Around 1994-1996

Sheep On Drugs were a massive influence and inspiration to me. In the mid-nineties Duncan X, their singer, lyricist and gent in charge of general art-inventiveness and chaos, saw my tshirt designs in the once-upon-a-time alternative/independent fashion emporium that was Kensington Market in London.

Which lead to him coming round my flat in Camden and asking me to design all their artwork, which was quite a moment for a young fan.

12" single cover
T-shirt design
Press Advert
Promotional Poster

Mr X is a very decent gent, who I'm still in touch with today. He's now a tattoo artist of note at London's Into You studio.

On this page there is a small selection of the mammoth amount of work we did together.

Though I largely put the artwork together, it was very much a collaborative process. Not in an obvious way but in that Duncan's lyrics and music inspired me and ideas flowed backwards and forwards between us and well, we hung out a lot when we were doing it.

Sheep On Drugs had a very British take on industrial and dance music that wasn't really either of those things but something of their own creation. I guess a kind of twisted electro-acid-rock'n'roll would be vaguely near to their music.

They incorporated the underbelly and sleaze of life in the UK, with, well, a sense of humour that was probably rather lacking in other industrial bands that they were lumped in with.

Their was a lot of depth and other elements to what they did rather than just "we're a band, we play music". Parts of what they did was like a very entertaining art-project but one that left you feeling like you weren't completely comfortable around it, that you weren't quite sure where it was going next.

I could go into a whole pile of anecdotes and explaining more about them but I'll leave it at Sheep On Drugs are one of the great lost British bands.