Orem, Utah four piece, The Aces, released a brand new track today entitled ‘Touch’ which made CLASH declare “The Aces could well be your new favourite band.” The song will appear on The Aces’ debut EP, I Don’t Like Being Honest which will be released globally on June 23rd, 2017. Listen to the track here:
The quartet are made up of sisters Cristal (on lead vocals/guitar), and drummer Alisa Ramirez, completed by guitarist Katie Henderson and bassist McKenna Petty. Thanks to their family, the American-Honduran siblings were exposed to music early on: at home their mom played Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston, meanwhile their older brother introduced them to The Misfits, The Casualties, and Hendrix.
Alisa was banging the drums from eight years old, with Cristal writing original songs from age 10, forming a tight-knit unit with McKenna (who Cristal initially met in kindergarten) around the same time. “They asked me to get a bass for Christmas so I could become the third band member,” McKenna laughs. “So I did. And then I had to figure out how to play.” Their lineup solidified a year later when McKenna met Katie in junior high. The newly formed band would now blend McKenna and Katie’s alternative tastes (they grew up on The Cure, The Beatles and Depeche Mode) with those of Alisa and Cristal to truly find their sound.
Late last year The Aces self-released their first single ‘Stuck’ which was called ‘windows down, road trip pop at its best,’ by Idolator while Nylon claimed it to have ‘all the markings of a stellar debut,’ and DIY Mag thought it had ‘every potential chart-smash pop ticked.’ Additionally, ‘Stuck’ landed them spots on ‘Artists To Watch in 2017’ lists for Paper Mag, Idolator, All Things Go, and Euphoria. Magazine to name a few.
The band are currently in the studio working on their debut album. Stay tuned for more information about The Aces and I Don’t Like Being Honest. Fans can catch The Aces performing EP tracks live at The Mercury Lounge on June 13th.