Monday, 19 December 2011

Merry Xmas to all followers of Legion of Swine's blog....

Cheers to those hardy souls who came to Swinefest III on the weekend. LoS is having a small break, but will be back in his DJ Alfonse mode early in the new year and potentially a studio experimental gig around the same time. Keep your eyes peeled on here


Friday, 16 December 2011

Busy weekend for LoS.........

Legion of Swine has some busy times ahead over the next 30 hours or so.

Tonight, he performs Redgrass songs solo at this event -

Tomorrow he performs twice at Swinefest III - once as Legion of Swine and then as part of You'll Learn - more stuff here -

very very good


Sunday, 11 December 2011

Round Window EP available online now

The results of the recording sessions that LoS did with Round Window this Spring can now be downloaded for free, yes FREE, from SoundCloud. 

Very good


Friday, 9 December 2011

Friday, 2 December 2011

New Legion of Swine gig for February 12th 2012

Legion of Swine is very happy indeed to be heading back to Hamburg in the new year to play at the Noise Cafe at Rote Flora on Sunday the 12th of February 2012.

He's also performing live the very next day on FSK Radio in Hamburg - sehr gut!!


Sunday, 27 November 2011

New Skoo date - Friday 2nd December 2011

After Skoo's debut last night, LoS is happy to report that DJ Alfonse will be again bringing Skoo to O'Connells, Gamla Stan, Stockholm on Friday the 2nd of December

Very good


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Skoo debut - Saturday 26th November............

it's all go, isn't it?

Skoo i Sverige makes its debut on Saturday the 26th of November 2011 at O'Connell's on Gamla Stan in Stockholm.

Facebook event is here -


Friday, 11 November 2011

Skoo postponed.....

Sadly this evening's Skoo is postponed.....

Keep your eyes peeled for the debut...


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

New club night for Alfonse

DJ Alfonse has revived long lost Leeds' night Skoo for his time in Stockholm. The venue is O'Connell's on Gamla Stan on Stora Nygatan. The opening night is Friday the 11th of November and the night runs from 2000-0100. It's FREE. Yes free. Expect the best tunes from the loose genres of 60s, Northern Soul, Stax, Motown, Freakbeat, Ska, Dub, Psych, Glam, Punk, Post Punk and New Wave.

Event details here -

Group details here -

Very good


Thursday, 27 October 2011

New Legion of Swine demo on Soundcloud

The first bit of what will be Legion of Swine's 5th set is up and available for your listening pleasure


Eastern European debut for Legion of Swine

Legion of Swine will be performing at Szabad az A in Budapest on Friday the 9th of March 2012 - very good I'd say!!


Monday, 24 October 2011

Redgrass Festive Cheer in Leeds

Redgrass dust off their Xmas japery and support the very fine Asa Hawks at the Fox and Newt in Leeds on Friday the 16th of December 2011. Forget about works' Xmas dos, they're rubbish. This will not be.

Facebook event here -


Friday, 21 October 2011

lots of new gigs for next year.....

LoS under his various guises is already getting stuff flooding in - have a look at the Gigs!! page

very good


Friday, 14 October 2011

Change of venue for Swinefest III

This will now take place at The Well, Leeds and start time has moved to 3pm

Facebook event updated here -


LoS in Sweden now

Legion of Swine has moved himself to Stockholm. Is the capital of Scandinavia ready for his racket?


Sunday, 9 October 2011

Redgrass recording action + Xmas live action

Redgrass were fortunate enough top have the top recording services of Ben Mosley today as they recorded 7 songs for their debut LP to be released early in 2012. Top work lad, much appreciated by us all.


The band are taking part in the Weds eve Open Night do at The Grove, Leeds on Weds 14th December 2011. Very good


Sunday, 25 September 2011

Swinefest III - update

Here my friends is the completed line up for Swinefest III at Wharf Chambers, Leeds on Saturday the 17th of December 2012 - Facebook event here, if that's your sort of thing. It's mine -

Smell & Quim
Yugoslavian Boys
Sloth Hammer
No Guts
Gateway Of Trance Illusion
Matt Miles Dixon
You'll Learn
Tide Of Iron
Two Trick Horse
Legion of Swine
Virginia Mary

You are allowed to exclaim "WOW!"


