New Audio: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats Murderous New Single “Waiting for Blood”

As a cult-band, the British-based Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats have developed a reputation for material that bears a sonic and thematic resemblance to The Black Angels — heavy, psyche rock that talks about madness, murder and death.  In fact, according to the band, their breakthrough effort, 2011’s Blood Lust was a homage to British Hammer and folk horror films of the 70s, while 2013’s Mind Control paid homage to cult of personalities such as Charles Manson and Jim Jones while drawing influences from Blue Oyster Cult, B-movie biker movies, Watergate, war and TV evangelists.

Recorded at Toe Rag Studios in early 2015 with engineer Liam Watson, who has worked with White Stripes, Tame Impala and Electric Wizard, the band’s forthcoming effort, The Night Creeper, slated for a September 4 release through Rise Above Records, and as the band’s frontman Kevin Starrs describes the concept behind the album, “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. 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…”

The album’s first single “Waiting for Blood” is comprised of scorching dirge-like guitar chords reminiscent of Black Sabbath and the sort of strangely hummable and catchy melody that sounds as though the band and been listening to Revolver or White Album-era Beatles. For a band that specializes in dark thematic subjects, it shouldn’t be surprising that their latest single has an ominous feel, as though it evokes the paranoid sensation of being followed and watched — and the inevitable madness that sensation can create.

The band will be embarking on what will be their longest North American tour to date, check out the tour dates below:

9/9 at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA
9/11 at Baltimore Sound Stage in Baltimore, MD
9/12 at Webster Hall in New York, NY
9/13 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA
9/14 at Royale in Boston, MA
9/16 at Corona Theater in Montreal, QC
9/17 at Phoenix Theater in Toronto, ON
9/18 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, PA
9/19 at Metro in Chicago, IL
9/20 at Mill city Nights in Minneapolis, MN
9/22 at Summit Theater in Denver, CO
9/23 at Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT
9/25 at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC
9/26 at El Corazon in Seattle, WA
9/27 at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR
9/29 at Slims in San Francisco, CA
9/30 at Slims in San Francisco, CA
10/1 at The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, CA
10/2 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA