Magazine article Guitar Player

Songcraft: Division of Laura Lee. (Input/Output)

Magazine article Guitar Player

Songcraft: Division of Laura Lee. (Input/Output)

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Although two breakout bands don't exactly add up to an invasion, Sweden is definitely instigating acts of aggression upon the music world. The Hives hate already commandeered the media, and the buzz on Division of Laura Lee can only be considered as yet another preemptive strike.

DOLL's weapons of mass musical destruction threaten to drive the stake deeper into the heart of rap-metal, as the group's Black City [Epitaph] is armed with smart hooks, Uzi-spurts of crazy-ass guitar playing striking melodies, and a twisted sense of humor. Wielding a Fender Tele Custom, a collection of '70s Marshall combos, and an obsessive love of all things guitar, Per Stalberg is DOLL's main song strategist.

"I write riffs on an acoustic guitar that my girlfriend has at her house," says Stalberg. "But I hate acoustics. Electric guitars are beautiful. So when I'm writing something groovy on the acoustic guitar, I'm always thinking about what the song will sound like with massive layers of guitars. …

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