Oh Lord (whichever/whatever you prefer)!  I’ve been waiting eagerly for a chance to introduce to those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of being aquainted with them, the cult of the UK retro psychedelic-doom outfit Uncle Acid & the deadbeats..

The initial pressing of their upcoming 7″ has a few color-options, with the White Vinyl probably being the most limited one still available (the infamous Crystal Clear edition went out within an hour of the site being under HEAVY pressure earlier today..) No numbers yet available, but I’m guessing 2-300 white ones, and probably 500 of the other ones each (assumptions based on previous releases).


Emerging from Cambridge with a CDr simply named Vol.1 back in 2010, there was very little to be known about Uncle Acid & the deadbeats. The disc was pressed in only 30 copies, and it took months for the band to sell them all. When their second album “Blood Lust” was released on CD the next year, it was on scarce 100 copies. Practically no PR was involved in these two albums, but there was something mystic and dark surrounding the band that got the attention of a lot of listeners out there.  The Quietus describes “Blood Lust” as “a glorious and idiosyncratic collection that quickly garnered rabid cult status amongst the worldwide doom fraternity”, and they couldn’t be more right!  Rise Above Records (the UK- label founded by Napalm Death vocalist Lee Dorrian) picked up on “Blood Lust” later that same year, and decided to press 50 Ultra Die Hard-versions, as well as 300 standard editions on Purple Vinyl. Now this really set fire to the flames, and there are now countless pressings and color-variations to be found (well not really, as they continue to go out of stock..) I’ve seen Ultra Die Hards sell for as high as 7-800$, and there are countless of other limited, VERY expensive color-variations of this album..

The band continued to keep their mystic by keeping their identities well hidden, letting the music speak for itself, while more and more fans emerged. By the time their third album “Mind Control” was released, their reputation had really skyrocketed, and they ended up as the opening act for The Masters themselves, Black Sabbath, on their 2013 European tour.  K.R. Starrs, which is a fictional name that the artist former known as Uncle Acid recently took (they now refer to the band simply as Uncle Acid, while the fans are the deadbeats) explained that Mind Control is a “fictional story…about a cult leader who comes down from the mountain and brainwashes his desert disciples through drugs, love, violence, and intimidation”  There are countless color-variations of “Mind Control” also out there, and rest assured that you have to pay loads for the most limited ones..

No one still knows the true identity of K.R. Starrs, but he has been pictured and done a few interviews over the last year or so.

There’s so much more to this, but these are the facts I can remember by now. I’ll leave you to the music, and be sure to check out their awesome catalogue.

They have recently announced their first US/Canada-tour in September/October with Danava (which are also great!), and I highly recommend you seek them out! I’ve been lucky enough to have seen them live a couple of times, I can tell you it’s mindblowing intense!


The Details

“The closing chapter of the MIND CONTROL era..." - Uncle Acid (K.R. Starrs)

… And what an era it has been…

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats have announced a new single ‘Runaway Girls‘.
The track, a subconscious-infecting three-minute piece speaking in The Deadbeats’ familiar tongue of cyclical vocal motifs and unison guitar, comes off the back of the band releasing one of our top records of last year, Mind Control, and touring with their own favourite band Black Sabbath. It’ll come backed with an acoustic version of that album’s ‘Devil’s Work‘ – The Quietus

Track Listing
A Side
Runaway Girls (3.30)

B Side
Devil’s Work - Acoustic (5.14)

From humble beginnings in the witchy flat lands of Cambridgeshire, England, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have devolved into an international band of street creeps, burnouts and draft dodgers. Since unleashing the monumental, internationally feared and revered set of blood-curdling chainsaw anthems known as Blood Lust, they have been locked away in the barn ignoring all the ensuing hype and publicity, whilst preparing to deliver their own new nightmare message of madness.

It is a fact that Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have, in recent times, become one of the most talked about rock bands currently in existence. The fact that no one even knew what they looked like until very recently is testimony to the enigma that surrounds this terrifying, yet extremely melodically minded cult. It is another fact that they have become one of the most collectable bands on the planet, with first press vinyl editions of Blood Lust fetching up to and over £700 (yes, British Pounds!) on the collector’s market. Pretty remarkable for a record that is barely two years old.

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