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

Black Moth • The Pearl Harts – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London

Get ready everyone, Black Moth are back! Stocked up with riffs of massive raise-the-horns destruction. . . With the imminent release of their upcoming Anatomical Venus album they showcase an exciting new heavier sound for their ‘Moonbow’ single release at London’s Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen.

Twelve Boar

Adam, Dave, and Tommy of Twelve Boar rather kindly obliged to explain further life in a band in the 21st century, thoughts on whether there is a future for rock music, top tips for quenching thirsts, and, of course, the making of their latest offering ‘No Forgiveness’.

Savage Messiah – Hands of Fate

Savage Messiah hark band to a pre-thrash heavy metal era for their third, and best, album to date. Fans of Accept, post thrash Metallica, Armoured Saint, and Iron Maiden may find a new band to love.

The Professionals, Hands Off Gretel – Garage, London

Comeback surprisers The Professionals led by Paul Cook delight the crowd with a mix of old and new rebel rousing anthems.

Kadavar – Rough Times

Kadavar’s latest release ‘Rough Times’ finds them reacting to the current world climate with a satisfying heavier, brooding, fuzzed up tone.

Living Colour – Shade

A blues infected update reflecting on modern times inspires Living Colour’s first album in eight years.

Monster Treasure – II

‘Mermaid punks’ Monster Treasure’s second album is fully filled with fuzzed up buzzsaw guitars inter-wined with drifty floating in air vocals to create sonic haziness.

Twelve Boar – No Forgiveness

Board party metallers Twelve Boar’s cabin for some ”Hellspeed Truckin” on their third album ‘No Forgiveness’, where everything is indeed rockin’.

Nate Bergman from Lionize

Nate Bergman from Lionize informs Echoes and Dust on the influences, ideas, and making of new album ‘Nuclear Soul’ and taking on a professional wrestler.

Lionize – Nuclear Soul

Clutch apprentices Lionize have grown their mane to come of age with a thrilling classic rock album.

Lionize, Limb, Gevaudan – Our Black Heart, Camden, London

Eclectic riffs galore by Lionize, Limb, and Gevaudan, at Camden’s Our Black Heart.

Amplifier – Trippin’ With Dr. Faustus

Progressive rockers Amplifier take a journey to the dark side with latest offering ‘Trippin’ With Dr. Faustus’.

Steve Moss from The Midnight Ghost Train

The Midnight Ghost Train’s Steve Moss kindly took time out to explain how New York, tap dancing, and James Brown funk entered their creative orbit for fourth album ‘Cypress Ave.’.

The Midnight Ghost Train – Cypress Ave.

The Midnight Ghost Train demonstrate bold refusal to be pigeonholed on fourth album ‘Cypress Ave.’

The Godfathers – Lexington, London, 24th June 2017

The Godfathers still sound as sharp as they look, and sure as hell are still a kick ass rock ‘n’ roll band.

Geezer – Psychoriffadelia

Geezer’s 3rd album assembles bluesy stoner rock riffage, hard rock swagger, slow spacious grooves, and psychedelic tinged jams.

Brit Turner from Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke’s drummer Brit Turner chats with Andy Little about the band’s roll the sleeves up work ethic and their steady rise to play London’s Roundhouse on their recent full UK tour.

The Afghan Whigs – In Spades

Greg Dulli’s Afghan Whigs 8th release, In Spades, exposes soulful elegance, stompy swagger, fuller fulfilled lush arrangements, and deep thoughtful emotions.

Robyn Hitchcock – Robyn Hitchcock

A revitalised sounding Robyn Hitchcock sees his self-titled, 21st album, contain a consistently strong set of psych power pop songs full of diverse stories, thoughts, and reflections.

Ex People – Bird

Ex People’s debut album ‘Bird’ is a heavy, fuzzy drenched, menacing, and hooky, listening pleasure.

Desertfest London 2017 – Sunday Review

Andy Little continues his coverage of this year’s London Desertfest with his review of the final day, which includes Hark, Elephant Tree, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and Sleep.

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