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

Shooting Daggers – Love and Rage

Shooting Daggers have made staggering strides at a rapid rate to deliver a hugely ear-catching debut.

Mountain Caller – Chronicles II: Hypergenesis

There is no doubt Chronicles II: Hypergenesis evolves the story and the band’s musical scope, execution, and I’m sure achievements. It will be of interest as to where it all leads next.

Blue Orchids – The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain)

The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain) reissue is a timely reminder of the creative well that lurks in indie rock’s formative years.

Evil Blizzard – Rotting in the Belly of the Whale

Spending time with ‘Rotting in the Belly of the Whale’ reaps rewards and could turn out be their best album to date.

Problem Patterns – Blouse Club

Problem Patterns bring a blistering sincere injection of fresh energy, (sadly) relevance, righteousness anger and surprising joy to their debut album.

Flat Worms – Witness Marks

Witness Marks is a relentless thrill, combining the debut’s storming energy with an extension of fine band interplay and guitar wailing rage goodness.

Teenage Fanclub – Nothing Lasts Forever

A perfect accompaniment to a weekend morning waking up with the morning brew to embrace the day ahead, and a reminder to oneself to live in the moment.

Kristin Hersh – Clear Pond Road

It’s another fine collection of songs to add to her ever-increasing canon.

Dream Wife – Social Lubrication

Social Lubrication is an instant powerful display of a band at the peak of their powers.

Dragon Welding – Fictionary

Fictionary is Andy Golding’s most diverse, and arguably his best Dragon Welding output thus far.

Death Valley Girls – Islands in the Sky

Death Valley Girls have pulled off another smart, fun, uplifting, earworm masterstroke.

Mick’s Jaguar – Salvation (+ Exclusive Album Premiere)

Mick’s Jaguar is still the sound of a band clearly enjoying keeping the rock ‘n’ roll flame alive. And, we need them!

Telefís – a Dó

Experimental, playful, serious, a Dó is a vibrant explosion of ideas and an instant earworm.

A.A. Williams – As the Moon Rests

A.A. Williams conjures a heaviness that is gloriously emotive, and jaw-dropping majestic.

Blacklab – In a Bizarre Dream

In a Bizarre Dream is Blacklab’s most expansive and finest offering yet.

Nebula – Transmission from Mothership Earth

Keeping the heavy trip going……Nebula’s 7th album more than maintains their legacy.

Giant Walker – All In Good Time

All In Good Time, indeed. The wait is over as Giant Walker impressive debut displays super strong confidence.

Brown Acid – The Fourteenth Trip – Various Artists

For the fourteenth time, the Brown Acid series is another enjoyable slice of rare late 60’s/early 70’s heavy psych and proto rock ‘n’ metal.

Helms Alee – Keep This Be The Way

Helms Alee cover many stylistic variations and genre-crossing, but manages to maintain a strong cohesiveness for a rewarding listen.

Firebreather – Dwell in the Fog

Firebreather breathe new life with their best offering yet on album number three.

Witch Fever – Reincarnate E.P.

Witch Fever’s mesh of heavy Grunge, Sabbathian Doom, and Punk’s rebellious spirit lives up to its exciting mix of influences.

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