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

Forming the Void – Reverie

Louisiana’s heavy groovers Forming the Void spread their expansive wings out with added Eastern sounding influences on fourth album Reverie.

Various Artists – Women of Doom

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 – Brant Bjork

Brant Bjork eases into his 13th album with stripped down earworm melodies and laidback vibes.

Echoes Of The Past: Shades Records

In the decade where Heavy Metal went global, situated in the centre of London was arguably the greatest ever record shop – Shades.

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Viscerals

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs have come of age and deliver their finest offering to date.

Jordan Leppitt from Ritual King

Ritual King’s guitarist/lead vocalist Jordan Leppitt explains how Bolton University, ‘dedicating time to jams’, and ever-evolving changing influences helped form the band and which feeds into the compelling self-titled debut album.

Sky Valley Mistress – Faithless Rituals

Sky Valley Mistress throw the gauntlet down and come out swinging with a debut of impressive revved up energy, gutsy attitude, and a refreshing unpredictable delivery to their kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll.

Heavy Psych Sounds Records Festival – Underworld, Camden

Heavy Psych Sounds Records brought some heavy Stoner and Psych Rock vibes to Camden’s Underworld in a one-day mini-festival.

Sky Valley Mistress

Sky Valley Mistress reveal all about the making of their impressive debut album Faithless Ritual and its imminent release on the New Heavy Sounds label.

The Well

Austin, Texas rockers The Well chat to Echoes and Dust about their formation, making of current album ‘Death and Consolation’, and their involvement with the stoner rock collective Big Scenic Nowhere.

Ritual King – Ritual King

Allow head space for the bluesy stoner rock groove ‘n’ drift of Manchester’s Ritual King’s self-titled album.

The Well • 1968 • Ritual King – The Black Heart, Camden

Texas rockers The Well head a supporting cast of quality British bands for a Friday night shindig at Camden’s Black Heart.

Beth Hart – Eventim Apollo

The modern-day Queen of the Blues, Beth Hart, puts on an incredible emotional roller-coaster of a show at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Monster Magnet – O2 Forum, Kentish Town

Celebrating their iconic Power Trip album, Monster Magnet return triumphant!

Petrol Girls – The Oslo, London

Petrol Girls loud ‘n’ clear righteous causes are soundtracked and delivered live by quite possibly the best Post-Hardcore Punk band around at the moment.

Big Scenic Nowhere – Vision Beyond Horizon

A cast of stoner rockers unite for going beyond the horizon in Big Scenic Nowhere’s full debut, following last year’s Dying on the Mountain EP.

Avatarium – The Fire I Long For

Avatarium’s melodic, classist doom metal is peppered with oodles of classy, epic sky rocketing, classic rock on fourth album The Fire I Long For.

Green Lung – Free the Witch

The timely re-booted release of Free the Witch demonstrates the quality Green Lung have accomplished in a very short space of time.

The Membranes • Folk Devils • Wolfhounds – 100 Club, London

The Membranes reconvene back to a four-piece plus a punk icon guests to top a night of guitar explosion and great fun.

The Magpie Salute – High Water II

The Magpie Salute stretch themselves out stylistically with an accomplished laidback stroll and swagger ease on High Water II.

Blackwater Holylight – Veils of Winter

Blackwater Holylight’s newly acquired democratic approach reaps rewards for a deeply immersive second album.

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