American alt-poppers The Aces will be playing The Globe in Cardiff on August 29. In the years since The Aces released their acclaimed sophomore album, Under My Influence in 2020, the band has been on a journey of self-discovery.
Faced with the realities of a global pandemic, sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), Katie Henderson (lead guitar/vocals), and McKenna Petty (bass) used quarantine as a time to reflect, confronting personal mental health issues as well as processing experiences they’d had growing up together in Provo, Utah, as part of the Mormon church.
When The Aces returned to the studio, their vision — and the honesty and trust between them — felt stronger than ever. The result of this growth period is I’ve Loved You For So Long, the band’s latest album.
Written and executive-produced by the group (along with Keith Varon, the sole collaborator on the project) I’ve Loved You For So Long is a sparkling indie-rock record that’s by far their most personal and self-assured work to date.
Throughout their current tour, The Aces will partner with Sound Mind Live, a non-profit organisation that focuses on building a community and open dialogue around mental health through music, to provide mental health resources to fans in each city.