s learnt from his travels into an EP, out later this year.

Read more here.

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