Andy Little

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Started out musically educated by the following: John Peel, Tommy Vance Friday Night Rock Show, Alice’s Restaurant, Pirate Rock Radio, friends and older brothers record collections, and the music papers/mags of the time, Sounds, NME, Melody Maker, Kerrang, Metal Forces. Going out into the wider world and spending too much time in numerous record shops including, Shades, Downtown (especially the second hand section upstairs), and what seemed like the endless amount of stores in Camden and Central London. Then there are the countless gigs, and festivals. Even excursions into own musical attempts as a guitarist with The Kirsty Injection, Way Hey Hey, and laughably as a drummer in Trad Arr, albeit very briefly. Favourite genres and sub-genres: Rock, Metal, Doom, Stoner, Thrash, Psychedelic, Americana, Blues, Indie, Punk, Soul, Singer-songwriter, and a whole lot more besides, in-between, and further afield. And, after scribbling duties for the now defunct This is not a Scene, I have the privilege and pleasure to continue this musical adventure writing for Echoes and Dust.   

Articles by Andy Little

Windhand – Underworld, Camden

At London’s Underworld, Richmond Virginia’s Windhand successfully showcase their evolving rich, thickly coated, atmospheric grungy doom sound and identity.

Andy Golding from Dragon Welding

Wolfhounds guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Andy Golding took time out to explain the making of his debut solo album under the moniker Dragon Welding.

Dragon Welding – Dragon Welding

Dragon Welding, aka Wolfhounds guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Andy Golding’s solo debut incorporates shapeshifting tempos’, repetitive drones and multi-layered soundscapes, songs and instrumentals for thrilling effect.

Dead Witches – The Final Exorcism

While the album title expresses the notion of termination, let’s hope that isn’t the case because this sounds like a new beginning for the band.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium – South of Reality

Chock full of ideas, The Claypool Lennon Delirium sharpen their focus on sophomore album South of Reality, for a considerably more palatable and fuller enjoyable listening experience.

Paul Davies from Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard’s guitarist Paul Davies explains how they wanted to ‘evolve the music’ for their expansive third and trilogy closing Yn Ol l Annwn album.

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – Yn Ol l Annwn

Absorbing, exhilarating, with ‘Yn Ol l Annwn’ Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard’s closing trilogy sees them finesse even further their own intriguing, inspiring, and distinctive musical identity.

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats • Blood Ceremony – Electric, Brixton

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats bring the horror in style at the rammed Electric in Brixton, with the very fine Blood Ceremony for company.

Monster Magnet – Electric, Brixton

Eight months on from their Desertfest co-headline triumph, Monster Magnet return to these shores for their sole UK 2019 gig and deliver a masterclass of head-melting heavy psych and a no-nonsense, rebellious rock ‘n’ roll spirited frontal assault.

The Magpie Salute – Electric Ballroom, London

No nostalgia trip, The Magpie Salute doggedly lay out their own path to progressively louder applause at the Electric Ballroom.

Clutch – O2 Brixton Academy, London

Clutch deliver the goods, and some more, in a rocking-out masterclass at a fever pitch Brixton Academy.

Foghound – Awaken to Destroy

Foghound honour their fallen comrade – Rev. Jim Forrester R.I.P. – with an album packed full of riffy urgency and tight-but-loose ferocity.

Windhand – Eternal Return

What Windhand have achieved with Eternal Return is an entrance into their sound-world for those who couldn’t quite access their universe before.

Jess Williamson

Jess Williamson reveals how bold decision making led to personal happiness and the making of Cosmic Wink, arguably her finest album to date.

Various Artists – Brown Acid: The Seventh Trip

RidingEasy’ Records Brown Acid Seventh Trip continues. where number six left off and more very obscure rock-out gems are unearthed for our listening pleasure.

Jess Williamson – Lexington, London

Jess Williamson delivers her hypnotic, intoxicating third album, Cosmic Wink, with the aid of a full-band experience for the first time in Europe.

Amy Helm – This Too Shall Light

Amy Helm’s sophomore album This Too Shall Light is an ideal Sunday morning record, serving some spiritual, heart and soul, uplift.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs • Bonnacons of Doom – MOTH Club, London

Pigs x 7 and Bonnacons of Doom form a memorable head-on collision of all-absorbing rollicking, heavy and mesmerising sounds at the former’s King of Cowards album-launch party.

Walking Papers – Borderline, London

Recent obstacles are decisively knocked down as Walking Papers strut and groove triumphantly at London’s Borderline.

Oh Sees • Beak> • Flatworms – O2 Forum, London

Oh Sees pound out a trailblazing, intoxicating, impression at London’s O2 Forum on their current European tour to promote latest release Smote Reverser.

The Skull – The Endless Road Turns Dark

The Skull’s sophomore album ‘The Endless Road Turns Dark’ truly delivers in high quality, heavy, melodic doom, which cements strongly that they are masters in their respected field.

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