“The guitars have a vagueness and messiness – there’s a certain cloudiness that creates our perfect environment. That's our sound”: Blonde Redhead might not be the best of friends, but their otherworldly guitar textures are a match made in heaven

Blonde Redhead perform live during their live 'Permanent Vacation' @OGR' on February 17, 2018 in Turin, Italy.
(Image credit: Giorgio Perottino/Getty Images for OGR)

Best known for pushing the boundaries of ‘90s noise rock, lately, the dream pop-meets-shoegaze guitar stylings of Kazu Makino and Amedeo Pace have been absent since 2017’s EP, 3 O’Clock.

But that’s not to say that Makino has rested on her laurels; 2019’s solo album Adult Baby is a prime example of her angular and dissonant leanings. And it’s clear that the time off wasn’t only needed, but productive, as it inspired Makino to “try new things, leading to a different approach”.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.