- Now That's What I Call Steampunk! Volume 1
- Format: CD Album
- Catalogue Number: APRON01
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Leather Apron
- Release Date: 1 June 2010
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Now That's What I Call Steampunk! Volume 1
'Now That's What I Call Steampunk! Volume 1' is the genre defining debut album from UK Steampunk trailblazers, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing. Part Victorian Music Hall, part punk rock, stuffed full of barbed pop hooks and with it's tongue firmly in it's cheek, this is the sound of an alternative reality where the punk revolution happened, not in 1976 but 1876...a grimey steam-powered world of etiquette, empire, lunatic asylums, scientific heretics, hot air ballooning and the ubiquitous brass goggles.
This strange and brilliant punk rock futurescape is brought to you by cult comedian (and transvestite anarchist vegan occult practitioner) Andrew O’Neill (guitar/vocals), Andy Heintz, erstwhile frontman of pioneering thrash-goth legends Creaming Jesus (vocals/ musical saw), Million Dead and Pale Horse drummer Ben Dawson and comedian and self confessed “Indiest man alive”Marc Burrows (Bass/vocals), ensuring a melting pot of music styles that range from full on steam powered Metal, to acapella music hall via catchy sing-a-long cockney punk.
The name “The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing” is a reference to the chalked graffiti discovered above a section of blood-stained apron thought to have been discarded by Jack the Ripper as he fled the scene of Catherine Eddowes' murder. The Band have a growing cult of fans-including author Robert Rankin- following support from Bizarre Magazine (the band opened the main stage at 2009’s Bizarre Ball), life-style magazine The Chap (who featured the band on the cover), and NME who labelled them “leading lights of the Steampunk scene”.
‘Now That’s What I Call SteampunkVol 1’ is the first Steampunk album released by a UK band and was recorded at Part Chimp's Dropout studios in Camberwell with jamesOgilvie, and was mastered by Part Chimp's Jon Hamiliton. Upcoming shows include the World Steam Expo in Michigan USA in May, the Asylum 2010, the Bram Stoker Film Festival, Whitby and several other festivals this year. The album is released on their own Leather Apron label on 24th May 2010 as digital download (itunes, amazon etc) CD (distributed by Cargo) and also a special WAX CYLINDER/DOWNLOAD package through Steampunk Magazine. This is the first official release by a british band on Wax Cylinder since the 1920’s.
5) Sewer (live)
6) Boilerplate Daniel
8) A Traditional Victorian Gentleman's Boasting Song
9) Victorian Grindcore
10) Blood Red