Across the Atlantic Ocean is a four-piece pop-rock girl band making a lot of noise and sending funky vibes your way. That would be The Aces. Formed by two sisters Cristal (vocals/guitar) and Alisa Ramirez (drummer) who were raised in a musical house with their mum playing Earth, Wind & Fire and Michael Jackson, not to mention the influences from their older brother who had a hand in getting them stuck into the likes of The Misfits and Hendrix. It was inevitable they were going to end up involved in the industry. Completing the band is Katie Henderson (guitar) and McKenna Petty (bassist), together this foursome cut their teeth as a live band incredibly early on at just the age of 13 in the all-ages venue of The Velour in their home of Utah.

Since the release of their unique homemade video of ‘Stuck’ that came out last year, they started to get a serious name for themselves amongst the music scene. A record label bidding war is the most important, what band doesn’t want the whirlpool of multiple labels wanting them? It’s an ego-boost and cements any idea that they are on the right track to success. Red Bull won the war. Following this burst of appreciation, they were numbered as a must see at SWSX last month.

Physical’ is their debut single since the release of the video for ‘Stuck’. It’s a perfect combination of catchy pop lyrics and melodies combined with an edge of rock influence. If you’re a fan of Haim, then The Aces are going to be your new favourite band.

‘Physical’ is due for release on 7th April prior to the release of their EP later in June.

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Harriet Willis

Media and Communication student based in Birmingham, absolutely adore the Sheffield music scene and most things indie/alternative and a bit of grime/hip-hop. Radio presenter of Indie Cassette on Scratch Radio. Twitter: @harrietmwillis