I’m not normally one to go spreading around the steampunk Christmas cheer (I don’t have a problem with it per se, but it’s not a holiday I celebrate and I’m old enough now to complain about the fact that the build-up starts in August), but today I’m going to be making an exception. That is because my very good friends The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have just released the Christmassy-themed A Very Steampunk Christmas EP that is well worth the mention whether you love this time of year or not.
Some of you may have heard their ‘Ebenezer’s Carol‘ around this time last year, and they have re-recorded it for the new EP, along with a long-awaited release for their song ‘Fox’. There are also two new songs where The Men offer their own unique take on a couple of traditional Christmas songs: ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Comfort And Oi!)’, and ‘Silent Night (Stille Nacht)’.
If you’re looking for something festive, gentle and soothing then you probably have the wrong band, but if you’re looking for a funny, intelligent and boisterous steampunk Christmas album, then this is the EP for you.
‘A Very Steampunk Christmas’ is available for download, and also on very special 7″ vinyl.