“I still have my Smiths tattoos. What a great band, and of course, Johnny Marr is a master of sound. He exposed me to what you could do with delay, heavy reverb, tremolo – a lot of modulation effects.
“I Want The One I Can’t Have has a really shimmery acoustic guitar with all of these amazing, super-verbed-out delays as overdubs. The riffs are cool, jangly and very hip. I’ve tried to play them, and it always feels as though I’m playing backwards. It’s comfortable for him, though – it’s his style.
“He’s a proficient guitar player, but the best thing about him is his feel, which has almost a jazzy swing to it. This Charming Man has a fast swing tempo, and everything he plays on that is beautiful. He fills out the songs with interesting patterns, melodies and ideas. In some ways, his use of effects made way for a lot of shoegazer bands. A truly groundbreaking guitarist.”