Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
Reveal details of ‘Waiting For Blood’, the first track from their forthcoming new album, ‘The Night Creeper’
The UK’s greatest cult band Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have announced details of Waiting For Blood, the first track to be taken from their fourth album The Night Creeper. The track will be available on Friday 24th July 2015, the album following on 4th September on Rise Above Records.
The track was recorded as part of the album sessions at Toe Rag Studios in early 2015 with engineer Liam Watson (White Stripes, Tame Impala, Electric Wizard).
Listen to ‘Waiting For Blood’ here:
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have also just announced Swedish band Spiders will join them on their forthcoming European tour. The dates are as follows:
October 14th – FR – PARIS – LA FLECHE D’OR
October 15th – FR – BORDEAUX – ROCKSCHOOL BARBEY
October 16th – ES – MADRID ARENA
October 17th – ES – BARCELONA – SALA BIKINI
October 19th – FR – NIMES – LA PALOMA
October 20th – FR – LYON – L’EPICERIE MODERNE
October 21st – IT – MEZZAGO – BLOOM CLUB
October 22nd – CH – ZÜRICH – DYNAMO
October 24th – DE – STUTTGART – UNIVERSUM
October 25th – DE – FRANKFURT – ZOOM
October 26th – DE – MÜNCHEN – BACKSTAGE
October 27th – AT – VIENNA – ARENA
October 29th – DE – BERLIN – SO36
October 30th – DK – COPENHAGEN – AMAGER BIO
October 31st – SE – STOCKHOLM – DEBASER MEDIS
November 2nd – FI – HELSINKI – TAVASTIA
November 3rd – FI – TAMPERE – KLUBI
November 5 th – NO – OSLO – VULCAN ARENA
November 6th – SE – GOTHENBURG – PUSTERVIK
November 8th – DE – HAMBURG – KNUST
November 10th – DE – KÖLN – LUXOR
November 11th – NL – UTRECHT – TIVOLI DE HELLING
November 12th – NL – EINDHOVEN – EFFENAAR
November 13th – BE – ANTWERP – TRIX
November 18th – UK – BRISTOL – THE FLEECE
November 19th – UK – MANCHESTER – GORILLA
November 20th – IE – DUBLIN – WHELAN’S
November 21st – UK – BELFAST – LIMELIGHT 2
November 22nd – UK – GLASGOW
November 24th – UK – NEWCASTLE – O2 ACADEMY 2
November 25th – UK – NOTTINGHAM – RESCUE ROOMS
November 26th – UK – LONDON – SCALA
Their forthcoming album, The Night Creeper, oozes louche evil. Here flesh-melting riffs that creep like hot magma bubbling up through the earth’s crust combine with an ear for melody born out of the bands love for girl groups like The Ronettes and The Shangri-La’s. Sabbath-meets-Spector. It’s a heady combination.
The Night Creeper has a distinct concept as a starting point. “The idea is that this album could have started life as an old cheap, grime-covered 25 cent pulp paperback like the type sold at news-stands outside train stations,” says enigmatic band leader Kevin Starrs. “But then perhaps it is adapted into a film noir, which itself is then re-made twenty years later as an ultraviolent, slasher Italian Giallo film. The album follows this aesthetic lineage as it descends from trash to noir to something discernibly darker…”
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have been called many thing: a subversive, dark-hearted, pop band who sing about death and murder; a psyche-frazzling heavy psychedelic band; the greatest cult quartet in the British rock scene by a country mile; the heirs apparent to the dark satanic majesty of both The Beatles and Black Sabbath.
They exist in their own self-created world, hoovering up trash/pop culture and spitting it back out in hot chunks of finely hewn riffola and righteous rock ‘n roll noise. Uncle Acid & the Deadbeat’ breakthrough album Blood Lust (2011) was a homage to British Hammer and folk horror films of the 1970s, a candle-lit head-trip of withered hands, ritual knives and gallows ropes. Mind Control (2013) looked further afield, to the post-Charles Manson US for inspiration: Jim Jones dosing the Kool-Aid. Blue Cheer, Blue Oyster Cult and B-movie biker movies. War, Watergate, serial killers and suicidal TV evangelists.
And now comes The Night Creeper, their darkest journey yet.
Waiting For Blood is released July 24th 2015 and the album, The Night Creeper, on September 4th 2015 on Rise Above Records.