How The Legendary brand behind the Meatball and Big Cheese came to be

25 years after Lovetone’s first pedals launched, designer Dan Coggins explains how this tiny British brand’s effects ended up on U2 and Radiohead hits and acquired legendary status among toneheads… In a classic ‘brain meets brawn’ story that began in 1994 in the small English town of Henley-on-Thames, Lovetone has gained near mythical status as […]


Focus On Yourself As A Player Before Anything Else

The 20-year-old Arizona guitarist on Schecters, Green Day, a Mega-manager and the importance of practice… Doll Skin always had a knack for writing anthemic, pop-punk songs like modern-day Runaways. On their third release Love Is Dead And We Killed Her (Hopeless Records) a heavier Doll Skin has emerged musically, as well as lyrically. Guitar player Alex […]


The War On Drugs On String Theory

The War on Drugs are one of my favourite bands, been listening to them for a couple of years now, and the guitar work on the albums is really impressive. The songs are multi-dimensional with so many layers and textures, along with the lyrics, they great albums to listen to, so I enjoyed listening to […]

Grammy Album of the Year

Grammy Album of the Year Nominees With No Tangible CD Releases

For the first time since the era of compact discs, this year’s Grammy album of the year nominations feature projects not released on CD. Both Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy (Atlantic) and H.E.R.’s self-titled debut album (RCA) skipped the format in their official U.S. releases, favouring streaming, digital downloads and vinyl instead. It is the […]