Harkin: "I’ve been playing guitar long enough to know that if something has P-90s, it sounds more like me"

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It would have been easy for guitarist Katie Harkin - or just Harkin, as she’s best known - to turn her debut solo album into a showcase of riffs, solos and powerchords. 

A professional musician since her teens, she’s lent her talents to the likes of Wild Beasts, Flock of Dimes, Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, and of course Sleater-Kinney, with whom she recently completed a European tour, pulling double-duty as band member and opening act. 

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Alison Richter is a seasoned journalist who interviews musicians, producers, engineers, and other industry professionals, and covers mental health issues for GuitarWorld.com. Writing credits include a wide range of publications, including GuitarWorld.com, MusicRadar.com, Bass Player, TNAG Connoisseur, Reverb, Music Industry News, Acoustic, Drummer, Guitar.com, Gearphoria, She Shreds, Guitar Girl, and Collectible Guitar.