“genuinely inspired” – Terrorizer
“Rabble-rousing ,,, packed with droll Victoriana” – Independent on Sunday
“their timeline-defying sonics are as forward thinking as it gets” – Rock Sound
“full of silly steam punk stories that’ll make you wet your bloomers or britches” – Bizarre
Steampunk superstars The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have announced a further three UK headline dates this autumn. The shows in Nottingham, York and Newcastle, plus a centerpiece hometown date at London’s Highbury Garage on November 14th, will be the band’s first appearances as a four piece since vocalist Andy Heintz was diagnosed with throat cancer this April.
Andy is now making a good recovery, and the band are once again firing on all cylinders. Work is already underway on a third album, tentatively slated for release in Spring/Summer 2015, with some of the new material set to be debuted at the upcoming shows. The group are inviting fans to join them in celebrating ‘kicking cancer’s arse’ at the following dates;
Fri 31st October – NOTTINGHAM, The Doghouse (http://bit.ly/10e5I5U)
Fri 14th November – LONDON, Highbury Garage (http://bit.ly/1rxUt2s)
Thurs 20th November – YORK, Fulford Arms (http://bit.ly/1vtK6ft)
Fri 21st November – NEWCASTLE, Think Tank (http://bit.ly/YGotxp)
Anarchic, anachronistic and truly inspired, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have been putting the ‘punk’ into ‘steampunk’ since 2008. Blending tales of 1877 with the attitude of 1977, their highly original mix of horror, humour and history has seen them hailed as one of the 21st century’s most inventive acts, by critics everywhere from The Independent to Terrorizer, while their immersive, immensely fun live show has wowed crowds from Bestival to the Edinburgh Festival. An ever-innovative recorded catalogue has included the first release on the archaic wax cylinder format for 70 years, caught the attention of EMI Records (who threatened legal action over the first album, ‘Now That’s What I Call Steampunk! Vol 1’), and seen them grow a devoted, globe-spanning fanbase, with the release of 2012’s tongue-twisting follow-up, ‘This May Be The Reason The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Cannot Be Killed By Conventional Weapons’.
Yes, quite literally nothing can hold this truly unique band back; not lawsuits, not conventional weapons, and now not even cancer. While Andy has faced up to the hell of radiotherapy treatments over recent months, his bandmates – ‘occult comedian’ and Radio 4 personality Andrew O’Neill (vocals/guitar), fellow stand-up comic Marc Burrow (bass/vocals), and ex-Lords of The New Church man Jez Miller (drums), have remained determined to keep the show on the road. In June they played Glastonbury festival as a three-piece to a great response, before Marc and Andrew took their stand up show on a US tour The Men had been due to play, attracting rave reviews in New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Detroit, and playing a one-off performance as an acoustic duo at the Steampunk World Fair in New Jersey.
However, the most hotly-anticipated TMTWNBBFN shows of the year are still to come. Their big comeback as a four-piece this autumn is definitely not to be missed!