An anarchic band, who take their name from chalk graffiti above a scrap of bloody apron supposedly left by Jack the Ripper as he fled a murder scene, have announced a headline gig to head-butt the throat Cancer that their vocalist has been recovering from this year.
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing (‘The Men’ or TMTWNBBFN) have appeared at festivals including Bestival and Glastonbury and, with their comedy element, the Edinburgh Festival this year.
To celebrate their vocalist Andy Heintz making a good recovery following radiotherapy treatment for the throat Cancer detected six months ago, The Men will headline at the Relentless Garage in London’s Islington on 14 November 2014.
With musicians who also do comedy in the band, behind vocalist Andy are vocals from guitarist, Radio 4 personality and occult comedian, Andrew O’Neill and bassist and fellow stand-up comic, Marc Burrows. Drums come from Jez Miller, previous in Lords of The New Church.
Billed as their only headline date in 2014, TMTWNBBFN’s Relentless Garage gig will premier material from their third album, set for release by mid-2015.
Following their Glastonbury set in June 2014 as a three piece, guitarist Andrew and bass player Marc set off to the USA with their stand up comedy show The Ten Best Songs of All Time to fulfill their band’s tour dates in New York, Pittsburgh, Detroit and performed a one-off set as an acoustic duo at the Steampunk World Fair in New Jersey.
Their performance and sound is a mix of horror, humour and history, earning them a reputation for inventiveness and innovation. Among examples of critical acclaim, the Independent on Sunday reviewed them as: “Rabble-rousing, packed with droll Victoriana” while Terrorizer described them as “genuine inspired”.
Their recording “Free Spirit” engraved on wax cylinders attracted the attention of EMI Records as the first example of this in 70 years, only to be followed by a law-suit for the naming of their album “This is What I Call Steampunk Vol. 1”.
Following this, the band released an EP “A Very Steampunk Christmas” and sealed their international and devoted following with their second album ‘This May Be The Reason The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Cannot Be Killed By Conventional Weapons’.
In 2013 they released “The Gin Song” which can be seen on Youtube below:
Tickets for their London show can be booked on:
Doors 7pm. Adv. tickets £10 from ticketweb