Andy Little


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

Blackwater Holylight – Blackwater Holylight

Blackwater Holylight have made a beguiling and engrossing debut on RidingEasy Records.

Freedom Hawk – Beast Remains

Freedom Hawk’s 5th album continues the ride with soul pleasing riffs, jaunty tempos’ and almighty rock tunage.

Earthless – Black Heaven

For all you rockers out there, conquer mountains, cross oceans, if you have to but pin your ears to the speakers and hear vocals integrated 4th album by the power trio Earthless.

The Sword – Used Future

Producer Tucker Martine, hooky nifty riffage, southern rock, and synth atmospherics form The Sword’s 6th album ‘Used Future’.

Evil Blizzard – The Underworld, London

Evil Blizzard combine sonic adventurism, song-writing craft and surrealist theatrics to brilliant effect for a night of first class entertainment at Camden’s Underworld.

Desertfest London 2018 – Saturday Preview

There’s much to savour in Desertfest London’s Saturday line-ups. . .

Desertfest London 2018 – Friday Preview

Friday’s five-venue line-ups should well and truly get the Desertfest party spirit underway.

Walking Papers – WP2

Seattle’s Walking Papers sophomore album sees the band flex their song writing craft further for a display of finely tuned hard rock.

Calexico – The Thread That keeps Us

Calexico’s expansion into a septet and the coast of Northern California all make positive contributions on their wide ranging ninth album.

Black Moth

Andy Little had a chat with Harriet and Dom from Black Moth in which they tell all about what influenced their new classy third album ‘Anatomical Venus’.

Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers – L.A.M.F. the lost 77 mixes

The 40th anniversary of Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers L.A.M.F. the lost 77 mixes should ensure its place in Punk/Rock ‘n’ Roll’s history.

Black Country Communion – Eventim Apollo, London

Black Country Communion return for a triumphant display of classy, epic classic rock.

Orange Goblin • Karma To Burn • Black Moth • Riddles – Electric Ballroom, London

Orange Goblin and friends deliver generous amounts of top quality rock riffage to the festive shindig at Camden’s Electric Ballroom.

Flat Worms – Flat Worms

Flat Worms debut sneeringly thrills with buzzsaw guitars, overspilling feedback, and Indie punk energetic overdrive.

Royal Thunder • Fire Red Empress – Boston Music Room, London

Royal Thunder flame the fires of impassioned Alt-rock intensity and loudness at the Boston Music Room, in London. Performances like tonight will only increase the confident voices of approval by those already in the know, and the growing awareness of how special this band are. Don’t delay. . . put Royal Thunder on your “To See” list. Now!

The Professionals – What In The World

The return of the ex-Pistol Paul Cook led The Professionals is an enjoyable set of punk rock anthems, aided by the help of an impressive set of guitar playing friends and admirers.

Black Moth • The Pearl Harts – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London

Get ready everyone, Black Moth are back! Stocked up with riffs of massive raise-the-horns destruction. . . With the imminent release of their upcoming Anatomical Venus album they showcase an exciting new heavier sound for their ‘Moonbow’ single release at London’s Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen.

Twelve Boar

Adam, Dave, and Tommy of Twelve Boar rather kindly obliged to explain further life in a band in the 21st century, thoughts on whether there is a future for rock music, top tips for quenching thirsts, and, of course, the making of their latest offering ‘No Forgiveness’.

Savage Messiah – Hands of Fate

Savage Messiah hark band to a pre-thrash heavy metal era for their third, and best, album to date. Fans of Accept, post thrash Metallica, Armoured Saint, and Iron Maiden may find a new band to love.

The Professionals, Hands Off Gretel – Garage, London

Comeback surprisers The Professionals led by Paul Cook delight the crowd with a mix of old and new rebel rousing anthems.

Kadavar – Rough Times

Kadavar’s latest release ‘Rough Times’ finds them reacting to the current world climate with a satisfying heavier, brooding, fuzzed up tone.

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