If there’s one thing Croydon power trio Press To Meco have no time for, it’s genre labels, with the band’s second album - and first on Marshall Records - Here’s To The Fatigue ably hopping between hardcore, punk, rock and metal - and that’s exactly what guitarist Luke Caley delivers in this exclusive playthrough.
In the clip, Caley tears through an instrumental version of album track Skip The Crawl on one sweet-looking SG, fitted with Bare Knuckle’s Warpig P-90 and Mississippi Queen humbucker - we especially dig that opening riff, and the tight palm-muting in the verses. Oh, and that cheeky tap at the end. Nice.
The tones on this clip come courtesy of a Marshall JVM410HJS (yep, that’s the Joe Satriani model), paired with a 1960 cab equipped with Vintage 30s.
If you fancy experiencing some of this riffage live, Press To Meco tour the UK in the summer and October/November…
02.06 London, Camden Rocks Festival
12.07 Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
08.09 Corby, Rocked Up Hootenanny
31.10 Glasgow, King Tuts
01.11 Manchester, Star and Garter
02.11 Leeds, Key Club
03.11 Birmingham, Asylum 2
08.11 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
09.11 Brighton, Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
10.11 London, Boston Music Room