The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing
|The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing|
|Genres||Steampunk, Punk rock, Oi!|
|Website||Blamed for Nothing|
|Past members||Ben Dawson|
The Men That Will Not be Blamed for Nothing are a steampunk band from London. Their name 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. They describe themselves as "Crusty punk meets cockney sing-songs meets grindcore in the 1880s."
Formed in 2008 by Andrew O'Neill and Andy Heintz, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing have featured on the cover of the lifestyle magazine The Chap, within the covers of Bizarre Magazine and the NME and played in diverse venues including comedy clubs, festivals and theatres (the latter in support of frontman O'Neill on the tour of his comedy show Andrew O'Neill's Totally Spot-On History Of British Industry).
Their debut album, entitled Now That's What I Call Steampunk! Volume 1, was released on 24 May 2010.
In May 2010 original drummer Ben Dawson departed and was replaced with Jez Miller, formerly of Showgirls and Lords of the New Church.
A special limited edition 7" EP, entitled A Very Steampunk Christmas EP, was released on 6 December 2010 featuring the new line up.
An exclusive limited edition live album recorded at Nambucca, Holloway Road, London, entitled Anachrony in the UK Live in London April 2011, was released on 28 May 2011.
On 10 September 2011 the band announced on stage during the Weekend at the Asylum concert that their second album had been recorded and would be entitled And That Is The Reason Why The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Cannot Be Killed By Conventional Weapons. The album was released on 12 March 2012 and features 12 songs with a running time of 36.10 minutes. The album title has changed slightly since the September announcement, and will now be called This May Be The Reason Why The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Cannot Be Killed By Conventional Weapons.
On 27 January 2012, the band were given three working days to change the title of their first album or face legal action by EMI over trademark infringement of the label's Now That's What I Call... series. Rather than face a costly court battle the band agreed to change the album title to The Steampunk Album That Cannot Be Named for Legal Reasons.
- "Wax cylinder made for new record release". BBC News. 27 May 2010.
- "Tech Know: A journey into sound". BBC News. 27 May 2010.
- "New Legal Review: Now That's What I Call A Trademark Dispute".