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

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.

Blackwater Holylight – Silence/Motion

Enter and surrender into Blackwater Holylight’s musical landscape as ‘Silence/Motion’ successfully achieves a magnificent furthering expansion of their sound. A career best.

The Ophelias – Crocus

With it’s slowly seductive sound and intelligent, thoughtful, identity forming emotions, Crocus an album to mull over with a cup of tea on a Sunday morning for full immersion.

Green Lung – Black Harvest

Green Lung have done it again. Black Harvest is full of great smouldering infectious songs, metal anthems built for stadiums.

Anna B Savage – These Dreams E.P.

An essential purchase for fans of A Common Turn album and for those who believe Anna B Savage is an artist of considerable talent.

Goat – Headsoup

A compilation of deeper non-album cuts with two simmering new tracks which heightens the essential need for Goat to continue to keep the groove (and us) going.

Mountain Caller – Chronicle: Prologue

Mountain Caller exercise numerous twist and turns, catchy slow gathering builds, towering crescendos, and of course massive riffs.

STÖNER – Stoners Rule

Stoner the band praise the scene’s followers on debut album.

King Buffalo – The Burden of Restlessness

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 – Onwards and Downwards

Alastor’s most accessible album yet, revelling in heaviness and commendable fuzzy outpourings which never loses sight of big riffs and melodic hooks.

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