Monday, 10 December 2012

Hogwash 2 this Wednesday!!

Oh yes, see the beautiful poster below -


And find video for Hogwash 1 at the following links - 




LoS

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Redgrass gig coming up......



Redgrass team up with fellow throbbers and shouters Racket Ball and Wind-up Birds for a Xmas special at the Fox and Newt in Leeds on Saturday the 8th of December 2012. 

8pm doors and 8.20pm kickoff. £3 in.


LoS

Friday, 16 November 2012

Hogwash news........

Thanks to all who came to Hogwash 1 at the Fox and Newt and find below the flier for the next one - nice vibes. Talking of nice vibes, Noah Brown has done a downloadable mix of tunes - get them here - http://www.mediafire.com/?d1o31owiqgz9mbh



Hogwash 2 Facebook event thing here - https://www.facebook.com/events/277256229043479/





Saturday, 10 November 2012

New spoken word action on Ojud Records

New Ojud Records artist Dale Prudent releases his spoken word LP of stories, lyrics and prose called  "These Horrible Sods". Out now and downloadable here for a measly quid.

http://ojudrecords.bandcamp.com/album/these-horrible-sods

LoS

Friday, 2 November 2012

Swinefest V review from across the border......

Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers, known to some in Leeds as the King of Harrogate, came over to this parish last month to review Swinefest V. the link below contains his ideas and thoughts.....

http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/lifestyle/harrogate-district/forget-mercury-prize-this-is-a-real-alternative-1-5087600

LoS

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

New Legion of Swine audio

Live set of Legion of Swine at Swinefest V can be found here - http://legionofswine.bandcamp.com/track/swinefest-v-vs-los as a download and pay what you want.

Give your ears a treat.

LoS

Thursday, 25 October 2012

More reviews from Vibrations.....

This time Redgrass and Legion of Swine get reviewed - here are the words of Ben Rutledge

Redgrass – British Democracy and Other Myths (Ojud Records)

It took a few spins of ‘British Democracy...’ for me to half succumb to its charm and
I’m still very much bewildered. Redgrass, as the name may or may not suggest, is
a left-wing political Bluegrass group and another mutant offspring spawned by the
man behind Legion of Swine and Swinefest, Dave Procter. No surprise then that it’s
a fairly odd affair.

The musicianship leaves a lot to be desired, the singing is way off key and I’m not
really sure how long past the opening banjo line you can actually call it Bluegrass
before it descends into a-genred mindless chord bashing but there’s something
endearing about this little record. Maybe the half-baked music fumblings give it a
DIY edge or maybe behind the shoddy execution the song writing itself isn’t all that
bad - or maybe it’s the lyrics. The lyrics are one of my favourite parts of this record.
Whether it’s the affectionate ode to Leeds ‘Old Grey Men’ with its regurgitative
ramblings about class or the superbly out of place jovial but aggressive lines
in ‘Assassination’s Too Good’.

Benjamin Rutledge

Available as name your price here http://redgrass.bandcamp.com/

and

Legion of Swine – They Took Democracy and they Threw it onto the Pyre with
the Rest of the Legion of Swine (Ojud Records)

Imagine the combined effects of sleep deprivation and sickness whilst nursing the
ensuing result of a heavily inebriated night. Now imagine sitting down, setting your
feet up on the coffee table and being greeted not by the sweet, lulling, rehabilitating
sounds of Enya’s voice, but by a cacophony of grating feedback. Imagination was
not my issue - which admittedly might affect the bias of this review. Although, I
sincerely doubt that in any better off state I would have found the varying pitches of
monotonous noise any more endearing.

‘They Took Democracy...’ is ostensibly a collection of field recordings and noise
experiments which range from: a person snoring (Track 3), a washing machine
(Track 5), and a personal highlight in Track 2 which sounds like someone’s
unintended voicemail message after hurling themselves onto the train tracks.
But maybe that was just my own suicidal fantasies induced by the interminable
racket invading my lug-holes. Legion of Swine was never going to be easy
listening and perhaps a groggy day on the sofa in my living room wasn’t the right
environment to find any potential in the layers of abstract sound. Maybe if it served
an accompaniment to a short film or an art installation it would make more sense but
as for now the album remains basking in its own esoteric obscurity.

Benjamin Rutledge

More info at http://legionofswine.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday, 11 October 2012

touseg maro tape review in Vibrations

Those lovely people in Vibrations' Magazine (see side link on this very blog) have had a listen to touseg maro's debut LP. Here are their words of wisdom -


In defining ‘Noise’ are we in effect making it something else other than ‘Noise’? Possibly, and  the limited information and visual clues that accompany touseg maro’s latest 4 track EP - a single photo of a primitive burial (?) site don’t offer much help taking this premise forward.

