Weyes Blood on exploring alternate tunings, building experimental guitars and creating a “weird in-between world” of analog and digital

Weyes Blood performs onstage during the 2019 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Natalie Mering is not afraid to tackle a difficult conversation. At the helm of the wistful folk-pop project Weyes Blood, the songwriter has been praised for her artful commentary on everything from the impending climate emergency to our technologically induced inability to connect.

It feels fitting, then, that last year was a big year for the LA-based musician. Her latest, and equally ambitious and expressive, record And in the Darkness, Hearts a Glow appeared in a raft of best album lists. She was also named SPIN magazine’s Artist of 2022, with the magazine dubbing her “an emerging voice of our generation”.

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Cheri Amour

Cheri Amour is a writer, editor and broadcaster intent on amplifying the voices of women and non-binary artists in print, online and on air. During her twenties, she played lead guitar in a touring two-piece, sharing the stage with The Slits and John Peel-approved punks The Nightingales. Formerly Deputy Editor at TGA Magazine, Cheri headed up its Tech section pouring over pedals with everyone to indie icon Debbie Smith (Echobelly/Curve) to multi-instrumentalist Katie Harkin (Sleater Kinney/Waxahatchee/Wye Oak). She's currently working on an upcoming 33 1/3 book on the unassuming influence of South Bronx sister troupe ESG, out in Spring 2023.