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

The Well • 1968 • Ritual King – The Black Heart, Camden

Texas rockers The Well head a supporting cast of quality British bands for a Friday night shindig at Camden’s Black Heart.

Beth Hart – Eventim Apollo

The modern-day Queen of the Blues, Beth Hart, puts on an incredible emotional roller-coaster of a show at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Monster Magnet – O2 Forum, Kentish Town

Celebrating their iconic Power Trip album, Monster Magnet return triumphant!

Petrol Girls – The Oslo, London

Petrol Girls loud ‘n’ clear righteous causes are soundtracked and delivered live by quite possibly the best Post-Hardcore Punk band around at the moment.

Big Scenic Nowhere – Vision Beyond Horizon

A cast of stoner rockers unite for going beyond the horizon in Big Scenic Nowhere’s full debut, following last year’s Dying on the Mountain EP.

Avatarium – The Fire I Long For

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.

Green Lung – Free the Witch

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 • Folk Devils • Wolfhounds – 100 Club, London

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 – High Water II

The Magpie Salute stretch themselves out stylistically with an accomplished laidback stroll and swagger ease on High Water II.

Blackwater Holylight – Veils of Winter

Blackwater Holylight’s newly acquired democratic approach reaps rewards for a deeply immersive second album.

Beth Hart – War In My Mind

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 – Are You Nervous?

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 two farewell gigs.

Black Moth announce indefinite hiatus and farewell shows.

Jed Maheu from Zig Zags

Andy Little asked Jed Maheu from Californian thrashers Zig Zags a bunch of questions about the band, their tour and more.

Baroness – Gold & Grey

It isn’t an easy listen, but time and effort spent on Baroness’ sprawling double album Gold & Grey will reap rewards.

Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes

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.

David Berman 1967 – 2019

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 – Our Black Heart, Camden

Zig-Zags only increase the temperature with an enormously exhilarating set on a hot and humid summer’s night in Camden..

Sacri Monti – Waiting Room for the Magic Hour

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.

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.

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