Santa Cruz Unleash “Aiming High” Video

Santa Cruz Unleash “Aiming High” Video

April 24, 2013

Santa Cruz have released the second video from the debut album ‘Screaming For Adrenaline’ for the track “Aiming High”. ‘Screaming For Adrenaline’ is due for release through Spinefarm Records on April 26th in Europe, April 30th in America and May 6th in the UK.

Regarding the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2011 six song EP ‘Anthems For The Young ‘N’ Restless’, the band told, “We used as producer this guy named Ilkka Herkman who was fuckin’ great and the album is gonna be an honest in-your-face hard rock album. One thing we did that makes it sound more like a band playing is that it was mostly recorded live in the studio.”

Reared on a hefty diet of ’80s glam rock Americana, a la Guns N’ Roses, Santa Cruz are a rock ‘n’ roll sensation, who, despite their very young age have hosted numerous rock clubs on their own in their native Hellsinki Rock City, scoring hordes of stark-raving-mad fans and reaping attention and endorsements from peers and media alike. The German rock magazine Stalker even recommends to their readers that they plan their Finnish vacations around Santa Cruz’s tour dates.

If there ever was a band that looks completely out of place in their hometown, it would have to be Santa Cruz. Whereas contemplating suicide in a snowdrift, drunk out of one’s skull, comes naturally for the inherently dark and brooding Finns, something as sunny, positive and unlawfully hot as Santa Cruz shouldn’t even be possible on these semi-Arctic ice-ridden shores! It’s just that tracks like “High On You” with its shimmering harmonies, rabidly energetic “Let’s Get The Party Started” and “Aiming High” which probably possesses the sickest guitar riff in Finnish rock and metal this side of 1986, will prove to you the Santa Cruz brand of rock ‘n’ roll works like an intravenous shot of summer, sun and sSpandex. The top-notch songwriting and guitar chops from hell will leave your jaws ajar and with Archie’s unbridled yelps, at times you’d be willing to bet your cojones that it’s the ghost of Bill Bailey singing — no small feat considering that Mr. Bailey is still very much alive. No wonder the Santa Cruz gigs are infamous of getting a wee bit unhinged at times!

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