The 1975’s Adam Hann on his love of John Petrucci’s signature model, divvying up parts with Matty Healy and snapping up Klon Centaurs

Adam Hann
(Image credit: Samuel Bradley)

It’s a grey Monday morning, and Adam Hann, lead guitarist of indie-pop behemoths The 1975, is reflecting on the burnout caused from recording the band’s fourth album, 2020’s Notes On A Conditional Form

“We decided to do our third and fourth albums back to back,” he says. “When you’re on tour, you’re finishing at 1.00am or whatever, and then it was like, ‘Time to get working on this album!’ It just proved very challenging,” he sighs. “There’s a reason people make albums in the traditional way, and that’s because it works...”

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Stan Bull

Stan is a Production Editor and writer for Total Guitar, a publication that he has been reading since the age of 10, which is partly responsible for his enduring love of the instrument. He also works for Computer Music and Future Music magazines, and has written for a number of Bristol-based blogs and zines since graduating from the University of South Wales in 2015. Stan is an alternative music enthusiast and has played in a number of indie bands, though he dreams of one day having a picking hand fast enough to form a death metal group. Wish him luck.