High On The Seas
Aloud Music Ltd
UK Release Date: 3 June 2013
“The essence of this band can be found in their influences of grunge, progressive and space rock. All plunged into melodies and choruses of shipwrecked sirens.”
El Mundo de Tulsa
“The surprise of the night was Barcelona band Santa Rita who demonstrated a seriousness, talent and aggressiveness beyond the point of innocence.”
Final de Trajecte
“These girls are going to make a lot of noise this year.”
This Is Underground
Santa Rita is a band of sisters, if not by blood then certainly by bond.
Together now for close on five years their journey from Barcelona’s best kept secret to one of the city’s must see bands was bolstered back in 2011 with the release of their debut EP Santa Rita. A storming and stormy rock ’n’ roll riot of guitars and harried drums, wracked emotions and raucous onslaughts of noise. Taking their cue from some of rock’s more clandestine corners with groups such as Sleater-Kinney, Babes In Toyland, Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her, Bangs, The Pillows, and Nirvana, recorded by Sergio Picón it plotted a triumphant course for this, their first full length long player High On The Seas.
The band has never sounded more together than they do right here, best exemplified on opener ‘Báltico’; a building exchange of tune and tirade. A formula that runs throughout the album with quiet contemplations on love and life (‘Mar Muerto’, ‘Necochea’) broken up with heavy and passionate chorus.
High On The Seas is the sound of Natalia Brovedanni (guitar/vocals), Martha Wood (bass/vocals, Ceci Su (lead vocals) and Laura Oliveras (drums) in their element. Produced by Santi Garcia (Toundra, Daniel Higgs, Tokyo Sex Destruction) and mastered by Victor Garcia at Ultramarinos the band remain as aggressive as ever but have recorded an album of unquestionable maturity, and fun. Locked into a schedule of relentless rehearsals and writing sessions – which tested both their personal friendships and musical talents – this is a more complete sound honed from their energetic live shows. The sound of four sirens taking shore leave to plug in, tune up and make waves.
With the album already released in their native Spain, High On The Seas gets an official UK release on 3rd June and will cap a tremendous year that has seen the band pick up fans across Europe and appear at last year’s Primavera Sound.
Natalia Brovedanni (guitar/vocals)
Martha Wood (bass/vocals)
Ceci Diaz (lead vocals)
Laura Oliveras (drums)
4. Mar Muerto
5. Cap de Creus
Label: Aloud Music Ltd
Formats: CD, LP, Download