Haggard Cat's Matt Reynolds: “Riffs are the most joyful thing about playing guitar – there should be more of them, all the time”

Matt Reynolds of Haggard Cat
(Image credit: Carla Mundy)

Let’s get one thing straight at the outset: there is a dangerous propensity to think all two-piece guitar bands are blues duos. UK two-piece Haggard Cat are very much not another-fucking-blues-duo. 

Guitarist/vocalist Matt Reynolds and drummer Tom Marsh have played together for years but first rose to prominence in their previous ‘math punk’ band, Heck. Their time in the group cemented their reputation as a live wrecking crew that would charge into audiences, guitars swinging.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.