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New Music

We round up and rate a selection of this month’s guitar-driven new releases

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© Alex Lake

Manic Street Preachers RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

The Manic Street Preachers hold something of a unique place in the British rock landscape. They’re a band almost unrecognisable from the subversive enfants terrible who burst onto the scene in the early 90s, but despite their current status as beloved elder statesmen, the Blackwood trio have never looked like retiring into the comfortable sedan chair of the ‘legacy band’. That said, the four-year wait between Resistance Is Futile and 2014’s Futurology is the longest gap in the Manics’ 13-album canon, and bassist Nicky Wire admitted last year that while they were working on the album, if they didn’t feel it was good enough, it wouldn’t come out.

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What do we think about the most talked-about guitar of the year? Find out in our May 2018 issue, on sale now. Inside, we sit down with Paul Reed Smith to talk out about the two-year design process that gave birth to the Silver Sky and we put John Mayer’s new PRS signature model through its paces in an in-depth 10-page review. The magazine also comes bundled with a FREE Joy Of FX magazine for every reader that includes reviews of Fender’s new-for-2018 stompbox line, new EarthQuaker Devices pedals, an interview with Way Huge pedal guru Jeorge Tripps and more. Back in the main mag, we get up close and personal with Eric Clapton’s £25,000 writing and recording acoustic, check out The Temperance Movement’s live gear, interview Steve Morse and review even more hot new guitars, amps and effects from Eastman, Blackstar, JHS Pedals, Lowden and plenty more besides. We also salute the genius of Freddie Tavares and you can enter our competition to WIN a drop-dead gorgeous Lake Placid Blue Fender American Original ‘60s Telecaster worth £1,659. The May 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine is on sale in print and digital formats now. Essential reading for guitar addicts.