"Leading lights of the steampunk scene..." - NME
Returning once more as the UK's biggest Steampunk band, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing are a good old filthy slice of Victoriana that slides down the gullet like a dirty shot of Hendricks. They are set to play their biggest show yet at The Garage in London alongside Ed Tudor Pole and Palehorse.
Their upcoming double a-side single, The Gin Song / Third Class Coffin will be released on October 7th 2013. 'The Gin Song' is a stripped down rabble rousing drinking anthem, with elements of Kurt Weill and more than a nod to Tom Waits' seminal Rain Dogs, best consumed in the forgotten decadence of abandoned cabaret lounges, whilst drowning your sorrows.
The Gin Song is available to stream now on TMTWNBBFN's Soundcloud page.
'Third Class Coffin' brings a touch of class (pun definitely intended) to the proceedings, with a splash of social commentary providing the tonic to the a-side's juniper infused spirit.
An animated video for 'The Great Stink' was recently released. The track does not feature on the forthcoming single but it's another visual treat from the band ahead of their London show this week.
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing started off in the troubled minds of former Creaming Jesus singer Andy Heintz and guitarist and cult stand up comedian Andrew O'Neill (who’s previously appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle). They were immediately adopted by the emerging Steampunk scene due to their very British Aesthetic, penchant for the ridiculous and determination to put the "punk" back into Steampunk. As time went on, they adopted fellow comedian Marc Burrows (Bass Guitar) and Jez Miller (Drums - formerly of Lords of the New Church and Britpoppers Showgirls).
With two albums under their belts, a Christmas EP and a single released on wax cylinder, along with a long list of festival appearances including Bestival, Latitude and Green Man it didn't take long for the band to catch the attention of the national press and radio. They've earned praise from such publications as the NME, a 4 star review from the Independent on Sunday and can count Steampunk Godfathers Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman as fans. This latest offering is sure to cement and expand their evergrowing fanbase.
The Gin Song / Third Class Coffin will be released on 7th October 2013.