BAND IN THE STUDIO RECORDING SECOND ALBUM, TO BE RELEASED VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS (New York, N.Y.): Santa Cruz have debuted their new video for “Wasted ‘N’ Wounded” from the 7″ of the same name. The single is available for purchase now at this location.

Santa Cruz
Wasted & Wounded

Fans can pre-order the full 7″ here. It is pressed on red vinyl and the B-side is “We Are the Ones to Fall.” The 7″ will be available in November.

Now about that video? It was directed by Ville Juurikkala and it is wild and vibrant, and features the band running amok and partying hard, much to the dismay of their long-suffering manager. So in other words, Santa Cruz do it just like any hard rock band worth its salt should!

Watch the video for “Wasted and Wounded”

Since this video, shit got real and the band has put down the whiskey, swallowed a couple of headache pills and marched into the studio to record its second album, to be released via Spinefarm Records. It’ll be the follow up to 2013’s Screaming for Adrenaline, also released through Spinefarm.

Expect skillfully-crafted, party-minded, rocket-powered music from this quartet of young turks from Finland, who pledge allegiance to an era of devil-may-care rock that’s long gone. Santa Cruz aren’t so much bringing a classic sound and style back as they are bringing their own, modernized version of a beloved style to the masses.

Santa Cruz will “cruise” on over to the States on December 12, playing a gig at Webster Hall in NYC.

Santa Cruz PIC
Santa Cruz



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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!