UNCLE ACID & T THE DEADBEATS
WASTELAND RISE ABOVE RECORDS, OUT NOW Crepuscular Brit psychonauts step out of the gloom.
Uncle Acid & The Deabeats’ graveyard psychedelia and heavy metal sludge hides a bubblegum heart. The Cambridge fiends’ fifth LP opens with I See Through You, a brilliant burst of fuzzy, glam-pop noise which could have been ripped from an old VHS copy of a 1972 Top Of The Pops episode. Helium-voiced frontman Kevin Starrs is at it again a few songs later on Bedouin, which throws Bacofoil shoulder pads on over its mourning suit. They haven’t ditched the baby with the bathwater – the grinding No Return still sounds like a bunch of undertakers going crazy in a guitar shop. But it all points towards an altogether shinier future. Listen To: I See Through You | Shockwave City | Bedouin