The Manchurian Pass by Victor Sierra album review

Over the past 12 months, Victor Sierra have really upped their game in the UK steampunk scene. They’ve always been there, pottering about in the fringes – popular in mainland Europe and with a steadily growing fanbase in the UK. Since appearing at The Asylum in 2017, they’ve increased their visibility. They are highly active on social media and are performing at more events such as Hebden Bridge Steampunk weekend and Northstar. Victor Sierra consists of three members; Commander Bob, The Legendary Converted Princess and Big Machine. Commander Bob and Converted Princess are co-founders of the group and provide the main bulk of vocals. On Manchurian … Continue reading The Manchurian Pass by Victor Sierra album review

A Tip of the Hat to the Bonnet

So far in the Tip of the Hat series I have only talked about men’s hats. This is probably because I personally prefer to wear the styles that are meant for gents, but the ladies of the steam era were all be-hatted as well. For much of the 19th century, if a lady only owned one type of hat, it was going to be a bonnet. The Beginning of The Bonnet Starting in the late 1700s, “house bonnets” made of a soft material, such as cotton, were always worn by women in their homes. They sometimes has decorative ribbon, but … Continue reading A Tip of the Hat to the Bonnet

Steampunk Junkies PowerSource power bank review

Just under a year ago I reviewed the Cryptex USB Flash Drive from Steampunk Junkies. I thought I’d give you readers a little time to fully digest all the exceptional wordsmithery and inclusive critical data. Now, ten days short of the one year anniversary from that review which I expect you’ve ALL read, I’ve turned my attention to the PowerSource power bank. A power bank is essentially a portable mobile battery for your phone or tablet. It stores power until you need it and then you simply plug your device in when needed. It then mimics a mains connection and adds power. The PowerSource is a … Continue reading Steampunk Junkies PowerSource power bank review

Bad Day at Growler’s Rock by The Wattingers Album Review

Steampunk is a very interesting place. People can be whoever they want to be and it creates a universe of incredibly unique characters. The Wattingers easily fall into the category of “incredibly unique”. Based on the families that are typically portrayed in horror films as psychotic hillbillies, driven crazy from solitude and generations of inbreeding. Less so on the latter with the Wattingers I feel, but they have lost none of their grim darkness. The new album Bad Day at Growler’s Rock is interesting. In the way that it seems to have the typical dark vibe that would make you terrified of walking through a forest … Continue reading Bad Day at Growler’s Rock by The Wattingers Album Review