Friday, 9 September 2011

Swinefest III - date and venue confirmed

Swinefest III will take place on Saturday the 17th of December 2011 at Wharf Chambers (formerly The Common Place) in Leeds.

Confirmed acts so far -

You'll Learn
Legion of Swine
Two Trick Horse
Yugoslavian Boys
No Guts
Tide of Iron
Gateway of Trance Illusion
Matt Dixon

Very good


New Legion of Swine gig for October 5th 2011

Legion of Swine will be performing as part of a benefit gig for The Junkyard Procession Art Magazine at Santiago's in Leeds. Very good indeed.

This will be you last chance to see him in the UK until mid December as he'll be moving to Stockholm not long after the gig


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

base2 perform live as part of the British Science Festival

base2 perform at Factory Street Studios in Bradford this coming Sunday 11th of September at 4.30pm


Sunday, 4 September 2011

Legion of Swine in les Flames! reunion one off.......

Yes, you read that correctly, Alfonse will be soon returning to where he came from. les Flames! reform for a one off gig for our chums Tom and Beth as they celebrate their wedding on Saturday the 10th of September.

Quite, quite ridicumouse...


Saturday, 3 September 2011

New Legion of Swine audio inspired by FC Union Berlin

Legion of Swine was lucky enough to go to FC Union Berlin v Bochum recently and loved this song. He has minced it into this noise racket -


Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Vielen dank Berlin!

Legion of Swine had a superb time in Berlin at Subversiv, along with the geniuses that were Emped and Sad Servant Doom. Prost!!

And also, all acts were recorded so the results with be released in the near future on limited CDr. Sehr gut!


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Legion of Swine in Berlin action

Legion of Swine will be performing in Berlin this weekend at Brunnenstrasse 7 on Sunday the 21st of August at 9pm.

Facebook even is here -


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

vielen Dank, Hamburg!

Legion of Swine thanks all in Hamburg for making him so welcome this weekend. A great gig in a great venue.

Audio and images to follow


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

2 outings for th'Swine this week - Harrogate Fringe Festival

LoS will be appearing as part of You'll Learn at this Friday's gig at Katana in Harrogate (HG1 1BS for your searching) supporting Teeth of the Sea and then as himself in collaboration with fellow You'll Learn member Noah Brown as they perform his story "Cuts - The Last Days of a City Trader" as part of the Across the Town event.

Web stuff here -

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Swinefest II - tickets now available online at LoS shop

Click on the Legion of Swine merchandise link to the right of this message, or go here

Tickets are £4 upfront and £5 on the day/door


Friday, 24 June 2011

Redgrass live action at Verve - Thurs 14th July 2011

Redgrass get their act together (for a proper practice before their debut LP recording action) at Verve,  Leeds on Thurs 14th July

Thursday, 23 June 2011

First German gig for Legion of Swine announced

Legion of Swine will be playing at Rote Flora, Hamburg on Sunday the 7th of August 2011.

Sehr gut!!


Saturday, 18 June 2011

Legion of Swine online shop

is the place where you can purchase all goodies related to LoS, Redgrass, Monotron and all the other acts I'm involved in


Redgrass to record first LP

Redgrass enter the studio in July to record their as-yet-untitled debut LP.

Keep your eyes peeled on here for progress


Saturday, 11 June 2011

Redgrass live video now on YouTube

From the 14th of May gig at Milo's, as recorded by 2 Swedish students - "I Got a P45 for Xmas" - can be found here -


Friday, 10 June 2011

Legion of Swine is looking for gigs - news.......

It is looking like th'Swine is heading to Germany for some gigs in August.

More details to follow.......


Friday, 20 May 2011

Programme from Glasnost night at Leeds Met

New Legion of Swine t-shirt

Legion of Swine, in conjunction with, and the genius of Noah Brown, has released a t-shirt. Here is a piccy of it -

Available in Small and Medium and costs £7 inc p&p, or £6 face-to-face.

Payment via PayPal to

Very good.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

New Legion of Swine gig - Thurs 19th May 2011

Legion of Swine has a last minute gig at Leeds Met SU (Beckett Park) as part of a staff/student collaboration. Acts start around 7pm


Friday, 6 May 2011

Gigs in July for You'll Learn and Legion of Swine

Good news indeed.

Both acts have secured slots at the Harrogate International Festival Fringe this coming July.

