Articles by Andy Little
Avatarium’s melodic, classist doom metal is peppered with oodles of classy, epic sky rocketing, classic rock on fourth album The Fire I Long For.
The timely re-booted release of Free the Witch demonstrates the quality Green Lung have accomplished in a very short space of time.
The Membranes reconvene back to a four-piece plus a punk icon guests to top a night of guitar explosion and great fun.
The Magpie Salute stretch themselves out stylistically with an accomplished laidback stroll and swagger ease on High Water II.
Blackwater Holylight’s newly acquired democratic approach reaps rewards for a deeply immersive second album.
Ninth album War In My Mind sees Beth Hart continue to open up her inner self and proclaim her singer-songwriter credentials.
Swedish Death Candy continue to push and pull their sound in a multitude of directions on second album Are You Nervous?
Black Moth announce indefinite hiatus and farewell shows.
Andy Little asked Jed Maheu from Californian thrashers Zig Zags a bunch of questions about the band, their tour and more.
It isn’t an easy listen, but time and effort spent on Baroness’ sprawling double album Gold & Grey will reap rewards.
About to embark imminently on a substantial headline tour of North America in support of their Jerry Harrison (former Talking Heads guitarist/keyboardist) produced Bi/Mental album, Le Butcherettes dynamic Teri Gender Bender reveals the band is a family, the ‘honour’ of a former Talking Head as producer, and the wider inspirations of the Buzzcocks.
The death of David Berman at the age of 52 leaves a legacy of being one of the finest songwriters of his generation.
Zig-Zags only increase the temperature with an enormously exhilarating set on a hot and humid summer’s night in Camden..
A four year wait for Sacri Monti’s follow up to their loud and buzzing debut, Waiting Room For The Magic Hour brings added progressive rock elements to their psych rock flurry.
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.
For fifth album Destroyer, the new look Black Mountain charge at you louder and horns raised rockier.
Corin Tucker, Peter Buck and their Filthy Friends put on an Indie rock masterclass at North London’s Garage.
Green Lung storm to a triumphant album launch party at Camden’s Our Black Heart.
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.
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!
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.