Articles by Andy Little
King Buffalo have demonstrated how to put restlessness into great effect with seven masterly constructed songs, superb precision, and one hell of a top production. The bar is very high indeed.
Alastor’s most accessible album yet, revelling in heaviness and commendable fuzzy outpourings which never loses sight of big riffs and melodic hooks.
Lights Behind the Eyes perfectly hits that spot for wide awake relaxation, which encourages escapism, reflection, and achieves a heightened sonic aural tickling of the senses.
Greta Van Fleet’s second album is bigger and bolder as they spread their wings.
Glume’s debut forms a sugar laden dayglo synthy dream pop record, but underneath the bright fluorescent lights there is a melancholic undertow which reveals depth.
For those seeking high octane speed thrills of grunge punk metal fury then look no further than Warish and ‘Next To Pay’. Play loud!
New Heavy Sounds honchos Paul and Ged reveal the ‘unbelievable merit of the Sabbath Beast’, epiphany moments, achievements, the future hopes for the underground heavy scene, plus an insightful and thoughtful truckload more.
Frank Black’s The Cult of Ray, Oddballs, Christmass albums get the vinyl reissue treatment by Demon Records.
With the release of her wonderful debut album, A Common Turn, Anna B Savage kindly tells Echoes about its making, her musical influences, and what the future may hold in a post Brexit, pandemic world.
Open Door Policy has the spirit of The Hold Steady’s noughties glory days while there is a renewed freshness in the song-writing, and a newfound creativity by widening their sound with a horn section.
A Common Turn showcases a very intriguing and talented artist who has made an incredibly bold, honest, beautiful, absorbing, and powerful debut.
Seattle’s rockers shift the sands for a deeper, moodier, artful, matured in an oak barrel kind of bluesy rock on third album The Light Below.
The heady mix of grooves and fuzzy riffs continue on Here Lies Man’s heavily packed relentless fourth album.
This collection is a mix of re-recorded fan favourites and covers of songs by a few bands that inspire these Maryland rockers. In lesser hands, it could have been have been a mixed bag affair, but in the hands of Clutch it’s another quality assured stamped approved release.
My Echo by Laura Veirs could quite possibly make you feel small, fragile, but also determined and alive.
London’s heavy progressive instrumental three-piece Mountain Caller takes you on an intriguing journey on their debut via the New Heavy Sounds label.
Retaining their leather ‘n’ studs metal grit and melodies, Armored Saint return with ‘Punching the Sky’, sounding better than ever.
The line-up adjusted Raging Speedhorn prove they’re still sludging it large with a no nonsense, straight to the point ferocious sixth album.
Kitchen Witch demonstrate guts, sweat, and urgency for their earthy, heavy soulful stoner rock on second album Earth and Ether.
Death Valley Girls fourth album is packed full of catchy pop hooks drilled with punky grit rawness, artful sophistication, and unironic positivity.
Extensive historical reminder of Slade’s 45s throughout the seventies and eighties on one double compilation.