Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats (formed in 2009) are a critically-acclaimed British psychedelic-infused doom metal band that have drawn comparisons with the likes of Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath and the Beatles, hailing from Cambridge, England, UK.
Formed by members Kevin (K.R.) Starrs, Itamar Rubinger and his brother Yotam Rubinger in 2009, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats are named after Cactus’ singer Rusty Day's subsequent band, Uncle Acid and the Permanent Damage Band. Following their formation, the group issued an early collection of tracks, “Volume 1” in 2010, representing an early showcase of songs replicating the doom-ridden sounds of the ‘70s. Two years later the group released their breakthrough album “Blood Lust”, which almost immediately generated the group a devoted, cult following. The record quickly earned critical acclaim for its walking the line of psychedelic rock, punk rock, and heavy metal; the first-pressed vinyls of which can now fetch for in excess of $1000 dollars online.
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats subsequently issued their sophomore full-length “Mind Control” in 2013, which is noted for its ’70’s pop and new wave influences. The concept record, which documents the life of a fictitious cult leader, once gain earned widespread acclaim, after which the band embarked on their most extensive tour to date including shows at Download, Roadburn, Open Air Festival, Montreaux Jazz Festival, and Reeding and Leeds. Towards the tail end of 2013, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats toured in support of Black Sabbath, before heading to New Zealand and Australia in early 2014. The group went on to release the single “Runaway Girls” in August 2014, raising the anticipation for their third full-length “The Night Creeper”, which arrived in September 2015.