“A humbucker is a lot more controlled, and a single coil is twangy and misses frequencies. The P-90s have the best of the two worlds”: Meet Graveyard, the Swedish classic rockers with tone and vibrato worthy of the ‘60s psychedelic blues explosion

Graveyard's Jonatan Ramm (L) and Joakim Nilsson (R)
Graveyard's Jonatan Ramm (L) and Joakim Nilsson (R) (Image credit: Press)

Formed back in 2006 in Gothenburg, Sweden, Graveyard have long since mastered the art of gutsy blues-infused rock ’n’ roll. After returning to the studio for the first time since the pandemic, their sixth LP – which is succinctly titled 6 – sees them paring back the B.R.E. (Big Riff Energy) for an altogether more subdued and soulful trip.

Deeply influenced by the architects of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s psychedelic blues explosion – players like Peter Green, Danny Kirwan and Jimi Hendrix – resident six-stringers Joakim Nilsson and Jonatan Ramm describe having set out to make it their “most guitar-based” album yet.

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Ellie Rogers

Since graduating university with a degree in English, Ellie has spent the last decade working in a variety of media, marketing and live events roles. As well as being a regular contributor to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and GuitarWorld.com, she currently heads up the marketing team of a mid-scale venue in the south-west of England. She started dabbling with guitars around the age of seven and has been borderline obsessed ever since. She has a particular fascination with alternate tunings, is forever hunting for the perfect slide for the smaller-handed guitarist, and derives a sadistic pleasure from bothering her drummer mates with a preference for “f**king wonky” time signatures.