Andy Little


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

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.

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.

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