‘Penn ar bed’ is Breton for ‘end of the earth’ – a geographical reference to the rugged Brittany Peninsular. But another reference point for me is Japan and Hiroshi Hashegawa’s Astro project – the tracks here are all underpinned by a similar single shrill insectoid high frequency wave. But although each track here makes use of the same sonic raw materials; interjections of muffled cyclical percussion, otherworldly death echoes, naked flame ignitions and metallic washes, the intensity progresses from the haunting minimalistic opener ‘c’hwec’h’ to the apocalyptical harshness of closing track ‘Seizh’ – a wash of staggered pulses, static clatter and haphazard mic interference.

LoS

Monday, 10 September 2012

Tug Your Forelock to the Global Financial Elite

This is the title of the next split tape between Legion of Swine and Noah Brown, which will be available as a split release between Ojud and Horrible Injury. A C30 cassette, limited to 20. Contact us here now to reserve your copy. It'll be 4 quid, summat like that.

LoS

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Hogwash coming soon......

Ojud Records and Horrible Injury have teamed up to bring the freaks of Leeds and environs a new experimental music and performance art night called Hogwash.

We have a Facebook page here - please like it :-)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hogwash/459669037406324

And here is the very first Hogwash - 

https://www.facebook.com/events/360076960739255/

Overall, quite good

LoS

Thursday, 26 July 2012

New Legion of Swine LP on Ojud

Legion of Swine has finished his new LP "de leeuw komt" and it's now available as download on bandcamp here - http://legionofswine.bandcamp.com/album/de-leeuw-komt-2

There is also a limited number of 20 C30 tapes available for £3 + p&p. Contact legionofswine@googlemail.com for more info on how to buy this.

LoS

Thursday, 19 July 2012

touseg maro LP is now complete

Legion of Swine has finished mastering touseg maro's debut release "penn ar bed" and it will be released on Ojud Records, with catalogue number Ojud 006 on the 1st of August 2012. It is a limited to 15 C30 cassette tape, get it while it's available (once it comes out of course :-) ).

LoS

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Hot news from Hamburg

Yes indeed my friends, the news is coming in from Hamburg, and it is sehr heiss!

Everyone's favourite Arhus/Hamburg combo Haender og Taender and Leeds noisy sod Legion of Swine have teamed up to release a beast, on C30 shiny tape. Lovely artwork, lovely vibes, clear eardrums.

Where? Here - http://timtimtontraeger.bandcamp.com/releases

Noisy, but nice :-)

LoS

Monday, 9 July 2012

Redgrass LP review

Redgrass have received the first review for their debut LP "British Democracy and Other Myths" - read more here - http://www.whisperinandhollerin.com/reviews/review.asp?id=9280


and don't forget to listen to tunes here - http://redgrass.bandcamp.com/

VERY GOOD


LoS

Thursday, 28 June 2012

New Legion of Swine audio - May Tour 2012

http://legionofswine.bandcamp.com/track/european-tour-live-set-may-2012 - this link leads to a live set from Legion of Swine's recent Continental Europe Tour. Enjoy!!

LoS

New Legion of Swine gig

Legion of Swine is pleased to announce that he is playing at British Wildlife 150 on Sunday 26th of August 2012. Very good indeed

LoS

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Ojud Records bandcamp ready to go

Please point yourself towards - http://ojudrecords.bandcamp.com/track/base2-live-at-bradford-science-festival-sept-2011 for Ojud Records' bandcamp page. The music hidden in this link is base2's set that was performed as part of the Bradford Science Festival last autumn. Available on pay what you want basis.

Very good

LoS

Friday, 22 June 2012

Redgrass new Leeds date

Redgrass play their last Leeds date for a while as they prepare to go into the studio to record their 2nd LP in the early autumn. Come wish them well at New Headingley Club on Friday the 6th of July 2012. Also on the bill are Topher Holland, Mordrake (Katy Raine's new act) and hosting by The Living Jukebox Andy Watson.

Facebook event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/100563793421767

LoS

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

New band for Legion of Swine......

Not content with all the stuff he is doing currently, Legion of Swine is teaming up with fellow racket maker Java Delle from die Infantillerie for their new act - Trouser Carrier, which as you know is the direct translation of braces from German to English.

Expect an LP by the autumn entitled "A Flower for My Hoonoo" - this is according to an Ojud Records' spokesman "Nice noise played by nice boys".

Nice!

LoS

Legion of Swine debut LP now available on CD

And can be bought here - http://legionofswine.bigcartel.com/product/they-took-democracy-and-threw-it-onto-the-pyre-with-the-rest-of-the-legion-of-swine

Happy purchasing

LoS

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Swinefest V date announced

Swinefest V will take place at Wharf Chambers in Leeds on Saturday the 20th of October 2012.

