High Tech Low Life, the cyberpunk band from Okinawa, Japan, came as somewhat of a surprise to the European scene.
Not just a band, but an entire worldbuilding setting with their own characters and concept. Which is in itself nothing new, as many steampunk bands have done that. But their intent on doing better and saving the future is something done so well, I had to go and investigate.
So I sat down with the guys from High Tech Low Life to find out more about them and the terrible possible futures converging in 2069, which is, let’s face it, not that far away!
Which you can read right behind the piece about their music and concerts I witnessed. Stick with it til the very end, because there is a little giveaway!
Continue reading “High Tech Low Life”
DeadSteam is a collection of steampunk short stories that explore the darker side of steampunk. Featuring ghosts, zombies and vampires, it has a Twilight Zone-meets-steampunk feel. DeadSteam is a very good addition to the steampunk universe and well worth reading.
Unlike the majority of steampunk anthologies, DeadSteam has a very consistent feel and all of the stories felt they were written specifically for this book.
Continue reading “DeadSteam: Interview with Editor Bryce Raffle”
Agent Carter is probably one of the most fun dieselpunk series of the last years. We were lucky to speak with Enver Gjokaj, the actor who portrays Daniel Sousa, at MCM Comic Con Belgium, where he was the guest of honor. Continue reading “Interview with Enver Gjokaj”
Seeing The Solutions live as opener for Japanese artist Satsuki in Le Garage, Liège, Belgium on a cold Sunday evening was one of the best musical surprises of the year. Especially realizing that this band was unintentionally playing music that could happily be a soundtrack to a rock-and-roll-loving dieselpunk lifestyle. The Gatehouse jumped on the occasion and, thanks to kind tour manager Ethan, got an interview with the band that same evening, so our readers can get to know this fantastic South Korean band a little better. Continue reading “The Solutions: Accidental Dieselpunk Music from South Korea”
We spoke to writer Rémi Guerin and artist Guillaume Lapeyre about the story they are weaving in City Hall (our review here) as well as steampunk in France. Continue reading “Interview with Rémi Guerin and Guillaume Lapeyre”
Luke Chaos and Kenny Creation brings together East and West with their British and Japanese origins in Tokyo, Japan, where they are not only active as musicians and artists, but are also the dynamic duo that is the driving force behind the Tokyo Inventors Society (also known as the Tokyo Steampunk Society) and the Japanese capital’s one and only steampunk event: Steam Garden. Continue reading “Interview with Luke Chaos and Kenny Creation”
Abney Park recently landed their airship, the HSM Ophelia, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, for their very first mainland European concert at the Phantasium opening night.
The Gatehouse and The Clockworker decided it was time for a joint venture and lucked out getting several members of the band to sit down for an interview about being in Europe, performing and who’d play who in a movie. Continue reading “Interview with Abney Park”
Nathaniel Johnstone talks about his new solo project, his instruments and the steampunk community. Continue reading “Interview with Nathaniel Johnstone”
Aeronautica is a relatively new German steampunk band, having released their first EP, Maschinengeist, not too long ago. Aeronautica members Felix and Tobias were kind enough to take out some time to answer our questions. Continue reading “Interview with Aeronautica”
Seeing as we have been reading and enjoying Hugh Ashton’s work for so long, we figured it was high time to ask him if we could send some questions his way for an interview on this blog.
Here you can read Ashton’s answers and get better acquainted with a versatile author who brought us epic tales of alternate history and carries on the legacy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the most brilliant way possible. Continue reading “Interview with Hugh Ashton”