The four piece, who formed in 2008 aiming to put actual Punk into the burgeoning Steampunk movement, have released two full albums of steam-fuelled-knees-up Victorian punk and metal, a Christmas EP on 7, two music hall tracks on wax cylinders (the first releases on that format in over 70 years!) and their most recent release, Margate Fhtagn was a custom made stick of rock, containing a download code. Bearing all that in mind youd be forgiven for dismissing them as novelty, but that would discount the slew of four and five star reviews, shows in the US and across the UK including the Edinburgh Festival and Latitude and Bestival, sell out shows in their native London, not to mention a growing and increasingly devoted fan base that spans the world.
The band comprises former Creaming Jesus vocalist ANDY HEINTZ (vocals/musical saw), occult comedian ANDREW ONEILL (vocals/guitars), fellow comedian and journalist MARC BURROWS (vocals/bass) and one time Lords Of The New Church and Showgirls man JEZ MILLER (vocals/drums). The mix of styles the foursome bring to the table -punk rock, metal, goth, psychedelia, hardcore and of course comedy- creates a completely unique 21st century take on Music Hall, which has won them fans as diverse as comic book legend Alan Moore, comedian Phil Jupitus (who opened for the band in December) best selling author and Doctor Who scribe Neil Gaiman, Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins and fantasy author Robert Rankin.
In the last few years the band have enjoyed air time on BBC Radio 1 and 5Live and a session for Kerrang! Radio, have appeared on BBC1 and graced the pages of The Independent On Sunday, Terrorizer, Bizarre, Metal Hammer, Big Cheese, NME, The Guardian and many more. Meanwhile co-front man Andrew ONeill, gaining a cult following in his own right, has appeared on Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Stewart Lees Comedy Vehicle and alongside Steve Coogan in Saxondale, hosted the Metal Hammer Golden Gods (twice), appeared at Download, Leeds Festival and Sonisphere and performed acclaimed stand-up tours of Australia and the UK.
Steampunk superstars The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing will return to the London stage for a rare hometown headline show at The Borderline on April 27th. Support comes from Thee Faction and Reprisal, plus some surprise guests of the calibre fans have come to expect of The Men and their alt. comedy connections!
The Borderline show – and two early April warm-ups in Leicester and Newcastle – are amongst only a handful of UK headline dates planned in 2013. After these gigs, the next chances to see the band will be on the summer festival circuit, and their first tour of Australia – to be announced soon! Catch all the anachronistic action while you can at;
5th April – LEICESTER, International Arts Centre
Support includes Wil Hodgson + more TBA.
Tickets available at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/209907
6th April – NEWCASTLE, The Charnel House
Tickets available at http://www.thecharnelhouse.com/store/
27th April – LONDON, The Borderline
Support includes Thee Faction, Reprisal + very special surprise guests!
Tickets available at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/207668
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