Téa Campbell on how classic skatepunk, Dave Grohl’s Kemper tone and Hannah Montana inspired Meet Me @ The Altar’s explosive debut

Téa Campbell
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In a genre that has historically been dominated by straight white males, Meet Me @ The Altar has a simple yet sizable mission: to dismantle rock’s stereotypes riff by riff. Their debut album, Past // Present // Future, is the very tool with which they intend to do so – and for guitarist Téa Campbell, a Reverend Billy Corgan Z-One signature guitar will also come in handy for the fight. 

Kitted out with Corgan’s star-etched Railhammer Humcutters, it boasts what she describes as “that perfect balance in tonality where you can hear all the notes, but it’s still really heavy” – essential qualities for a guitarist who juggles rhythm and lead roles. 

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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.