The UK’s greatest cult band, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, have announced details of a run of European and UK dates towards the end of the year. The band also release a new single, Pusher Man on Rise Above Records on Friday August 26th 2016. The single is backed by Remember Tomorrow, an Iron Maiden cover, initially available on a Kerrang cover-mount CD.
Pusher Man is taken from the bands fourth album, The Night Creeper, which was released to much acclaim in July of last year. 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).
They released their breakthrough album Blood Lust in 2011, 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), their third album, 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.
Recent praise for The Night Creeper:
Another epically conceived record from a cult hero who should be slaying arenas – 4/5 Mojo
A dark and sinister, yet thoroughly uplifting affair – 4/5 Shindig
As thrillingly dark and overwhelming as anything they’ve attempted before – 4/5 Q
A fearful jam of monster proportions – 8/10 Classic Rock
A dark flipside to Strawberry Fields Forever – The Times
It’s highly disturbing and unsettling, but we wouldn’t have it any other way – 5/5 Kerrang
No one is more doomy than them – The Guardian
Uncle Acid have what it takes to become huge – Metal Hammer
Get ready for one of the best bad trips you’ve ever had – Terrorizer