Monday Morning 19/07/21

Monday Morning 19/07/21

July 29, 2021

This post originally appeared on Hideous Things A while ago, a friend said to me: “I think when I finally find myself on a dancefloor again, in front of a big speaker stack, I’ll probably cry.” I wondered then and many times afterwards if I would too. Maybe not actually burst into tears, but at least … Read More

Remembering Andrew Weatherall

Remembering Andrew Weatherall

February 18, 2021

This post originally appeared on Hideous Things It’s been a year today since Andrew Weatherall died. A long, strange year. Because of everything that has happened since, it seems, in a way, like a long time ago. But also, because nothing has really happened, it has passed like no time at all. I remember that … Read More

A Few Good Things

A Few Good Things

December 30, 2020

It’s not all been bad… It’s undoubtedly been a difficult year. A horrible year even. But… there are some things that weren’t shit for me in 2020. Here’s some stuff (in no particular order and with no particular theme) that have made me smile in the weird year of the pandemic. Some of it is … Read More

Distrikt Pride Courtyard Party Review

Distrikt Pride Courtyard Party Review

August 19, 2019

This post originally appeared on DIY Leeds *** I need to stop reviewing gigs I’ve played at myself. Or we need more writers for DIY Leeds (it’s a labour of love. Currently all content is written by me and Joe Haze). Anyway… Every so often you play at a party that stands out a little from … Read More

A Golden Weekend – The Off Licence presents CMYK

A Golden Weekend – The Off Licence presents CMYK

June 20, 2019

This post originally appeared on DIY Leeds *** This was such a good party. The Off Licence is the brainchild of my friends Ben Etherington and Alex Kelsall, who are also Schwein residents. They’d been talking about putting a night on themselves since before coming on board with the Schwein crew and it’s been awesome … Read More

Goodbye, Mint Club

Goodbye, Mint Club

March 8, 2019

This piece originally was originally written for DIY Leeds (for those not in the know, Google does not penalise this kind of duplicate content) *** I need to stop going to gigs on acid. Well, I don’t, because it’s brilliant, but I probably should when I intend to review them objectively because it makes everything … Read More

Schwein NYE at Wire

Schwein NYE at Wire

December 30, 2018

The Schwein & Bad Ornament crew are back at Wire for NYE. I’ve done a full write up about this on our site. Have a read here

Bad Ornament Art Exhibition at Outlaws Yacht Club

Bad Ornament Art Exhibition at Outlaws Yacht Club

September 20, 2018

Currently, myself and the good folks at Schwein & Bad Ornament have artwork on display and available to buy from my favourite teleport destination (as I once quipped to Nigel Rogers who has since adopted the description and used it widely), Outlaws Yacht Club. Nigel, Darryl Marsden, Al Bradley and our resident DJ Carl Sheppard played some tunes for the launch party, a … Read More

Balancing Gigging with ‘Normal’ Life

Balancing Gigging with ‘Normal’ Life

June 28, 2018

…I am just about managing this. I work as a freelance web designer and developer and I also run Schwein & Bad Ornament with a few close mates. We’re a crew of DJs and artists and we host regular events in Leeds and a few further afield. This includes two residencies on the third and … Read More

Big Disco

Big Disco

July 8, 2016

Big Disco Our stall at Big Disco last week – prior to putting on Rhythm&Soul at Wire…