Dirty Loops' Henrik Linder: "Set a hysterical end goal that you can’t reach. At least, that works for me!"

Dirty Loops' Henrik Linder performs live at Radar Festival 2022
(Image credit: Charlie Bluck Photography)

Dirty Loops are one of the most important bands of the moment. While their phenomenal musicianship and fusion-based arrangements should make them strictly for musos only, their viral takes on Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Adele have brought their talents to massive audiences.

As a result, bassist Henrik Linder gets to live the dream, playing technically challenging and musically sophisticated parts while playing to packed audiences around the world.

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Jenna Scaramanga

Jenna writes for Total Guitar and Guitar World, and is the former classic rock columnist for Guitar Techniques. She studied with Guthrie Govan at BIMM, and has taught guitar for 15 years. She's toured in 10 countries and played on a Top 10 album (in Sweden).