We Are Scientists Perform New Tracks in the Guild Lounge

We Are Scientists GuildWhen New York-based indie rockers We Are Scientists were recently overseas, they stopped by the Guild Artist Showroom in London to perform a few tracks off fifth studio album TV en Français.

One of those new songs, “Make It Easy,” is a slow burner with a sunny melody when plugged in, but the group puts a great twist on it with this acoustic version.  In addition, the guys pulled out the bass-heavy “Dumb Luck.”

Enjoy the performances below and visit We Are Scientists’ official website for a list of upcoming tour dates.

Band of Horses Appear on Ellen

Band of Horses on The Ellen Show

While in the middle of an acoustic tour in support of live album Acoustic at the Ryman, Band of Horses also made time for an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where they performed a stripped down version of one of their most popular songs, “No One’s Gonna Love You.”

The performance features guitarist Tyler Ramsey on his Guild Orpheum acoustic guitar.

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Andertons Music Demos the Starfire IV and X-175 Manhattan

Andertons Music recently had an opportunity to demo two Guild guitars from the Newark St. Collection – the Starfire IV and X-175 Manhattan, and both instruments received high marks.

“The Guild Starfire IV is a familiar design with a quirky character all of its own,” noted the reputed dealer.  ”The jagged scratchplate, ‘Harp’ tailpiece and distinctive ‘anti-hum’ pickups all add up to a classy vintage looking guitar that work hard and sounds fantastic! With a full bright tone you’d expect from a semi hollow the Starfire IV is a guitar we’re happy to welcome back to production!”

Andertons called the X-175 Manhattan “breathtaking,” with special scrutiny going to some of the guitar’s vintage accoutrements.

“Vintage features like tall frets, harp tailpiece and wooden bridge are all present and correct and you can’t help but feel the history of the guitar when you play it, so bold and authoritative is the tone,” they wrote.

Enjoy both demos below.

Damian Howard Performs New Track in the Guild Lounge

During a recent stop by the Guild Lounge, Australian singer/songwriter Damian Howard performed a new song that he had just finished, a heartfelt gem titled “Once in a While.”

In addition, Howard pulled out the title track to his beautiful 2010 album Out of My Hands, which is another great example of his skilled storytelling.

Watch both performances below and visit Howard’s official website for more information.

 

Laura Marling Performs Exclusively for Guild

Prior to a recent headlining show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, UK singer-songwriter Laura Marling gave an exclusive acoustic performance for Guild in the venue’s VIP room.

Watch below as the lovely Marling performs “Love Be Brave” off her fourth album Once I Was an Eagle. The 2013 album has been shortlisted for the coveted and highly influential Mercury Prize.

Scott Matthews Featured in MusicRadar

Scott Matthews

U.K. singer/songwriter Scott Matthews was recently featured in MusicRadar. The Ivor Novello award winner for songwriter discusses his inspirations, gives tips on songwriting and arranging instruments and dishes on his favorite gear.

“I’ve always been drawn to Guild, partly because most of my influences played them,” Matthews tells MR. “I remember buying my first Guild – a 1977 D-25. It’s without doubt the one guitar I can take into battle and still come out with unscathed. It’s built like a tank and sounds as sweet as a blackbird at the crack of dawn. The new Guilds are even better. I’ve been fortunate to try the new prototype Orpheum series. They’re unreal; light yet rock solid, and the attention to detail is insane. They sound like nothing else, and the ’30s-era design ethos also ticks a big box for me.”

Read the entire interview here.

Guild M-120 Featured on MusicRadar‘s 25 Budget-Friendly Acoustics

In a recent list that highlighted 25 of the best budget-friendly acoustic guitars out there, MusicRadar featured the Guild M-120 prominently.

The all-mahogany gem is noted as a great instrument for either pickers or strummers.

“An affordable Guild with a compact body and small neck, it sounds as good as it looks – and it looks good enough to eat. Double thumbs up from us for this little beaut,” wrote MusicRadar.

See what else is on the list here.

Mudhoney Comes Back to TV on Fallon

In celebration of Sub Pop’s 25th anniversary, Mudhoney recently performed a set at the Space Needle in Seattle, playing some of their grunge classics.

A day before their hometown show, Mudhoney also appeared on television for the first time in 18 years on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

For their Fallon gig, Mudhoney pulled out the track “I Like It Small” from their new album Vanishing Point, recalling their early 1990s sound.

Watch both performances below and visit Mudhoney’s official website for more information.