Confirmed acts so far are Drunk in Hell and Legion of Swine. Further confirmations to come.

There is a Facebook event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/299557826803882/?ref=ts

LoS

Monday, 28 May 2012

LoS new gigs......

Legion of Swine will be playing at the following places in the coming months.....

Santiago's, Leeds - Weds July 18th 2012
Wharf Chambers, Leeds - Sat October 20th 2012

As always, very good

LoS

Saturday, 26 May 2012

LoS Tour is done....

Thanks to Tim, Buddel, Henner, Kristian and Bianca for a really fun couple of weeks.

That's it

LoS

Friday, 18 May 2012

Redgrass new gig date

Redgrass are happy to announce that they will be playing at Hales Club, Hales, nr Market Drayton on Saturday the 8th of September 2012

Very good

LoS

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Interstellar Nightmare blog

Here is the address for IN who are on tour with me - there is also a link on the side bar

LoS

Monday, 14 May 2012

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Tour calleth......

Legion of Swine goes on tour around continental Europe from tomorrow. He will attempt to document the entire 17 days and words of wisdom, should there be any, can be found here - http://legionofswine.blogspot.co.uk/p/legion-of-swine-tour-blog-may-2012.html

LoS

Monday, 7 May 2012

Important article for younger bands.....

http://livemusicexchange.org/blog/general/glamscams/

The above link jumps to an article written by Sam Saunders, a long time contributor to the Leeds Music Scene forum (and website). It discusses the Live and Unsigned competition and how bands are (mis)treated. Worth a read, sadly

LoS

Friday, 4 May 2012

Redgrass gig and LP

Cheers to everyone who came to the gig at The Fox and Newt in Leeds last night - great performances all round by Racket Ball and Windup Birds 


AND

Redgrass' debut LP "British Democracy and Other Myths" will be available at http://redgrass.bandcamp.com/ as pay-what-you-want downloads in the very near future. A physical release will be available in the summer sometime.

LoS

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Farming Incident LPs now available on Bandcamp


Between 1999 and 2010, I was chief shouter and various instrument mangler for Leeds post/punk/space rockers Farming Incident. We released 2 LPs and both of these are now available online for pay-what-you-want at this address - http://farmingincident.bandcamp.com/

Fill your boots
LoS

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Legion of Swine European Tour News....updates.......

Tour Update for Legion of Swine/Interstellar Nightmare/Die Infantillerie for May 2012. VERY GOOD!!!

10.5.12 Hamburg (D) РGängeviertel
11.5.12 Leipzig (D) – Interstellar Nightmare @ Noise Fest/ Zoro
12.5.12 Leipzig (D) – Infantillerie & L.o.S. @ Noise Fest/ Zoro
13.5.12 - help needed!!!
14.5.12 - help needed!!!
15.5.12 Bourg En Bresse (F) - tba
16.5.12 Nancy (F) – tba
17.5.12 - help needed!!!
18.5.12 Paris (F) - Cantine de Belleville
19.5.12 Reims (F) - l'écluse
20.5.12 Brussels (B) – tba
21.5.12 - help needed!!!
22.5.12 Amiens (F) – L’Accueil Froid
23.5.12 Lille (F) @ CCL
24.5.12 Amsterdam (NL) - OCCII
25.5.12 Leiden (NL) - SUB071 @ Multipleks
26.5.12 - help needed!!!



Very good


LoS

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Photos from Swinefest IV























Nice

LoS

Split tape news


12 and a half minutes a side, LoS doing one long epic harsh noise piece and 6 short weird cobbled-together tracks from Brown that are also noisy.
Limited to 50 numbered copies with art by Noah Brown.

Contact me here or via legionofswine@googlemail.com - cost £3

LoS


Cheers and thanks.....

Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday's Swinefest IV at Wharf Chambers. Great fun and some top performances all round.

Swinefest V will be happening in October - I cannot wait

LoS

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Legion of Swine European Tour News....

As you'll be aware, Legion of Swine will be on the road in May with his chums from Hamburg, die Kwallerie and Interstellar Nightmare - won't that be a lot of fun? Yes it will and here are the dates confirmed so far -

May 10th - Hamburg
May 11th - Leipzig
May 12th - Leipzig
May 15th - Bourg en Bresse
May 16th - Nancy
May 18th - Paris
May 22nd - Lille
May 23rd - Amiens
May 24th - Amsterdam
May 25th - Leiden
May 26th - Tilburg

Venue details and further gig announcements to be released soon.....

LoS

First Ojud release coming this weekend.....

Horrible Injury and Ojud are proud to announce that their split C25 tape of Noah Brown and Legion of Swine will be available for purchase at Saturday's Swinefest IV at Wharf Chambers in Leeds.

