Articles by Andy Little
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.
Saturday’s Desertfest brings the noise in celebratory and triumphant fashion.
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’.
Corin Tucker, Peter Buck and cohorts re-unite as Filthy Friends for their environment’s current state of affairs thematic sophomore album, Emerald Valley.
Sunday’s Desertfest sees stoner rock legends Fu Manchu headline the Roundhouse with a fitting supporting cast.
Saturday’s Desertfest encompasses many tastes and genres, as debutants, returnees and an anniversary celebration lie in wait for our delectation.
At London’s Underworld, Richmond Virginia’s Windhand successfully showcase their evolving rich, thickly coated, atmospheric grungy doom sound and identity.
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, 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.
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.