After the release of their most excellent previous album “Swamp Steam” The Steampunk Stompers (watch out the site auto plays music) are back, unleashing their own special brand of ragtime, jazz and musical mayhem (trust me, it’s a positive thing!) on well known Christmas classics whilst adding some of their own holiday tales into the mix, spreading their idea of holiday cheer on “Steampunk Stompers Holiday“. And believe you me, they are doing a splendid job of it.
One of The Steampunk Stomper’s strengths is their use of traditional instruments such as the trumpet, saxophone, violin, tuba (and others), combined with more modern instruments, the occasional electronics and their ingenuity, adding their own identity to existing genres. This makes them one of the most eclectic and original bands in the scene, truly setting themselves apart from other steampunk artists. It also makes that their music is accessible to those that aren’t into steampunk, but simply love a good mix of genres, electronics and awesome Jazz.
Now that aside, this is a holiday album and taking on such classics is no easy feat, but The Steampunk Stompers do it with grace and respect for the original, owning it at the same time without ever losing their own identity as a band. Already you can hear their musical evolution since their last release, whilst sticking to their strong points: presenting a veritable musical gumbo that leaves you wanting for more. The order of the songs may seem like musical chaos at first, but in reality they keep you listening and wondering: what on earth will they come up next.
And that’s what I’m wondering now, what will they do next, and by jove, bring it on because there is no such thing as too much of The Steampunk Stompers!
In any case they have come up with the perfect musical accompaniment to the holiday season with Steampunk Stompers Holiday!