Very good

LoS

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Barcelona promoters needed......

Legion of Swine is looking for a gig in late May to tag onto the end of his European Tour. If you know of any promoters in Barcelona who promote noise/ambient/punk stuff, let me know

ta

LoS

Thursday, 23 February 2012

New act and new label.........

Legion of Swine will be working on a new act called +15 over the next few months. +15 will be dedicated to producing an LP of minimalist beats, with the title "Kriminal Justice Akt", in "tribute" to the Law attempting to ban "repetitive beats" introduced in the UK in the early 1990s.

Around the same time, all the output of Legion of Swine's various guises will move to his new label Ojud.

Very good

LoS

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Rote Flora set now available.......

Legion of Swine's set in Hamburg today is available here - http://soundcloud.com/legionofswine/legion-of-swine-live-at-rote

And massive thanks to Tim, Markus and others for the gig

Sehr gut

LoS

Thursday, 9 February 2012

New Redgrass gig.........

Redgrass will be joining forces with The Wind-up Birds and Racket Ball in a Mayday political special at The Fox and Newt, Burley Road, Leeds on Thursday the 3rd of May 2012.

Doors will open at 8pm and the first act will be on at 8.30pm sharp. Bring brain as well as ears. £3 in.

Very good

LoS

Hamburg - th'Swine cometh

Legion of Swine heads off to Hamburg this weekend for a gig at Rote Flora on Sunday and a live performance on FSK Radio on Monday - das ist sehr gut!

LoS

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Redgrass live action at Milo's - Sat the 21st of April 2012

Redgrass regroup with all hands on deck on Saturday the 21st of April 2012 at Milo's in Leeds. Pretty good news really...

LoS

Friday, 3 February 2012

Legion of Swine split tape news

Legion of Swine will be releasing a split C25 tape with fellow You'll Learner and Leeds artist extraordinaire Noah Brown in the very near future - keep your eyes open for more details

LoS

Friday, 27 January 2012

New Legion of Swine gig for February 25th 2012

LoS appears on home turf for the the last time for several months (LP recording and stuff to come during March - May) on Saturday the 25th of February 2012. Facebook event lurks here - https://www.facebook.com/events/283645901699549

Very good

LoS

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Back to Blighty......

After his Scandinavian sojourn, LoS returns to Leeds at the end of this month, and is straight into action with Redgrass at Milo's in Leeds on Saturday the 4th of Feb (Facebook event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/167832749987707) onstage dead early around 1930 and then as DJ Alfonse at Don't Falter at Baby Jupiter (Facebook event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/221980047889348/) pretty much straight after going off stage. Hectic stuff, and lots of fun. Yes. I am happy to be coming back to you, people of Leeds. :-)

LoS

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Swinefest now has its own Facebook group

In an attempt to tidy up the Swinefest info that's floating about, I've created a Facebook group so that all relevant bits and bobs can be located there.

It's located here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/310179419020620/ - feel free to join the group and contribute

ta

LoS

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Swinefest IV - Wharf Chambers, Leeds - Sat 31st Match 2012 - £5



LoS, Noah Brown and Adam Benbow-Browne present an evening of noise, doom, sludge, politics and intelligence.


Confirmed acts are -

Drunk in Hell



Wizard's Beard

Gorean Slave Master



Nervous Twitch


Die 7te Kwallerie


You'll Learn

and the mighty return of Yorkshire Bone!!!

Short sets, maximum impact on brain and lugholes


All of this for a stinkingly small £5 - you lucky spuds!



Suffice to say this will be very good......


Facebook event here - https://www.facebook.com/events/168993873208394/

LoS

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Let the mixing begin......

Today saw the opening session of mixing the debut Redgrass LP "British Democracy and Other Myths" with our very fine friend Ben Mosley, who engineered the recordings. Expect fully mastered results in early March.

Very good

LoS

Monday, 2 January 2012

Don't Falter - Sat 7th Jan, Baby Jupiter, Leeds

DJ Alfonse begins his new year Djing with the very fine people at Don't Falter in Leeds.

The link lies here - https://www.facebook.com/events/158387190930485/

Very good

LoS

New Year greetings from th'Swine

Happy New Year to all my readers and followers. This year will be a busy one. Legion of Swine live dates on a European Tour with Die Infantillerie and Interstellar Nightmare in May are coming in as we speak. Details will be forthcoming as dates and venues are confirmed.

Legion of Swine will also be recording and releasing his debut LP, provisionally entitled "And They Threw Democracy on the Pyre with the Rest of the Legion of Swine", probably to be available by mid April.

Redgrass' debut LP, as yet untitled, will also be released, probably in March. Mixing begins this very week.

LoS