Review: Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats @ Max Watts (Melbourne)

  • Written by  Stephen Sloggett
  • Friday, 06 March 2020 19:53
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats played Max Watts (Melbourne) 3 March, 2020. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats played Max Watts (Melbourne) 3 March, 2020. Image © Stephen Sloggett

While waiting in the line outside of the venue, in a cool autumn’s night (3 March), there were more than a few hungry punters chasing any spare tickets to this sold-out show, the first sign that it's going to be a great night of music.

Yes, sometimes bands turn and play a poor set, but even before stepping inside to sea of long hair and patched-out denim vests, the rumour mill was this tour had been seriously loud and a great a tour for Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats.

Once inside and on my way to the photographers pit, I saw the second sign this was going to be a good show when I passed a rather empty merch table, a telling sign this tour has been good one.

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CHILD - image © Stephen Sloggett

With that, Melbourne natives CHILD walked on stage and belted out a great set of psychedelic hard rock to get the audience warmed up, ears in check and a few drinks down the hatch.

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The third telling sign this is going to be a good gig is when you see a lot of other musicians, sound tech, lighting guys and girls on the other side of line as regular punters; and with that the English powerhouse that is the Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats arrived.

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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - image © Stephen Sloggett

A blistering, ear-piercing set of psychedelic doom metal sound with highlight tracks ‘I See You Through’, ‘Shockwave City’ and ‘13 Candles’.

I walked out with my bones rattling and a set of bleeding ears; the fourth and final telling sign this was an amazing night at Max Watts.

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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - image © Stephen Sloggett

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