I'm fed up of reading everywhere that guitar bands are to "much of a risk" this and "just aren't selling" that and, as I think the guitar is the best instrument ever, I've compiled a list of the top ten rock / indie / folk / punk / blues / metal / reggae / anything else with a guitar tunes from relatively unknown acts that I've been dancing to this week to give all those people a kick up the rump and prove there is still good mainstream guitar music out there:
10. Avalanche City - Love Love Love
Back in the Radio 2 playlist this was an anthem over 2011.
9. Jagwar Ma - Come Save Me
Next Two Door Cinema Club (I'm not tired of the first one) influenced by the dancier side of the 60s.
8. First Aid Kit - Emmylou
Wow, what a stunner of an album and an absolute gem of a record.
The biggest new thing out of Chicago making unique brilliance.
6. Seasfire - Falling
You can't really argue with Radio 1, 6 Music and The Guardian - huge 2012 tip.
5. Jake Bugg - Trouble Town
A forty year old sound from a seventeen year old boy.
4. Spector - Chevy Thunder
Yes it's cheesy, yes its totally unoriginal but I still love it.
3. Wild Flag - Boom
Ugh, this band and that album both virtually reek of rock 'n' roll.
2. Ryan Keen - Thank You
Supporting Ed Sheeran, a guitarist who varies from luscious love songs to edgy rhythms.
1. Katzenjammer - I Will Dance
Just a great, fun folk song that I've been jigging too all week.