“…thrashingly loud and coruscatingly funny.”
- The Guardian
“Leading lights of the steampunk scene…” - NME
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have been kicking back against the modern dystopia by mixing anarchy and anachrony and marinating it in gin-soaked steampunk, with emphasis on the punk. Their third album Not Your Typical Victorians almost didn’t happen when, in 2014, frontman Andy Heintz was diagnosed with throat cancer. Now in remission, they are ready to unleash their unique and uncompromising sound unto the punk rock loving masses.
You can listen to album title track 'Not Your Typical Victorian' on the band's SoundCloud page. Pre-order the album on BandCamp to download the track for free.
Imagine, if you will, a socially conscious punk band channelling the sound of a robot Sid Vicious, hopped up on Crass, covering Slayer in an 1877 East End Music Hall: a murky mix of Doctor Who, Doctor Watson and doctored history. TMTWNBBFN spout socially conscious lyrics focussed on the nineteenth century that remain remarkably applicable today, with previous double a-side single The Gin Song / Third Class Coffin along with album tracks ‘A Clean Sweep’ and ‘Miner’ strangely poignant in this new age of austerity.
Formed of Andy Heintz (vocals and musical saw), comedian Andrew O’Neill (guitar and vocals), comedian and writer Marc Burrows (bass and vocals), and Jez Miller (drums and vocals), the London four piece’s obsession with murky Victoriana and a flair for writing satirical songs that lose none of their punk edge has seen them grace the stages of Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Bestival, Green Man, Latitude and the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as sold out shows at London’s Borderline and The Garage.
The band count Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Robert Rankin and Phil Jupitus as fans and their 2012 release The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Cannot Be Killed By Conventional Weapons had The Independent On Sunday’s Simon Price giving it a well deserved 4 star review noting it was “packed with droll Victoriana - 1877-meets-1977 fun”.
Not Your Typical Victorians is released via Leather Apron on 16th October 2015. You can pre-order the album on BandCamp.