Music Gear News
Arctic Monkeys: Keeping guitar music alive is important
The Arctic Monkeys are casting themselves as a group of musicians at the forefront of protecting guitar music.
The Sheffield-based rockers have said that they feel it is their responsibility as stars to keep guitar music "alive" and relevant to what people are listening to.
Responding to a question from Shortlist about whether the band thought guitar music was experiencing a downturn, Alex Turner, frontman and electric guitar player, said: "Definitely.
But that's all the more reason for us to play at V Festival and be right in the middle of all that. It will come back around."
He added that the band were often asked why they chose to release Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair. Some thought it wasn't pop enough.
Turner said: "Because we've got that fan base and we're one of the guitar bands that have a shot of getting on the radio in the daytime, I almost feel like it's our job to put that sort of tune out."
The band are headlining the V Festival this weekend (August 20th), which will also see performances from the Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream and the Kaiser Chiefs.
Save Money On Electric Guitars Today
Posted on 19 Aug 2011 08:51 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Presonus introduce the next addition to their line-up, the Faderport 16. With various intuitive features, the Faderport 16 is ideal for the live sound engineer.
The Elektron Octatrack MKII builds upon the previous Elektron MKI, bringing a whole host of new features, functionalities and exciting hardware changes to bear.
Versatile in its functionality, the Uber Mic offers the user extended performance capabilities, including the inclusion of various microphone configurations.
The Meris Polymoon Delay Pedal takes inspiration from the likes of legend's Allan Holdsworth and Frank Zappa, who pushed rack delays to their 'absolute limits'.
Featuring intuitive dual engine technology, the CA98 replicates an authentic and nuanced tone typical associated with the traditional grand piano.
Able to replicate the sounds of an acoustic piano, the Kawai Concert Artist CA78 Digital Piano is the ideal for those looking to advance their existing skillset.
Recent Music News
A digital piano that's ideally suited to the intermediate player, the Roland RP-102 Digital Piano hosts a number of intuitive features for the developing pianist.
The Darkglass Microtubes B3K V2 Bass Overdrive pedal is the quintessential tool for those bassists looking to develop and diversify their bass sound.
Darklgass Electronics has just introduced a new and improved upgrade to their sensationally popular Preamp Pedal, the much anticipated B7K V2 Bass Preamp pedal.
The 2.0 update has been designed to improve the overall functionality and workflow of the Katana series, granting a number of new and intuitive features
With 1 of only 3 St Vincent Masseduction guitars in the world now in stock at Gear4music make sure you don't miss out on a veritable piece of rock history.
Able to demonstrate an excellent clarity through your music, the Presonus Eris 3.5 Two-Way Active Speakers are the perfect addition to any home-based studio.