Yvette Young: "I feel like an outsider to the whole virtuoso guitar world... I would jokingly call my genre 'detail rock'!"

Yvette Young performs live at the Ibanez PIA launch party at NAMM 2020
(Image credit: Olly Curtis/Future)

“I know it sounds cheesy… but guitar really did save my life,” says Covet singer/guitarist Yvette Young, talking to Guitar World ahead of the release of the trio’s second full-length, Technicolor. 

In the middle of an interview about the key instruments, amps and effects used on its 10 dazzling shoegazey tracks, she drops a bombshell on how her trusty six-string was there for her in her greatest time of need, giving her the strength and courage to ponder and eventually embrace a more positive future. It’s an incredibly powerful message to share.

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).