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

Mammoth Mammoth – Mount the Mountain

This is loud, blunt, grease infected dirty, and smelly, which is a case of job done for fans of frenzied grinning, heart pumping, sock it to you hard rock.

Various Artists – Brown Acid – The Fourth Trip

Riding Easy Records continue to unearth treasures from Rock’s deeply buried underground past in Volume 4 of the excellent Brown Acid series.

Boss Hog – Brood X

Boss Hog return after 17 years in the wilderness to make a determined stand in these darker infected uncertain times.

Blackberry Smoke and Biters – Roundhouse, London

Blackberry Smoke prove at their Roundhouse gig debut that they are masters of their craft boasting deep depth and quality.

Colour Haze and My Sleeping Karma – The Garage, London

Colour Haze and My Sleeping Karma are a complementary listening experience touring partnership.

The Picturebooks – Home is a Heartache

The Picturebooks channel into a swampy, primal, bluesy inspired howl and holler.

My Sleeping Karma

Ahead of their next European tour Andy Little caught up with my Sleeping Karma to chat about their new live album ‘Mela Ananda’.

Black Mirrors – Funky Queen

This EP reveals the band have depth and a chemistry, so a full-blown album promises it could be something to look forward to and a band to keep an observant eye out for.

Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy

Crystal Fairy’s self-penned debut splices side project and supergroup into one satisfying whole.

Marcella and Pierre from Black Mirrors

Newly signed to Napalm Records Belgium’s Black Mirrors tells Andy Little all about flexible decision making and future ambitions.

Persistence Tour: Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, Municipal Waste & Walls of Jericho

Celebratory last night of the Persistence Tour sees Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, Municipal Waste, and Walls of Jericho rip the joint at London’s Forum.

Meatbodies – Alice

Meatbodies second album has some glam, garage rock/psych nuggets lying within and can stand alone or as a decent companion piece to their pioneering associate.

Marissa Nadler, Mary Lattimore, Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London

Marissa Nadler and band bring beautiful melancholy to London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen.

Airbourne and Crobot – Electric Ballroom, London

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.

The Skull and Kings Destroy – The Lounge, London

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.

Black Mountain and Mass Datura – The Dome, Tufnell Park, London

Stolen equipment doesn’t deter Black Mountain to deliver an impressive stoner psych rock masterclass at Tufnell Park’s The Dome in London.

The Answer – Solas

This will probably be the most mature rock album of the year. Whatever are my small misgivings, The Answer have definitely come of age.

Ufomammut, Grave Lines and Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – The Underworld, London

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.

Le Butcherettes & The Picturebooks – Our Black Heart, 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 Wolfhounds – Untied Kingdom (…or how to come to terms with your culture)

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

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