From funky wah workouts to pop-punk reinventions: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

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Today is April 29, meaning we’re incredibly close to being already a full third of the way through 2021. Though the year has unfurled with dizzying speed (at least to our eyes), it hasn’t done so without gifting us an incredible bounty of guitar-powered goodness, more examples of which we’re excited to share with you today.

This week, we've got a delectable bit of danceable “Bofenia Rock” (more on that below) from Jupiter & Okwess, a pop-punk reinvention from Willow Smith, some stompbox-heavy psychedelia from A Place to Bury Strangers, catchy pop-metal from Colosseums, and lots more.

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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.