Articles by Andy Little
Marissa Nadler and band bring beautiful melancholy to London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen.
An enjoyable no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll live band, and ideally assembled for any potential all-day drinking, hard rock festival.
BLACKASH are saviours of musical hedonistic escapism incorporate rave, psych, space rock, in a smoking debut EP. Andy Little finds out more.
One half of doom metal pioneers Trouble, The Skull, successfully continue the legacy of classic sounding big riffing old school doom at the Lounge in London.
Stolen equipment doesn’t deter Black Mountain to deliver an impressive stoner psych rock masterclass at Tufnell Park’s The Dome in London.
This will probably be the most mature rock album of the year. Whatever are my small misgivings, The Answer have definitely come of age.
Multitude of effect pedals equals massive heaviness as Ufomammut, Grave Lines, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard spark at a pre-bonfire night evening at The Underworld in London.
The band’s bright synthy pop side is mostly forsaken for a storming passionate, energetic, and incredibly tight Indie punk assault. Le Butcherettes are currently cooking at a must see high temperature.
The self-confessed middle aged freaks have produced a record which showcases the many facets of their sound and more besides, this could, quite possibly, be their masterpiece. By Andy Little
There are plenty of tracks on World Gone Mad, which can be snugly added into their live set and keep the mosh pit in ecstatic slam circulating mood. – By Andy Little
In the run up to releasing their first proper album since 1990, Andy Little caught up with the founders and the driving force behind the band, Dave Callahan and Andy Golding, to find out more about the ideas and making of the said record.
Brant and his Low Desert Punk rockers may be men out of their time, but they have created an effortlessly sounding, unashamedly retro, sun drenched, bluesy, big fat spliff stoner rock vibe. – By Andy Little
Overall, ‘Low Country’ is a mixed achievement, some songs make the acoustic transition successfully others less so, and although this isn’t a bad album it does on the whole leave an underwhelming impression. – By Andy Little
Andy Little saw Canadian sludge powerhouse Dopethrone in London, with support from Gurt, Limb and Wizard Fight. “My ears were happily bleeding, all senses crushed by sheer brutal musical power.”
If any further evidence was needed, this album not only confirms, but enhances whole heartedly, that Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard are musically a match for their inspiring band name. ‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’ is gloriously heavy in sound, and majestic in scope. – By Andy Little
Crobot come at you with an all knowing mischievous grin and a wink to confidently charm, seduce, and worm their way into your musical soul, while flying into orbit in a funky rock-et. – By Andy Little
Welsh monolithic crushing doomsters Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard are all set to release their new excellent second record ‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’ at the end of September. Andy Little caught up with guitarist Paul Davies to find out more.
This album furthers the claim that the Thee Oh Sees are probably one of the most vital bands currently in circulation at the moment. – By Andy Little
Andy Little saw The Midnight Ghost Train and XII Boar at The Black Heart in London. “Tonight was a blast watching two bands who know how to rock with passion, zeal, and conviction.”
‘Lady In Gold’ sounds like a natural transformation and has indeed converted me into the Blues Pills thumbs up brigade. – By Andy Little
With the re-release of ‘The MCA Albums 1973-1975’, Andy Little dives into Budgie’s legacy as the hard rock and proto-metal powerhouse of the 70’s and 80’s.