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Stuart Braithwaite, John Cummings and Mogwai

How’s this for timeliness: Mogwai have two songs which feature references to the holiday season, namely Christmas Song and Christmas/Xmas Steps (yes, I know the latter is named after a street in Bristol but shush). These compositions run the gamut of the Mogwai canon, aptly demonstrating the subtlety and noise which they contrast so well … Continue reading

Gear Awards 2011

The end of 2011 is looming near and it’s that time where we take a look at the movers and shakers in guitar gear this year. This is out of the ordinary for EDGG; normally we’re looking at guitar rigs rather than individual products themselves. However, now may be just the time to expand our … Continue reading

Mike Vennart, Steve Durose, Gambler and Oceansize

For some, this post probably doesn’t qualify for the famous guitar gear category. To them, I say listen to Oceansize. If there was ever a band who deserved more recognition, here it was, but sadly the Manchester five-piece went their separate ways in February of 2011. However, Oceansize still hold an enviable position in my heart, … Continue reading

James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Metallica

Okay, okay, it’s Metallica. Yes, they’re an easy target (thanks Lou Reed), but they remain one of the most important bands in rock and metal. More importantly, have you seen the setlists these guys are playing for their 30th anniversary celebrations? My word. This week, the band have also unveiled a number of outtakes from … Continue reading

Hywel Evans and Truckers of Husk

An interview with Cardiff’s math rock titans at Clwb Ifor Bach… plus video Truckers of Husk are one of the brightest stars in the Cardiff music scene’s glimmering constellation of acts. Although only a part-time band, their nuanced math rock stylings have attracted considerable attention, particularly on debut album Accelerated Learning, released last month on … Continue reading

Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Thom Yorke and Radiohead

With Radiohead announcing some long-overdue tour dates in support of the okay-but-could-be-better-live The King of Limbs, it feels like an appropriate time to take a look at the gear they employ onstage, which will hopefully see use in some UK venues. As with previous “Famous Guitar Gear” posts, I will enlist the assistance of other … Continue reading

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