Posts Tagged ‘Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats’
Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2015
Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: Looking at the ascendancy of the UK’s Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats (often stylized with a lowercase ‘d’ on the last word) over the last half-decade is like staring into the abyss of our own worst impulses, and it seems unlikely the band would have it any other way.
Portrayals of murder, exploitation, the celebration of cult mindsets, all provide the VHS-grained fuel for the four-piece’s fire. Their aesthetic accomplishments have been beyond considerable. Since debuting in 2010 with the only-20-made-and-never-reissued Vol. 1, Uncle Acid made their breakthrough in 2011 with Blood Lust, which was subsequently reissued as their first offering through Rise Above Records, then in partnership with Metal Blade.
Their third album, Mind Control, followed in 2013, and by then their influence had already begun to spread to a league of up-and-coming groups interested in capturing a similar style of lo-fi garage doom and psychedelia. That influence has only increased its span as Uncle Acid began to establish a presence as a live, and subsequently touring, act, and their fourth full-length, The Night Creeper, arrives through Rise Above with the band — guitarist / vocalist Kevin R. Starrs, guitarist /vocalist Yotam Rubinger, bassist / backing vocalist Vaughn Stokes and drummer Itamar Rubinger — positioned as forerunners of a style they helped create, having fostered a sound that has retained its immediate identifiability despite a growing number of players in the US, UK and Europe taking cues from it.
Plenty out there are trying, but no one sounds as much like Uncle Acid as Uncle Acid. Their sonic individualism has been a great source of their success up to this point.
Couple that individual style with songwriting so memorable as to make tracks about stabbing people seem like generational landmarks, a classic mystique and a balance between wider-market conceptual horror appeal and preaching-to-the-converted Sabbathism, and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats‘ reach is as multifaceted as the band’s hooks are infectious. The Night Creeper, the bulk of which was tracked live by Liam Watson of Toe Rag Studios in London, does nothing to interrupt Uncle Acid‘s momentum.
Continue reading: THE OBELISK – REVIEW: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, The Night Creeper
(Courtesy of JJ Koczan / The Obelisk)
Posted on Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats packed out the main hall when they brought their writhing hallucinatory rituals to the uninitiated at Roadburn 2013 as part of Jus Oborn‘s The Electric Acid Orgy. It proved to be the ideal setting for the band’s live debut in mainland Europe. Watch the clips […]
Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
We have christened Kkpgijsbers Youtube channel as our unofficial home of Roadburn due to its amazing content of fan-filmed, high-quality video footage of Roadburn 2013. If you missed anything at the festival, or if you want to relive your favorite moments, check it out HERE. Watch some teasers below.
Posted on Saturday, April 20th, 2013
Once again, our video crew from Super 208 Productions is out there in the thick of the festival this year. Here is their daily report. Enjoy!
Posted on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
Fan-filmed video footage of Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats first ever live performance at The Garage in London (UK) on March 22 can be seen below. In related news, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats will make their live debut in mainland Europe when they bring their far-out psychedelic sounds to Roadburn […]
Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
In the beginning of December 2011 we asked you, our beloved Roadburn readers, friends and associates, to list your top 10 Roadburn-worthy albums of 2011. By January 2nd we had received 160 lists. Thanks to everyone who took the time to send us their list! This is how we compiled […]
Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Many excellent records came out in 2011. We don’t pretend to be arbiters of taste, we just think it’s fun to share which albums rocked our worlds, soothed our souls, lifted our spirits or otherwise burrowed into our systems this year. Of course, in addition to occupying our turntables, many […]
Posted on Sunday, July 31st, 2011
Lovingly pinched from Chybucca Sounds: Doom glorious doom: A sub-genre of metal that has continued to evolve, since its humble beginnings in the industrial heartland of late-60s Aston. In fact, the doom dynasty has not only evolved, but it has diversified too; as ‘death doom’ and ‘sludge’ has moved the […]