"I think there's just so much more you can do on a piano or a synth with voicing and stuff like that, which you can't do on guitar"
"I got so used to playing short scales that even now, putting on a full-length bass feels like I'm trying to play the wing of a plane or something!"
Ahead of the February release of Alt-J’s new album, The Dream, Newman joined us to talk songwriting, his rekindled love for guitar, and the revolutionary Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster
The UK acoustic maestro talks us through his Ibanez JGM10 signature acoustic and explains the differences with the JGM5
"I'm trying to do something on this record where once the main guitars and vocals are done, I'm listening back to my bass parts for moments where I can potentially move things"
As the Quincy Jones-approved Swedish vocal and instrumental maestro releases his first solo album, we talk covering Michael Jackson and writing the soundtrack of his life so far
The vocalist/guitarist talks new EP Ø and the inspiration of Elliot Smith, Nirvana, Hole and Babes In Toyland
Interview: As the crossover artist returns with a rock-driven EP featuring Tom Morello and Travis Barker, she explains why guitar is the instrument she knows best
“I still get tripped out when reading comments from people saying that my music saved their life," admits Joe Mulherin
"I think you could see a lot more solo artists and singer songwriters come up through this, as well as instrumentalists who may not have yet had that opportunity"
Matt Pike and Billy Corgan are among the guitarists who lit the fire under Gibbs' downtuned, slo-mo riffing and songwriting
“Having someone as creative as Gavin Harrison on board, I would be a fool not to utilise that in the songwriting as much as I could"