2013 was supposed to be (a carefully co-ordinated) Year That Guitar Music Came Back. But clearly no-one really wanted that, and with surprise new material from Daft Punk, Bowie, Suede and Boards of Canada, it’s turning out to be The Year Of Enormous Comebacks instead.
Well, good. Guitar music never went away, at least not in the UK, where the guitar is still an assumed default.
As such, any pre-meditated comeback would have just ploughed a load of actual, hard-working bands who just happen to use guitars back into the rock ‘n’ roll hayfield.
Oh, hey there, Forest – …