Filippa Nessil: Bringing the Enlighten

Filippa Nessil: Bringing the Enlighten

Flaunt Weekly

L-R: Mona Lindgren (Bass); Emlee Johansson (Drums); Filippa Nässil (Guitars); Guernica Mancini (Vocals). Photograph by Matts Vassfjord.

As viewed in Guitar Girl Journal Self-discipline 21 – Drop 2022

One thing’s for obvious: guitarist Filippa Nessil rocks be pleased a mom! As the founding member and axe-slinger for the all-female Swedish rock outfit, ThundermotherNässil has truly made it her mission to position the rock relief into rock.

Continuously viewed shredding Lzzy Hale’s signature Gibson Explorer, the leather-clad, tongue-wagging indicate girl is the entire lot you are looking out to survey out of a rock and roll significant person and then some.

Nässil and her Thundermother sisters, Guernica Mancini as lead vocalist, Mona Lindgren on bass, and Emlee Johansson on drums, gain correct launched a brand novel album entitled Dusky and Gold, and besides they’ve launched into a tour with the Scorpions. With a sound described by Mancini as “AC/DC meets Motörhead,” this band of badasses shines so great brighter than most of the female-fronted rock groups that gain modified into standard as of late.

We caught up with Nässil to decide her brain and check up on how she and her bandmates made mild of the worldwide pandemic that examined so many entertainers globally.

I truly wish to interrogate: which female guitarist(s), if any, inspired your taking part in?
Joan Jett is an inspiration for me in rock ‘n’ roll. I truly hope she’s going to system to survey us play in Los angeles the Dialogue board, haha!

From what I’ve heard of your guitar-taking part in, you tend toward more melodic solos versus overly indicate-y ones (no longer that you just will’t shred your face off on legend of you obviously can). Attain you glimpse that on occasion much less is more?
Entirely. Less is more. For me, it’s significant folks establish in mind the track, and I favor my solos to be remembered. And as I be pleased blues, it desires to be more about the feeling than what number of notes you play.

I check up on you’re also on tour with the Scorpions. That’s insane! How did you kill up with that gig?
The reserving agent of CAA in Los Angeles heard our track and contacted us. It was once unreal when he straight keep us to again the Scorpions. Klaus in Scorpions loves our track too, and agreed it was once a correct setup.

While most of the field was once shut down all the simplest draw thru the pandemic, you appeared to be busier than ever touring — manner to flip lemons into lemonade. Did you glimpse that more folks ended up attending presentations from different locations correct to net some reprieve from what was once happening?
The observe obtained unfold that we carried out. We earned some recognize within the business for no longer giving up. The seats were restricted to up to 50 folks, and we carried out two times a day and likewise on the roof of a fireplace truck that was once constructed for us to stand and play on. We also did drive-in presentations so folks would possibly perhaps defend in their autos. Our followers were likely the first ones to gain tickets.

Your colours of replace on tour with Thundermother are unlit and gold (correct be pleased your novel album title)! Does the coloration map gain any significance, or are those correct your favorites?
They’re badass colours, and we also gain those colours in our satin crew jackets. It inspired the crew and gain change into the spirit of the album. Dusky represents rock ‘n’ roll, and gold is the glamour.

Which songs are your non-public picks from Dusky and Gold? Any enjoyable rock and roll reports that inspired them?
I be pleased any of them. There’s no favourite but check “Dusky and Gold” ’reason it’s truly enjoyable to play on guitar. I play walk, scheme talk box, AND scheme all rhythm and solos. It was once a humorous, creative moment within the studio.

We did some enviornment songs on legend of a soccer crew within the Champions League extinct our track earlier than they carried out fits, and we obtained so inspired by that. Sports teams favor what we scheme; it’s truly amazing!

There are some amazing novel female-fronted rock bands coming out now. Which ones gain truly resonated with you no longer too long within the past?
Blues Capsules are truly good and proper guests of ours. We again each and every different as we both approach from Sweden. She’s Bought Balls, the AC/DC tribute band, is totally correct too!

You’ve carried out in bands with correct males and proper females. What are just a number of the parallels and grief aspects with each and every?
In my true notion, it’s no different for me; folks are repeatedly correct folks. Ladies could likely be more doers and hump-getters than guys, even supposing, haha.

Dusky and Gold tracklist:

  1. The Gentle In The Sky
  2. Dusky and Gold
  3. Expand Your Palms
  4. Scorching Mess
  5. Wasted
  6. Survey Out
  7. I Don’t Know You
  8. Appears to be No Hooks
  9. Loud And Free
  10. Strive With Love
  11. Stratosphere
  12. Borrowed Time
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Filippa Nässil Instruments


Gibson explorer Lzzy Hale signature 2017
Gibson explorer custom LTD 2017
Gibson SG Customary 2013
Gibson J-Forty five restricted model 2019
Nik Huber Krautster (blue with Bigsby)
Engelhard Enlighten Girl handmade for me with TV Jones Filtertron pickup
Engelhard Enlighten X with noise cancelling P-90 pickups (David Barfuss; Mojo Tone)


Marshall head JCM800 from 1987
Marshall head JMP from 1975
Marshall cupboard 1987
Marshall cupboard 1990
Spare amp
Skipper amp “Lil’ Hellevator”
Skipper amp “R’N’R Disastor” (custom-made for Filippa)


Pedal Practice
Eddie Van Halen Phaser
Exclaim Itsy-bitsy one mini
One defend an eye on booster
One defend an eye on reverb
One defend an eye on orange distortion
Shure wi-fi guitar machine