Santa Rita

Santa Rita

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We are a powerfull alternative-rock band. Our melodies and rhythms wound invoke old ghosts that seemed buried in the 90's Seattle with a touch of darkness. High on the seas is our LP debut, 9 songs that bite your conscience in almost 40 minutes.

Biography

“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 (Aloud Music Ltd).

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/back vocals), Martha Wood (bass/back vocals, Cecilia Díaz Betz (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.

Lyrics

Báltico

Written By: Santa Rita

The inertia of this hideous system
makes our faces bloodless
we all have to take that plane
we all look like zombies everyday
we all have to crash into a new world
Smash your brain
Drug your soul
Nevermind
Nothing is gonna happen now
Keep talking with your friends
clear off, be off and be on the hook
They brushed it off our dreams
I'm just blanked out
Where are your memories now?

Smash your brain

Please, Do not leave your luggage unattended

The inertia of this hideous system
makes our faces bloodless
we all have to take that plane...

Smash your brain

Mar Muerto

Written By: Santa Rita

I'm old
Listen to the bloody bells
You've lost enough
They are reaching the end
I hate myself
You know, I'm dead
I'm old
No age! no age!
You've lost enough
You belong to an extinct raze
I hate myself
You know, I'm dead
So dead, finally dead, actually dead...

Be my murderer, be mine
He tries to kill me everyday
I find myself once again
Kill me, cause I like it
Be my murderer, be mine
He tries to kill me everyday...
But please do it in the same bed

I'm old
You've lost enough
I hate myself
You know, I'm dead...
I'm dead, so dead, actually dead, finally dead...
I'm dead, so dead...

Necochea

Written By: Santa Rita

I pray for words to recognize
It's not your fault It's also mine
Sometimes my claim is different
It's not your fault It's also mine

Get down on your knees and say goodbye
My arms are gonna climb your walls
It's not your fault It's also mine

I pray for words to recognize

They're looking at you
Can you feel their eyes?
It's not your fault is also mine
They're looking at you
Can you feel their eyes?
My baby cares about my mind
I forgot how to forget
It's not your fault is also mine
Get down on your knees and say goodbye

I pray for words to recognize

Pacífico

Written By: Santa Rita

We are the ones who create the world that seems to exist
The reality is in the other way around. Here.
The fleeting moment of creation doesn't stop
And they keep walking without knowing exactly
What the destiny will answer
And our souls have been arrested by the hand of God
Nothing is the perfect symbol of a slow decadence

We are the ones who create the world that seems to exist
Everything is a theatre of silence
And nothing is decadence...

Conscious we follow the fool
Conscious that love will last until it finishes

Cap de Creus

Written By: Santa Rita

We are the russians
We are the russians
We live in the green grass
We want to fight
We beat your blind hearts
We hear your gossips
This is, this is the longest war
We want to fight
Our hair as long as your pain is true
Suspicious shadows

We don't want no prisoners

No matter what you are
No matter where you've been
No matter what you'll see
in this cold war
(x2)

We don't want no prisoners

We are the russians
We live in the green grass
Our hair as long as your pain is true
Suspicious shadows
We don't want no prisoners

Cantábrico

Written By: Santa Rita

I'm drifting in a boat
to somewhere that I can't explain now
diving in my eyes I find a monster
swimming in the impossible-things sea
I pretended to kill him off
and try forward to move on
Now I'm in an anxiety journey
to the promised land of lies

I just wanna run
I'm just living wrong
I just wanna run
I'm just living wrong
and I just keep going
Now I'm going, Now I'm going
Now, I'm...

I red books that don't exist
I tell stories that I can't remember
I'm getting mad, but I don't care
You're my lonely boy
In my head just black
Could you change that?

Could you change that?
Could you change my mind?
I feel so high

I just wanna run
I'm just living wrong
and I just keep going
Now I'm going, Now I'm going
Now, I'm...

I drifted in a boat
to somewhere that I can't remember now
You're my lonely boy
And I will be with you until the end of my days
You're my lonely stupid boy

I just wanna run
I'm just living wrong
I just wanna run
I'm just living wrong
and I just keep going
Now I'm going, Now I'm going
Now, I'm...

Fidji

Written By: Santa Rita

I can't get no sleep
Bad situation...
I can't get any dream
I'm an insomniac
I'm a sleepwalker
'cause there is anything to make me..
'cause there is anything to make me go forward

The way he looks with skinny jeans
The way he looks makes me crazy
'cause there is anything to make me..
'cause there is anything to make me go forward

The way he looks
with skinny jeans
here comes the fool love, love
It's a long way
and I'm spinning around
with my holy beast
My love is true, my love is true
This is your fool love

Shut off the lights
and be quiet
all my dark thoughts
finally found me
My eyelids are burning
the dreams get closer
and I get higher

I'm an insomniac (x4)

I can't get no sleep
Bad situation...
I can't get any dream
I'm an insomniac
I'm a sleepwalker
'cause there is anything to make me..
'cause there is anything to make me go forward

The way he looks
with skinny jeans
here comes the fool love, love
It's a long way
and I'm spinning around
with my holy beast
My love is true
This is your fool love
The way he looks
with skinny jeans
here comes the fool love, love
I'ts a long way
and i'm spinning around
with my holy beast
My love is true, my love is true
This is your fool love
This is your fool love

Adriático

Written By: Santa Rita

Forest, sounds, wine... and you naked all the time!
Wake up in the morning in a strange home, in a strange way
I look upon the window and I see my face
I feel so dazed & confused
I need no more abuse

White tiger in my head

How many nights will be made drunk by this mood?
I'm here, the city loves my shadow

White tiger in my head

You were hiding in your old town for years
Creating a ruthless plan to return
Putting the gun away behind your back
And all your anger against me
But, we are in love again

How many nights will be made drunk by this mood?
White tiger in my head

Fisterra

Written By: Santa Rita

I start to believe in God
but I take this fuckin' road

Friday afternoon, 7pm
I can see the cars
Nobody is running today
I see your face like a cloud in the air
It's not too late
I used to sleep with my friends
tomorrow is not tomorrow
tomorrow is yesterday
And yesterday is gone
It's not my territorial song
Where I want to go (x2)
tomorrow is not tomorrow
tomorrow is yesterday
And yesterday is gone
I'm gonna lose myself, lose myself...

Let me hear your song
200 feet from the sun
I forget to take my luggage
I forget to bring my luggage
Let me hear your song

Get down!
It's just the way that it goes
It's not you, It's not me
It's everyone
I'm gonna run to get the sun
that makes me burn
(x2)

Do you know the story
of someone who broke a mirror?
and then
he is supposed to have
7 years of bad luck
But I don't want this bad luck
I don't want you
I don't want me
It's not you, It's not me
It's everyone
I'm on the road

And then your mamma calls you...
But you don't wanna talk to her
I don't want your plans
I want my plans!
It's not you, It's not me
It's everyone
I'm on the road
to get the sun
that makes me burn
I'm on the road

Monday morning, 7 am
I don't want to wake up
I don't want to work today
I see your face like a cloud in the air
It's not too late

Discography

High On The Seas (LP), 2013, Aloud Music Ltd
Santa Rita (EP), 2011, self publishing