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The Acid – Album & Tour Announcement

The Acid – Album & Tour Announcement

May 28, 2014

The Acid have announced the release of their exceptional debut album Liminal on 7 July 2014 through Infectious Music. To celebrate this news, The Acid are excited to offer previously unheard album track ‘Creeper’ as an instant download through iTunes. In support of Liminal, and following on from their SOLD OUT show at London’s Chat’s Palace on 31 March, The Acid have also announced a new European tour for June 2014, which includes a date at London’s Heaven on 2 June.

The Acid came together from three separate worlds.  They are globe trotting, Grammy nominated DJ & Producer Adam Freeland, creator of subversive crossover hit ‘We Want Your Soul’, spearhead of a scene and label boss of Brighton’s Marine Parade Records; Californian Polymath Steve Nalepa, whose time is split as a producer, composer, professor of music technology, and Ableton expert; and Australian, LA based artist and producer Ry X, whose ‘Berlin EP’ was released in late 2013 to softly bubbling acclaim, and who, with his other alter ego as one half of Howling, created an eponymous club smash and toured heavily through 2013’s festival circuit.

Ry and Adam, who had initially met in Australia several years prior, ran into each other at a mutual friend’s party in LA last year. They found common ground in Ry’s recent Berlin underground music adventures and started hanging out, experimenting with song ideas and recording sketches on their iPhones as they went. They fast realised their writing styles coalesced into an exhilarating new form.

The sound they’ve created together is truly genre-less, a term used with increasing frequency but never quite so well suited as to them. The guitar, at times three or four of them layered together, seamlessly blends in amongst bass shudders, beat pulses and elongated drones as Ry’s vocals beatify then rage amidst delicate synth lines and pitched down field recordings of street noise, birds, the clacking of bicycle spokes and the creaking of a leather jacket. The Acid weren’t even sure what they were composing at first, as Ry describes, “It’s like painting before you know what you are painting. You’re stuck in the process before you’ve got an idea of what you’re making. The beauty of that is complete freedom.

The video for album track ‘Basic Instinct’, premiered on Nowness, was directed by Ry X and Dugan O’Neal (TV On The Radio, Glitch Mob), and features notable dance and performance artist trio WIFE.


The Acid start a busy Summer by playing the following live shows :

Monday 2nd June           London, Heaven

Wednesday 4th June      Brussels, Botanique

Thursday 5th June          Paris, Boule Noir

Saturday 7th June           Hamburg, Turmzimeer

Monday 9th June             Berlin, Prince Charles

Wednesday 11th June     Amsterdam, Paradiso


Tickets on sale Friday 21st March.

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