Funk, blues and short fiction collection created by a generation of young men of unfortunate destiny.

Available in:

  • Paperback + CD - 6.00

Order Warehouse:

Book details

ISBN: 978-1901927108
Extent: 224
Editor/s: Ian Daley

Authors: Dean Smith, Simon Nodder, Alan Green, Clayton Devanny, Jono Bell, The Budists, Ian Daley

Cover Price: £6.95 Web £6.00

Warehouse is a unique type of publication, written by young warehouse operatives from the bottom end of the labour market in the middle of the post-industrial heartland, it steps to the beat of modern day working class life.

A soundtrack to the stories is included on a CD, warehouse blues supplied by Dean Smith and urban funk grooves from Budists.


Budists - Tracks from Warehouse

Two tracks from northern urban funk outfit Budists - 'Soul Provider' (4:12) and 'Aint That A Bitch' (3:26) - from Warehouse CD

Dean Smith - Tracks from Warehouse

Two tracks of liquid warehouse blues by Dean Smith - 'She Far Out' (5:08) and 'Morning' (4:25) - from Warehouse CD

Audio RSS feed


The Freewheel

Warehouse author and Budists front man Clayton Devanny has teamed up with partner Laura Midgley to form The Freewheel. Here they talk a little about their music, songs, what inspires them and their plans for the future.


Reviews for Warehouse


Dean Smith

Dean Smith is a songwriter. He famously created the songs that appear of the Warehouse CD in an electrical goods warehouse on night shift, keeping out of sight of the supervisor by writing on top of a stack of fridges. Dean went on to become a poetry promoter, putting on outlandish sell-out shows across the north of England. Currently he is running his own landscape business.

Simon Nodder

After five years studying Art & Design and Film & TV Production, Simon spent four ‘mind numbing’ years as a warehouse operative on the Whitwood and Normanton Industrial Estate. He makes music under the name The Intergalctic Orangutan. His stories appear in Warehouse.

Alan Green

Alan Green is a writer and blues harmonica player from Knottingley, West Yorkshire. A veteran of many a short term contract, he knows his way around the warehouse estate. A passionate researcher of local history, he is acknowledged as an authority on Knottingley’s Wild West hero, Ben Thompson. A book on Thompson is an ongoing, long-term project. Three of his stories appear Warehouse. and his story 'Devon' features in Route Compendium.

Clayton Devanny

A musician and songwriter, Clayton has been the lead guitarist for an assortment of bands, primarily playing blues and funk. He has composed and produced soundtracks for several websites, and a number of his articles on music have been published in the Route newspaper. He is a member of Budists and The Freewheel. His stories feature in Warehouse.

Jono Bell

An all-round versatile musician, he pushes himself to create the kind of music he likes to hear, rather than what he already knows. This has inspired him to experiment with dance grooves and soulful synthesised sound. He has played drums for a number of bands and was a founder member of Budists in 1999. His story 'Survival Instinct' features in Warehouse and was told almost verbatim one night over a dinner table.

The Budists

The Budists are a four piece band who play improvised urban punk sounds. Their album Ain't That A Bitch comes free with the book Warehouse.

Ian Daley

Ian Daley was born in Featherstone, West Yorkshire. Destined for a life working underground, he left school during the miners’ strike of 1984 and somehow became a book publisher. He is the founding editor of Route and lives and works in Pontefract.


Sign-up to our newsletter...

and receive the latest news, releases, free downloads, special offers, and book and video reviews through email.