Lincolnshire LN6 7TS
(Event formerly known as Around the World)
This is an international line up celebrating the united states of steampunk.
We are delighted to open with The Experiment No.Q from Italy. From the USA we have the incredibly popular Frenchy and the Punk making a very welcome return to The Asylum, followed by the long-awaited UK debut for Paris-based band Victor Sierra. Finally the evening culminates in a performance by the best live band in British steampunk today: The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing.
A superb night for serious music fans.
Suitable for 14+
The Experiment No.Q
It was March when No.Q began the Experiment! Now the book of emblems is composed. The Q device, the artificial gears machine that caught the souls of the musicians and deprived them of their humanity, is waiting. No.Q connected himself with the machine and is ready for the last step of the Experiment!
Every single drop of blood, every single gear, every single word, every song was meant for the supreme blasphemy: Life!
The Experiment No.Q is a music project written and directed by Paolo Vallerga (No.Q). An Experiment with different professional musicians from all parts of the world, with different styles, different music background and personality.
Frenchy and the Punk
A whole lot of high energy Folk Punk Cabaret exudes from this dynamic powerhouse duo. These two New York-based artists bring their Batfrog covered world and uniquely quirky and eclectic songs to alternative music events all over the U.S and internationally year-round.
A French-born singer and a guitarist who cut his teeth in the hardcore punk scene. The jewel of the Steampunk community, Frenchy and the Punk is a pixie spirited flexitarian band of tree hugging, gothic, folky, Steam Punks by way of Paris and New York. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting.
‘Electric Rain’ reveals the many facets of the band … Masterminds on a putsh and spies lost in a ‘laberinto’ scratch the door of the ‘yiddishe club’.
Anouk, Bob and Big Machine’s energies invite you to go beyond the horizon, to be stirred in unison and to engage with the unpredictable.
They bid you enter Victor Sierra‘s universe… if you dare!
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing are Britain’s biggest steampunk band, although they don’t really know what that means anymore. They play anarchic punk with a Victorian twist, influenced by everything from the Ramones, Slayer and Napalm Death to Chas N Dave, Tom Waits and 19th century music hall.
Their songs mix brutal riffs and punk fury with darkly humorous tales of a twisted Victorian past which all-too-often reflects the present. Theirs is a grimy, gas-lit world of gin-soaked chaos, where life was short and often brutal. They are loud, funny and very British.
Comprising cancer-conquering ex-Creaming Jesus frontman Andy Heintz, cult-comedian guitarist Andrew O’Neill, comic and writer Marc Burrows on bass and former Lord of the New Church and Walter Lure sidekick Jez Miller on drums the band have had their most successful year to date, winning rave reviews for the their album Not Your Typical Victorians, receiving three Pure Rawk awards (best band, best album and best frontman), touring the UK and America, and playing a rapturously received Saturday set on Download’s second stage.
“Thrashingly loud and coruscatingly funny” – The Guardian
“Fiendishly entertaining… a taste worth acquiring” – Terrorizer
“Probably the maddest, most original punk band around” – Louder Than War
“Sweeney Todd on a Napalm Death binge” – Team Rock
“One of the best bands in Britain today, steampunk or otherwise” – Pure Rawk
“Not to be missed at any cost” – Toxic Online