Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats take to the road across the UK in support of their third album.

A packed out crowd in attendance at the O2 Academy on a wet and windy Tuesday night in Newcastle. Gothenburg based four piece outfit Spiders kicked off the proceedings with a 30 minute set of classic rock inspired numbers, their sound deeply rooted in the golden age of rock and roll. The band is led by energetic Swedish chanteuse Ann-Sofie Hoyles who has the audience transfixed, she commands the stage.

Spiders rocked their way through several tracks from their second studio album Shake Electric including the likes of “Mad Dog”, “Only Your Skin” and the title track itself which featured some great harmonica playing from Hoyles. The band brought their set to a close with their excellent latest single “Why Don’t You”, and received a great response from the Geordie crowd. There are some exciting new artists coming out of Scandinavia right now with the likes of Spiders and The Blues Pills flying the flag very high for Swedish rock.

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats bring their brand of doom metal to the Newcastle rock fraternity. Having recently released their new album The Night Creeper it is only fitting that the band open their set with the lead track “Waiting For Blood”. This being one of five tracks from their latest offering included in their set tonight including the likes of the excellent “Murder Nights”, “Pusher Man” and “Inside”.

The band are sounding tight as they launch into “Death’s Door” from their album Blood Lust. The rhythm section of Vaughn Stokes (bass) and Itamar Rubinger (drums) maintain a rolling groove whilst Kevin Starrs and Yotam Rubinger deliver some great twin guitar harmonies. There is a certain degree of mystique about the band, dressed in black, their long hair draped over their faces.

The band closed out their main set with the psychedelic number “Vampire Circus” from their debut album Volume 1 leaving the audience wanting more. Uncle Acid finish off the night with their latest single “Melody Lane”, “Dessert Ceremony” and the classic “Withered Hand of Evil”.

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats are going from strength to strength with every album, we look forward to more of what is to come.

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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