The Swinghoppers – Welcome to the Family EP review

The Swinghoppers are a three piece musical outfit fusing the vintage sounds of swing music with updated styles of hip hop. Frontman Offbeat provides the majority of the lyrics. Supported by PYE (or Pieman – wait, is he from the Illicit Market at Asylum?) with raps or impressive beatboxing and singing from Sharleena Ray. I first heard about The Swinghoppers via their newest single Tea Total which features steampunk lovable rogue Professor Elemental. After a brief chat, they kindly sent me their new EP to have a listen to. This is the Swinghoppers EP review. Continue reading “The Swinghoppers – Welcome to the Family EP review”

Steampunk News round up 09/02/2015

Embed from Getty Images A pick of the daily steampunk news from around the world. Eastern Florida Instuctor Authors Popular Steampunk Book A steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector and caffeine junkie, the author now lives in Brevard County with her husband and two children. Goodman’s ‘Guide to Victorian Life’ reminds us how easy we have it today Toledo Blade She has not just researched the Victorian era, she has lived it. She has sewn its clothes, lived its conditions, and done its work. Yes, she has washed… Why are Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Victorian costumes? … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 09/02/2015

Brass Brunel Bristol steampunk event is cancelled

Bristol Steampunk Festival poster
Brass Brunel! Bristol Steampunk Festival

Sadly due to poor ticket sales, the organisers of Brass Brunel, which was due to run from June 20-22, have had to cancel the event. The convivial was being organised by steampunks, for steampunks and was going to feature a market, workshops and steampunk exhibitions in Bristol. Continue reading “Brass Brunel Bristol steampunk event is cancelled”