At our last shows we had the privilege of debuting two new band members! At the costume convention Figments and Filaments here in KC and we were very pleased to debut our new violinist, Stowaway Allie! A few days after our show with the pirates she came up on deck of our airship and said, “Oops, wrong ship!” We decided to keep her. Her playing really fills in our sound and makes us even more orchestra-y!
Our other new member debuted at Bits and Bobs in Buhler, KS. It’s our new robotic drummer, Junkbot! He’s a young robot, and still learning, so he’s only playing a few songs with us right now, but we expect great things from him in the future! He’s exceptionally good at keeping a steady consistent rhythm, but sometimes he doesn’t know when to stop.
He’s the first of Hedera Helix’s robot army which will be helping us take over the world eventually. Who knew doom was so adorable?
Our own Hedera Helix is always learning new things in her quest to take over the wor- …. I mean, …better herself through continuing education. And to this end has been learning programming. (It will be important for controlling the robots.) Therefore, as a fun beginner project, she’s been making a text-based game you can play in your browser which is based in our imaginary Steampunk world! How many bands can say they have a video game, huh? 🙂
Follow the brave Sheriff of Steamwork Springs as he visits people and places in town to prepare to take down the evil Professor Grinder of Grinder Gulch! You can visit the Boilerplate Saloon, meet Dr Igor, and get yourself equipped with an Arm Cannon before riding into the Gulch for battle.
It’s an ongoing project, so we’ll let you know when there are updates.
A bit of alternate historical background on one of our songs:
A number of our songs come from the traditional music of the Irish immigrants who came to America when a series of zombie outbreaks contaminated the soil and caused the great potato famine to spread across their homeland. Continue reading →