The 25-minute concert was recorded remotely in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic. It’s available for $5, which also includes MP3 downloads.
The band was active in the UK steampunk scene between 2008 and 2015. Now staging a comeback, they released a new single and music video on July 12 and plan at least two more songs this year.
It’s set for Aug. 7 at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire in Bonney Lake, near Tacoma. The band is also planning a streaming concert for Aug. 21, and revealed more details about the Giants of Iron and Steam musical.
The steampunk duo is slated for multiple performances Saturday and Sunday at the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, which drew 170,000 attendees in 2019. They’re also planning steampunk meetups and promenades at the festival.
This isn’t the steampunk Professor Elemental, so here he’s known simply as “Elemental.” He describes the video as “a nightmare of everything I never want to be.”
Marquis of Vaudeville, Valentine Wolfe, Jess-O-Lantern, and The Cybertronic Spree will take the stage at the geek culture event. The organizers expect a lower turnout this year and will have online programming to accompany the in-person convention.
Band leader Robert Brown says Giants of Iron and Steam is being funded by a clean energy company near Sacramento. Meanwhile, the band is working on its next album, tentatively titled The Subaquatic Opera.
The Paris-based “Steamgoth” trio and Seattle-based “nerd folk” artist have been frequent performers at steampunk events. The free festival will also feature sets by Death Ingloria, The Gothsicles, Greg Klyma, and many more.
Another sign that steampunks are emerging from pandemic-induced hibernation: Professor Elemental and Frenchy and the Punk have both announced concert dates for 2021. Frenchy and the Punk also announced a new line of themed merchandise.
It’s “not strictly steampunk,” the Professor says, but “it’s as silly as it is uplifting.” They’re joined by guest artists Dr Syntax, Longusto, Blaise, Dillon, and Nick Maxwell.