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

Sam Cooper from Limb

Limb’s Sam Cooper informs Echoes and Dust how they got the right ‘whoosh’ for their latest album ‘Saboteurs of the Sun’.

Evil Blizzard – The Worst Show On Earth

Masked, horror clown-esque troupe Evil Blizzard’s third album is an inviting dark trip of bangin’ melodies and all-consuming drones.

From Beyond – The Band From Beyond

Austin’s Sci-Fi stoner rockers debut ‘The Band From Beyond’ display a fondness of doom as much as their love of stoner rock and John Carpenter film soundtracks.

Desertfest 2018, London – Sunday Extra

Sunday’s Desertfest ended the glorious weekend with Monolord’s huge Doom stamping enthusiasm and Hawkwind’s space riding grooves.

Limb – Saboteurs of the Sun

Limb’s third album ‘Saboteurs of the Sun’ is a harder straightforward punkier-esque spirit wrapping around the inner, hard, chewy sludge centre, and their most consistent and satisfying album to date.

Desertfest London 2018 – Saturday

The rising heat and volume continued at Saturday’s Desertfest.

Desertfest London 2018 – Friday (Extra)

This year’s Desertfest opened with a spoilt-for-choice line-up for the hordes of rockers and metalheads who gathered upon North London’s Camden.

Church of the Cosmic Skull – Science Fiction

Church of the Cosmic Skull’s sophomore album ‘Science Fiction’ wraps the listener around in a thick blanket of extra warm, sumptuous, soothing sounds.

Earthless and Comet Control – Islington Assembly Hall, London

Earthless reached an astonishing high level of full on, rock-out intensity at London’s Islington Assembly Hall.

BlackWater HolyLight

Alison (Sunny) Faris founder from Portland, Oregon’s BlackWater HolyLight talks to Echoes and Dust about the band’s formation, and the intentions and vision behind their self-titled debut album on RidingEasy Records

Grave Lines

Echoes and Dust caught up with Oli, Jake, Julia, and Matt from Grave Lines to explain the inspirations which drove the making of sophomore album ‘Fed Into The Nihilist Engine’.

Grave Lines – Fed Into The Nihilist Engine

Grave Lines conclusively prove they are now a distinctive voice in the underground heavy scene with their expansive second album ‘Fed Into The Nihilist Engine’.

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.

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