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

Perry Farrell – Kind Heaven

For his first new music in a decade, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven requires entering with open ears as he sometimes boldly goes where he hasn’t been before.

Black Mountain – Destroyer

For fifth album Destroyer, the new look Black Mountain charge at you louder and horns raised rockier.

Filthy Friends – Garage, London

Corin Tucker, Peter Buck and their Filthy Friends put on an Indie rock masterclass at North London’s Garage.

Green Lung • Deathbell • Juniper Grave – Our Black Heart, Camden

Green Lung storm to a triumphant album launch party at Camden’s Our Black Heart.

Zig-Zags – They’ll Never Take Us Alive

Zig-Zags apply the spirit and naivety of NWOBHM and thrash’s formative days to exhilarating, head-banging effect on They’ll Never Take Us Alive.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Sunday

The Sunday finale featuring Witches past and present, the Devil’s whiskey-soaked blues, and not-of-this-world riffage cement why we love this festival!

The Well – Death and Consolation

Born out of an emotionally challenging year, The Well’s heavier, gothic tinged third album album Death and Consolation has a surprisingly enjoyable rock n roll spirited (black) heart.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Saturday

Saturday’s Desertfest brings the noise in celebratory and triumphant fashion.

Scott and Tom from Green Lung

South London’s Green Lung reveal how Desertfest, a grandparent’s confusion, and the studying of song-structures help shaped the band and their impressive debut album ‘Woodland Rites’.

Filthy Friends – Emerald Valley

Corin Tucker, Peter Buck and cohorts re-unite as Filthy Friends for their environment’s current state of affairs thematic sophomore album, Emerald Valley.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Sunday Preview

Sunday’s Desertfest sees stoner rock legends Fu Manchu headline the Roundhouse with a fitting supporting cast.

Desertfest London, 2019 – Saturday Preview

Saturday’s Desertfest encompasses many tastes and genres, as debutants, returnees and an anniversary celebration lie in wait for our delectation.

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.

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