The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing announce UK Tour!

September 4, 2015




“…thrashingly loud and coruscatingly funny.”
– The Guardian

“Leading lights of the steampunk scene…” – NME

For fans of: Tom Waits, The Cure, Minor Threat, Emperor
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have announced their first full UK Tour to celebrate their forthcoming album, Not Your Typical Victorians.

To get a taste of what you can expect from one of their live shows 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.

Following the album’s sold out launch show at Camden’s Barfly on 9th September, the four piece will be heading to the Isle Of Wight to rile up the crowd at Bestival before going into full tour mode in November.

Tickets are available via the band’s official website and you can check out the full list of dates below:

9th Sept – The Barfly – Camden, London
Album Launch (SOLD OUT)11th Sept – Bestival – Isle Of Wight
17th Nov – The Musician – Leicester
18th Nov – Talking Heads – Southampton
19th Nov – The Fulford Arms – York
20th Nov – Think Tank – Newcastle
22nd Nov – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – Brighton
24th Nov – Ruby Lounge – Manchester
25th Nov – Stereo – Glasgow
26th Nov – The Oobleck – Birmingham
27th Nov – Bullingdon – Oxford
28th Nov – Louisiana – Bristol
13th Dec – Steampunk Yule Ball, The Phoenix, Exeter
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.

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