You'll Learn will be supporting Teeth of the Sea + Minimalism to the Max at Katana on Friday 22nd of July.

Legion of Swine will be collaborating on a special performance piece with fellow You'll Learn member Noah Brown as they present "Cuts". This will take place as part of The Hidden Harrogate event which takes place throughout Harrogate, both indoors and out.

Very good.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Legion of Swine is looking for gigs

During July, August and September 2011.

Anywhere in Europe considered, especially outside Leeds


Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Legion of Swine - Leicester appearance OFF

Legion of Swine regrets to inform his millions of fans in Leicester that he won't be playing at the Shed this evening. He's badly sprained his ankle and so can't walk. Doh!

He will however come to Leicester in the near future


Friday, 15 April 2011

What's the word?


This is the name of a new collaboration between Legion of Swine and Rees Archibald. The base2 collaboration uses radio-astronomy sounds (pulsar and nebulae) in sonic compositions. The project connects noise and ideas; interstellar space becomes music/sonic space; cosmic distance becomes internet immediacy.

nebula + neuron = base2

Monday, 11 April 2011

Swinefest I review - Graham Chalmers

Link here -

Text here -

Swinefest, Leeds.
THE organiser of what turns out to be a memorable mini-festival, David Procter is well known to Harrogate audiences for numerous appearances with visitng bands in Harrogate venues from the late 90s to mid-Noughties.

At one point this ever-active, ever-changing musical maverick contrived to be in three of Leeds’ artier rock bands at the same time, no small feat .

Such was his omni-presence that beloved music fanzine of the time, Charm accorded him the epiphet ‘King of Leeds.’

KoL for short, Procter has rarely shown any characteristics in common with those other KoLs, Kings of Leon and tonight is no exception.

Swinefest is a show for musical outsiders held in a venue for political ones.

The Common Place, a centre of radical politics and culture set on a side street near the flash bars and restaurants of Call Lane, was originally set up by members of the city’s most famous agit-prop popsters Chumbawumba and is run as a collective.

It’s the perfect place for tonight’s line-up, looking and feeling like a scruffy venue from the days before arena tours and Ticketmaster, when business needed music more than music needed business handing the advantage to bands and their fans.

The best acts the crowd of 100 or so do whatever they feel like doing to are the ones who live on the line between control and loss of it.

Opener Miles Matt Dixon, who is also drummer with Leeds’ band Slowcoaches, uses his laptop to create dramatic and striking sounds capes.

While appearing a random mix of sampled noises and electronic gimmickry, if you translated the peaks and troughs into traditional song structures, there is direction and melody to be enjoyed.
Next up are Insect Guide whose deep roots lie in that great Leeds modern punk band of a decade or so ago, Lorimer.

A three-piece with the sort of spiky femme fatale singer who would fit perfectly into Black Rebel Motorcyle Club, the first impression is of a classic late 80s indie guitar band with the dynamics of Jesus & Mary Chain and the poppy tunes of The Primitives, a little like under-rated late 90s Leeds’ hopefuls Pop Threat who were The Ravonettes before The Ravonettes were.

What’s best and most unique about this instantly impressive band is the groove. Powered by rhythmically gripping drumming to a click-track, Insect Guide’s beat motors relentlessly forward like a great Can tune without the metronomic aspect of some of Krautrock or shoe gazers Ride at their occasional best.

The calm before the storm, from now on things get noiser and sweatier, save for an avant-garde interlude halfway through the night from Legion of Swine.

‘They’ turn out to be organiser David Procter who eschews any music whatsoever in favour of electronically sampled extracts from recent British politics.

Echoing through the room like the rays of a lighthouse cutting through the fog, the voices ground the event in these times.

Perhaps the message is the medium?

Equally stormy are the delightfully wayward Leeds-based Normal Man who combine doom-laden noise rock with likeably anything goes stagecraft from a front man who looks and acts like the particularly drunken, bearded one in The Hangover, that comedy about the disastrous stag weekend in Las Vegas.
Forever teetering on the precipice between awfulness and brilliance, they are never dull.

And neither are Middlesborough band Drunk In Hell who follow Normal Man’s basic template before taking away the humour and adding some tunes. The result is the best moshing/pogoing of the evening which, to be fair, does continue with headliners War All The Time, despite the night’s toll starting to tell on the slumped bodies in the relaxed dishevelment of the Common Place.

