Thursday, 30 May 2013


Matthew Tapia is a Hawaii based lettering and graphic artist. His work is truly astonishing and absolutely crammed with style and his precision is almost mathematical. His hand drawn work is so detailed and complex I found myself looking at it for so long, here are a few of my favourite things from his Instagram.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013


Yooooo so me and Max went to that new piri piri chicken place in town yesterday to get the scoop here is what's going on.



FOOD: The food was everything we expected. The pittas and burgers were literally a carbon copy of Peri Peri's. The add ons were here and there though. They do a bunch of stuff, like the little extras on the menu are great. Everything from humous to corn on the cob to steamed vegetables to potato wedges. The rice they did was bog standard basmati rice with chilli powder on (seems to be a cheap favourite for these places) and my steamed vegetables were diced carrots, green beans and peas clearly from a bag. I was a little disappointed. However, for selection you can't moan, they do everything you can imagine one of these places do. We sampled quite a lot of the menu and it all looked pretty steady. 8/10

ATMOSPHERE: Me and Max were the only ones dining, which we both quite like personally, but it was hard to judge. seats were nicely spaced apart so you are not gonna end up with someone sat too close and the counter is far enough away from the seating area so you don't feel under the nose of the employees. It was pleasant and we both sat and chatted for about 20 minutes after eating without someone clearing our table and in doing so making us feel like we should leave. it was fine. 7/10.

DECOR: It's lovely. Really nicely done up, granted it had just opened that day but it was clean and everything was very new and pristine. All the food came out in little branded containers, (which i'm going to accredit to the decor) and there is even an upstairs seating area. A quick look on their website and this is a franchise with about 8 shops. They know how to open up one of these places and make it look nice. I'll stretch to say it's the nicest chicken shop I've ever been in. 10/10

SERVICE: We were served by these two young white girls, carefully watched over by their boss. First day and all that. They were really nice, although mine made my chicken breast burger into a meal without me asking for it to be a meal, and just served me a coke rather than asking what drink I'd want. I'm sure to have the burger on its own with rice isn't a usual option but the meal (with medium fries and drink) is not what I asked for. I'll put it down to first day jitters. The girls were polite and friendly and brought our food and condiments over to our table rather than making us get up and collect it. They seemed like good people. 7/10 

PRICE: Price for the main meals was slightly more than the other places that do this kind of food. medium meals are £4.99 and things like cheese in a burger is going to set you back 29p, an unnecessary expense. All the little add ons are a little bit more than they need to be. I paid £2.29 for the previously mentioned 'steamed vegetables' which must cost them around 30p, if that. Some of the add ons are acceptable prices, but I wont make the mistake of getting the rice or the vegetables again as they were both too expensive for the quality of the product. 6/10

CONCLUSION: It's definitely a heavyweight in the whole grilled chicken shop franchise thing and I think they are here to stay. Given the location and the range on the menu it's going to be somewhere I go quite a lot and I can't see it getting boring. If you wanna do it properly, be prepared to spend something around £6/7 per visit rather than £4/5 though. If you stay away from the steamed vegetables, and are happy to make that financial sacrifice then you'll really enjoy this place. Pepe's is good news for Leicester city centre lunchers! 38/50

Tuesday, 28 May 2013


Yo wickedlanders, It's been a little while since I did a post like this, the last one was before I put up my Portugal photos. I just had a bit of a slow week last week for wickedlanding so here is what I've collected.

I saw this robot made of cardboard boxes on the pavement on Narborough road. I thought some kid either felt he didn't need it and ditched it, and is a pure cool kid or some kid is heartbroken he lost his creation. Either way, the abandoned robot just made me laugh. Helpless

By the way, this is how girls are dressing now. Fucking snapback hats and Sports jerseys. What the fuck is this shit? Fucking Rita Ora clones. Can girls start dressing like girls again please? Is that too much to ask?

