Clutch on keeping their chops up, employing "loose cannon" pedals and writing songs about the Boss Metal Zone Covid-19 conspiracy

Clutch's Neil Fallon and Tim Sult perform live
(Image credit: The Tinfoil Biter)

Clutch have been a byword for catchy, well-executed guitar music since their first record in 1993. Since then, they've released 13 studio albums and spanned four decades, without any real sign of slowing down.

The band tread a line somewhere between hard rock, metal, and stoner fuzz. Their groove, attitude and frontman Neil Fallon's tongue-in-cheek lyrics, combined with a fearsome live reputation, have seen them continue to find a new audience even in their fourth decade.

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Alex Lynham

Alex Lynham is a gear obsessive who's been collecting and building modern and vintage equipment since he got his first Saturday job. Besides reviewing countless pedals for Total Guitar, he's written guides on how to build your first pedal, how to build a tube amp from a kit, and briefly went viral when he released a glitch delay pedal, the Atom Smasher.