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Behind The Scenes

Filming London’s freshest guitarists

Yesterday we embarked on our first artist session since the Coronavirus pandemic first made its cruel mark on the UK. With equipment sanitised and distances kept safe, we managed to film a tremendous amount of footage which we will be releasing over the next few months.

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Astroid Boys

Rising out of Cardiff’s unlikely CF10 area code, Astroid Boys have cultivated a movement that transcends multiple sub-cultures – a growth that defines them less as a band, and more as voice for the youth.

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Saint Agnes

Saint Agnes create dark, blues rock n roll entwined with cinematic murder ballads; music fit for a Tarantino Western. The high drama of the music is punctuated by the intense chemistry between the lead vocalists Kitty A. Austen and Jon-James Tufnell.

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Demob Happy

Demob Happy met as teenagers in their native hometown of Newcastle. Coming together over a shared love of the fuzzy rock sounds and vocal harmonies of the 60s and 70s. They started playing together and quickly realised there was something special between them.

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Miles Hunt guitarist in the Wonder Stuff Rotosound strings
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The Wonder Stuff

Somewhere between the mid-’80s and mid-’90s, the Wonder Stuff were one of the biggest bands in the U.K. Starting as a revved-up guitar pop band, later adding offbeat folk influences while occasionally nodding to the excess of the Madchester scene, cleverness and eclecticism were the Wonder Stuff’s calling cards. The group was also blessed/cursed with a frontman, Miles Hunt, who had a gift of arrogant gab, delivering bitingly witty lyrics and lively interviews that won plenty of space in the UK music press.

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Haz Wheaton of Hawkwind using Rotosound strings. Photo credit Pathy by A. Moell
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Hawkwind

Hawkwind are pioneers of the space rock genre and the psychedelic music scene in the UK. Formed by in 1969 Dave Brock in Ladbroke Grove, London, the band released their self-titled debut in 1970, and came to mainstream attention in 1972 with the No. 3 hit Silver Machine, featuring Lemmy on vocals.

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