Articles by Andy Little
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.
The reformed swampy Folk/Punk Blues outfit Folk Devils first new material in 35 years.
The Blinders harness their keen eye on sharp melodies with tight arrangements, and an intelligent punk poet lyrical bite on their second album.
Adam Whalley talks to Echoes about his guitar based Radio station Feedback Radio; his vision, passion, and his fresh approach to promote current and new artists as well as the old.
Samantha Crain has made the transition from an artist full of promise to a great one. A Small Death is the sound of re-birth from the deep depths of adversity.
Heavy self-reflection, soaring glacial vocals, and slow weighty grooves form Embr’s impressive debut.
These experienced wiser heads really are producing songs as good as anything from their eighties repertoire, and even some of their finest tunes period.
The talented A A Williams debut album Forever Blue is a masterclass in achingly beautiful, swooping melancholy.
Self-Surgery is a visceral, urgent, and compelling whirlwind of creative energetic heaviness by Chelsea Wolfe’s uncompromising punkier side project Mrs. Piss.
New York’s bluesy stoner rockers Geezer get the groove on fourth album Groovy.
Wigan’s Deepshade aim big on second album Soul Divider.
Louisiana’s heavy groovers Forming the Void spread their expansive wings out with added Eastern sounding influences on fourth album Reverie.
A compilation album to celebrate the impact of female artists currently in the heavy underground scene reveals depth, diversity, and absorbing slow burners.
Brant Bjork eases into his 13th album with stripped down earworm melodies and laidback vibes.
In the decade where Heavy Metal went global, situated in the centre of London was arguably the greatest ever record shop – Shades.