I met Jess and Ryan's baby Bella the other weekend. Jess has always been Roses best mate since they met when they started school together and has always been around our family. She is the closest thing to a brother or sister that I've got that is not Natalie or Rose, and meeting her little baby blew me away. It was mad, I feel like a genuine blood uncle haha. Can't wait to be in her life as she grows up.

What makes people do this? Have a head of relatively short hair with a ponytail? Did they have a head of long hair before, decided to get trim and couldn't say goodbye to the ponytail? It's mental isn't it.

That new piri piri chicken place 'Pepe's' is almost open in town. Me and Max went there slightly premature, as it opens today and this picture is from the weekend. Either way, fingers crossed its ok and we can finally fuck off the monstrosity that is the Peri Peri in town. That spastic in the shirt that works there has done his best to turn it into a trampy shithole like maryland with no standards. Viva la Narborough road branch but that one in town can burn to the ground with all the dim cunts who work there sizzling inside.

I filled up my phone with far too much wickedlanding. I've got 3300+ photos on there. I need to back them up somewhere.

A couple of us went out with some of Toms mates for some birthday drinks for Toms birthday. We spent the evening in Terrace while this pissed up 19 year old birthday girl told us we were boring. hahaha. That didn't really happen. It nearly did. Toms Birthday is out Thursday on CD, DVD and iTunes.

Look at my smiley dog! Alfie is a don you know I need to start bringing him into my life more I think.

What's your tipple? A can of LOL in razz bri flavour or a 'Big Up' power? either way they now have your drink in stock at the international supermarket.

People are great aren't they. Look how militant this guy looks. So over the top. These guys who walk around in camo kill me, but to see a matrix guy doing it and combining it with the matrix coat and glasses thing spun me.

This is annoying isn't it? A really nice hat from USC with a lovely design and colourway. The difference between 'south beach' and 'south beach swag' is massive though isn't it? Probably would have got this if it just said 'South Beach' on it. There were a whole range of them that all had other annoying words on.

In closing the Market street Waterstones is closing. Are you blaming kindle? Or the people? It's your call. Either way, lets hope they turn it into something cool. Knowing Leicester it'll probably just remain a dormant property for the foreseeable.

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, 27 May 2013


I'm back with the full team discussing the Woolwich murder, the BBM app that has been announced, Miguel's leg drop, old guys getting finished by animals in Hungary, Spanish property and the Jedi religion. Enjoy!

Friday, 24 May 2013


Here is a clip of me and friend of the blog Darryl recording the theme music for our Wicked-Land podcasts. 

You can listen to new podcasts by going to the Wicked-Land soundcloud page:


You're now listening to Wicked-Land,
And we're back by popular demand,
Gonna have a laugh gonna have a little rant,
The podcast with a bit of bant',
Hosted by Wickedlander,
The podcast with a bit of banter,
Looking for a laugh cos' you're feeling kinda daft,
And you want it really fast? well we're the answer!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


After a couple of weeks off I'm back with a full team for another podcast. We talk Facebook games, masturbation, burglary, KFC smuggling and we quizzed Max to see if he learnt anything while he lived in London. Enjoy listening!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


 Yoyoyoyoyoyooooooo! So this is the fourth Wicked-land entry about Portugal, and the third about staying in the Algarve, so I'm going to keep the chit chat to a minimum. I went away for the weekend with my sisters, here are some photos with as few words as possible. Enjoy!

holiday wanker

slumped guy

gimp mask / outfit

lurking stranger

Stag party

Disco pant shorts

Hen party nickname

Rangers tattoo

Found wig

Delicious lolly

odd labels

Pink head

Gay night ravers

symmetrical tribal tattoos

Fishbowl season

honorary member

Lovely beach

Road train

Road man

Poolside mobbing

Stolen mask

The Grubb brothers

Porto won

Roses 'tache

Big drink

Beach cat

International pip centre

Big milk

I hope that format with just 2/3 words per photo worked for you! Thanks for stopping by!