Interview: Patrick Sweany – Ancient Wisdom

Patrick Sweany has spent two decades bringing roots music to modern audiences. Now, as he shares his seventh studio album, Ancient Noise, with the world, we chat to the guitarist about his ‘secret life’ as blues fan, recording in Sam Phillips’ studio and what it was like having a young Dan Auerbach in his band… Words Josh Gardner | Portraits More...

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By On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Interview: Örn Custom Guitars – The Ice Man Cometh

Gunnar Örn Sigurðsson has been making Orn Custom Guitars by hand in Reykjavík, Iceland for over 20 years, and his ‘dipping process’ is a concept he claims is a first in the art of guitar building. Lars Mullen More...

By On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Tesseract’s James Monteith Talks Guitar

Darran Charles of Godsticks sits down with the Tesseract guitarist to talk guitars, digital modellers and more. In the last five years, progressive metal has moved to the forefront of More...

By On Monday, July 9th, 2018

Interview: Ride – Ride Revival

Ride’s latest album Weather Diaries – their first for 21 years – is a welcome evolution of the band’s storm of melody, noise and songwriting savvy. Richard Purden speaks to guitarist Andy Bell about gigging, More...

By On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Interview: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

As Colorado’s own rock ’n’ soul sensations Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats return with a second hip-shaking studio album, Chris Vinnicombe sits down with their main man to talk guitars, influences More...

By On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Interview: Jonathan Wilson – Renaissance Man

Jonathan Wilson is a modern day psychedelic polymath. From producing the hottest alternative artists on the planet and performing alongside prog icons to releasing some of the headiest pop music you’ll hear today, More...

By On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

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 More...

By On Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Interview: JD McPherson – School’s Out

Teacher turned acclaimed rock ’n’ roller JD McPherson tells Chris Vinnicombe all about recording within the hallowed walls of Nashville’s RCA Studio B, jamming with Queens Of The Stone Age and a close encounter More...

By On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Interview: Paul Reed Smith – Silver Sky Thinking

Paul Reed Smith gives us his perspective on the guitar that’s set the internet ablaze… We caught up with Paul Smith at the European launch of the Silver Sky to find out more about a project that has More...

By On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Founders Keepers: Gene Baker Founders Design Stelecaster

Gene Baker was a Master Builder at the Fender Custom Shop between 1993 and 1999. Following a stint as Chief Engineer/Master Builder for Premier Builders Guild, in recent years his focus has returned to his b3 Guitars More...