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

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.

Vicki Dawson from Ex People

London’s Ex People are about to release their debut album ‘Bird’ through New Heavy Sounds. Andy Little had a chat with Vicki Dawson about the full details including riot grrrl history, minimalist aesthetics, and Smashing Pumpkins adoration.

Desertfest London 2017 – Saturday Review

Saturday’s Desertfest swings with with laid-back vibes among colossal distorted riffage.

Valerie June – Scala, London

Valerie June maybe encompassing age old genres but with her spirit, genuine warmth, positivity, and honesty, backed by a very fine band she shimmers, offering personal inner hope as bright as her two eye-catching sparkly costumes.

Desertfest London Preview: Sunday

Desertfest 2017 – Sunday’s line-up preview.

Royal Thunder – Wick

The rewards are worth it because this may turn out to be one of, if not the most, emotionally intelligent rock records of the year.

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.

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