Last night I had the fortunate pleasure to be invited to see The Guillemots play an intimate gig in Manchester’s Hard Rock Cafe. With the release of the first of four studio albums this year – Hello Land – that’s correct, you heard right, FOUR ALBUMS, one can only assume they are one of the busiest bands on the scene right now.
Three Trapped Tigers call themselves a noise-trio. Based in London and formed in 2007, they’ve just released their second album which has received great reviews from the likes of Q Magazine, Drowned in Sound and bagged them some BBC 6 Music airplay. We find out their influences, the gear that makes their music, plus upcoming tour dates.
Fender debuted their 2012 Select Series of Telecasters, Stratocasters and Bass guitars at the annual NAMM trade show which took place in LA earlier this year. They’re making a big, BIG fuss about these guitars, and although we haven’t yet played them for ourselves, we can only bet they’re good stuff, otherwise Fender wouldn’t have made even bigger noise with their promo trailer which taps into the mystique of the search, anticipation and desire involved in the quest for the perfect new guitar. We’ve got the full four-minute trailer here for all you crazed guitarists or intrigued readers!
1994 - the highly anticipated reunion between Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant and Jimmy Page occurred on a 90 minute “UnLedded” MTV project. See the tracks released on the album, and a full list of Jimmy Page Gear! In addition to the acoustic numbers featured, there are reworking’s of a number of Led Zeppelin classics, along with four Middle-Eastern Moroccan-influenced songs. and a full list of Jimmy Page Gear!
We’ve noticed that trending on Twitter this afternoon is a strange #RIP Guitar Hero. We believe that Activision has disbanded their Guitar Hero business unit after their Twitter announcement earlier on. This means no Guitar Hero to be released in 2011, which is sad in some ways, but with Rock Band 3, you can use Fender’s iconic Stratocaster electric guitar as it doubles as a functional Rock Band 3 controller. We saw it in LA at Winter NAMM for ourselves and were blew away with the progression from Air Guitar Hero to a becoming a Real Guitar Hero in Rockband 3. See how you can play like a rockstar in this video.
We’re giving you too many reasons to splash out in our winter sale. With up to 60% off your favourite musical equipment you can buy all your music related Christmas presents a present. Sound better for less! So, you can now tick that guitar you asked for off your Christmas list but here’s some perfect accessories that you might be missing, and some amazing discounts you shouldn’t be missing out on! Check out our best guitar gear offers….
Metal legend Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver fame will be appearing on the Rotosound booth at Winter Namm alongside fellow legendary bassist Billy Sheehan. Check out NAMM dates, info and what gear they use here…
A Dolphin Music favourite and must attend, The Wirral based International Guitar Festival is now in its 22nd year and one of the longest running annual guitar festivals in the world. With a great international following, the festival celebrates all things guitar, presenting concerts, workshops and related events throughout November. This year’s festival features the usual eclectic mix of genres and artists that highlight the importance of the guitar within every form of music. See what’s going on here…
The latest incarnations of Fender’s famous Telecaster and Stratocaster models comprise the American Special series-built “by the people and for people” as value-conscious “guitars for the times.” They are designed specifically to bring the full Fender experience of a terrific-sounding, smooth-playing, rock-solid-built U.S.-made Fender guitar to the workingman without emptying his bank account.
Guitar icon and three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton released his 19th album a few weeks back…
Clapton created a collection that touches on everything from century-old traditional brass bands to little-known country blues to brand-new originals. The result is both relaxed and revelatory, and unlike anything the guitarist has done in his legendary career. See what Clapton had to say about the process of making the album and how to win a signature Fender Stratocaster model AND the sold-out Clapton Deluxe Limited Edition Bundle….
Since the Dolphin office are more than a little bit excited about the return of Weezer, who will be playing at Leeds festival this Saturday, check out this interview with Brian Bell about the forthcoming September 18th release of the new album ‘Hurley’.....and why he named after a character from lost even though he’s never seen the show…
A new American-made Fender with all the class and quality we’ve come to expect from the US giant. A superb instrument that you can rely on. Big tones, fantastic playing experience, and a price that means you can actually buy one… or maybe two?
Features include an alder body with gloss urethane finish, 9.5”-radius maple neck, jumbo frets, Texas Special™ pickups, and vintage-style three-brass-saddle strings-through-body Telecaster bridge.