The only thing is, this Leeds’ hardcore speedniks’ undoubted reputation wasn’t won by being amateurish or sloppy.

Everything they do is good, I suppose, but everything they do is by the book, everything they do is controlled.
Who could have predicted the otherwise glorious Swinefest would end on a note of predictability?
Graham Chalmers

Friday, 1 April 2011

New Redgrass gig

Redgrass will be playing at Verve in Leeds on Sunday 22nd of May 2011.

Monday, 28 March 2011

New Legion of Swine set uploaded

The set performed at Swinefest I can be downloaded from here -

very good

Friday, 25 March 2011

DJing work for Alfonse at Baby Jupiter.....

DJ Alfonse will be spinning some discs at Don't Falter on Saturday 2nd of April at Baby Jupiter. Dead good is that.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Swinefest I

Cheers for everyone who made this gig such a top night. 90+ people there and 6 top sets played. Cheers for everyone who did the door, bar and DJed/engineered.

Top work!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Swinefest I - at last!!

it's been a long long wait, but finally today, Swineogeddon will take place at the Common Place. Doors are at 8pm, first act 8.30.

£2 for members, £3 for guests


Thursday, 3 March 2011

Leicester gig - confirmed at The Shed

April 26th with these fine buggers

Sky:Lark - noisey post-hardcore from Margate -

Let It Die - metallic hardcore from Kettering -

Meatpacker - noisey hardcore/grind from Leicester -

Monday, 21 February 2011

Legion of Swine - new gig....

Legion of Swine will be taking part in an evening of "Anti Capitalist Entertainment" at the Fenton pub, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, hosted by the mighty fine Blah Blah Tin on Saturday the 2nd of April 2011.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Redgrass - new gig date added

Redgrass will be doing their thing at Verve in Leeds on Thursday 24th March 2011

Nice work

Thursday, 3 February 2011

More DJing......

DJ Alfonse has been drafted in as a last minute sub for Don't Falter this Saturday at Baby Jupiter.

Post War Glamour Girls are playing and here's the Facebook event thing if you do that sort of thing!/event.php?eid=138299432896341

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Redgrass gig waaaaaay in the future.......

Redgrass will be playing at Milo's in Leeds on Saturday the 14th of May 2011.

Further details to follow a bit nearer the time, eh?

Another Legion of Swine gig.......

Legion of Swine is well pleased to be on the bill for the gig below -

Royal Park Cellars, Leeds on 21st of April with Normal Man, Tree Of Sores and Sloth Hammer

Very good indeed.....


Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Legion of Swine logo released

Designed by the really ace Noah Brown - check his blog for more art at

New Legion of Swine gig

Legion of Swine will be unleashing his Ear, Nose and Throat Terror on the masses at The Well, Leeds on Sunday the 20th of March 2011.

More details to follow


Thursday, 20 January 2011

DJing work for Alfonse and LoS elimination......

DJ Alfonse is quite chuffed really to be DJing at the very fine Imaginary Sex Potato Party at Baby Jupiter on Friday the 4th of February 2011.Very good.

Legion of Swine is a bit gutted to have been eliminated on the first round of counts for the British Wildlife Festival Sunday do. It'll still be dead good mind, and a bit quieter. Not very good.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Redgrass gig - Mon 31st Jan 2011 at Milo's

Redgrass continue their live action at Milo's in Leeds at the end of this month. New songs a gogo

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Legion of Swine gig and DJ Alfonse DJing - Sat 12th March 2011

Busy time for LoS on the above date at The Common Place - a day of hardcore, punk, politics, shoegaze and noise all being well - keep your eyes peeled for more info


Saturday, 1 January 2011

Possible British Wildlife Festival appearance for Legion of Swine.....

The very fine festival that is British Wildlife is asking YOU, the very fine musical listeners of the globe, to vote for the 8 acts you'd like to play at The George in Leeds on Sunday the 6th of March 2011. Legion of Swine is one of the shortlisted acts to play, and you can listen to, and vote for, your faves here -


Happy New Year to you all + more DJing

Legion of Swine hopes you had a very festive Xmas period and invites you to his next outing as DJ Alfonse on Saturday 8th January 2011 at Baby Jupiter as the very great Don't Falter night continues playing some ace indiepop and related tunes from the past 4 decades.

Facebook link is here -