Tartarus to Release Limited Edition Cougar Club Cassette

We were thrilled this week to set up a deal on behalf of Spider Kitten with the Groningen based label Tartarus Records for an exclusive cassette edition of Cougar Club. Further details about this strictly limited release remain under wraps for now but fans of the band (and awesome heaviness in general) will do well to follow the label via their Facebook page and check into their online store to find out exactly why they are held in such high regard among collectors…

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Santa Rita – High On The Seas (Aloud Music Ltd, 03/06/13)

Santa Rita
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.


Santa Rita:

Natalia Brovedanni (guitar/vocals)
Martha Wood (bass/vocals)
Ceci Diaz (lead vocals)
Laura Oliveras (drums)

Track Listing:
1. Báltico
2. Necochea
3. Cantábrico
4. Mar Muerto
5. Cap de Creus
6. Fidji
7. Adriático
8. Pacífico
9. Fisterre

Label: Aloud Music Ltd
Formats: CD, LP, Download
Web: santarita.bandcamp.com

Sheltered Life PR Welcomes Santa Rita

After our work with Toundra and Fira Fem  last year we’re pleased to announce that our third campaign with Barcelona’s finest record label Aloud Music Ltd will be with their latest signing Santa Rita on the promotion of their debut album High On The Seas.  Having been together now for close on five years the band have journeyed from being one of Barcelona’s best kept secrets to one of the city’s must see bands and anyone familiar with groups like Sleater-Kinney, Babes In Toyland and Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her will do well to check out their first EP here. The album, which has already been released in Spain will be released in the UK on 3 June 2013. As always, more news to follow  soon but for now you can check out this promo video of Ceci, Natalia, Laura and Martha in the studio…

The Witches Drum included on New Metal Hammer Compilation

2012 was a great first year for Sheltered Life PR and one that saw us helping some truly impressive new acts get their feet, fists and heavily made-up’d faces through many doors. In fact when we initially came up with the idea of forming SLPR the only thing we really knew was that the one band we wanted to help was Cardiff’s very own “Heavy Rock Spectacular” The Witches Drum. So this month – with a mother’s pride and a father’s appreciation for forgotten psychedelic records – we are pleased to say that we helped the band get their song ‘Climb Aboard The Bus Of Devotion’ on the brand new Metal Hammer covermount compilation, Satanic Doomadalica Vol. 1. Well deserved and long overdue, we couldn’t be happier for the guys.