From acoustic puzzles to terrifying shred: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Kaki King performs live
(Image credit: Waleed Shaw)

Given team GW are currently holed up inside our respective homes with no live music for the foreseeable, we're craving anything that shakes up the status quo. And accordingly, this week's onslaught of piping hot guitar tracks scratches every six-string itch we've been feeling lately.

Here, you'll find everything from introspective acoustic to upbeat post-punk, punishing drop-tuned bombast and, courtesy of Khurangbin, just about every style of guitar playing from around the world.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.