From spaghetti Western atmospherics to unrelenting, demonic death metal: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

Guitarist Erik Rutan Of Cannibal Corpse performs at The Regency Ballroom on February 23, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
(Image credit: Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images)

Feeling the effects of the working week thus far? Fancy treating yourself to a nice healthy dose of new guitar music to sort out those midweek blues? Well, you’re in luck, as it just so happens to be the time of week when we get to scout through song catalogs aplenty to serve up a metaphorical all-you-can-eat buffet of sumptuous six-string sonic offerings, and, like every week before, we hope you’ve worked up an appetite.

This week’s menu includes a shoegaze-approved aperitif from British indie rock outfit Wolf Alice, a mesmerizing main course from psych-pop singer Aziya, and a delicious, high-octane dessert from Weezer, as well as a whole host of side dishes in the form of a groove-infused number from Goose, a spaghetti Western tone poem from Billy Gibbons and a brooding heavy-riffer from While She Sleeps.

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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.