From infectious grooves to white-hot metalcore: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Courtney Barnett performs live in London on February 12, 2014
(Image credit: Andy Sheppard/Redferns/Getty Images)

Summer’s in full swing, sure, but is your 2021 summer playlist where you want it to be yet? 

Even if it is, you might wanna make some room for the fantastic new songs we've discovered in the course of our recent travels. 

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.