The Aces (indie pop band)

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The Aces
The Aces (Boston).jpg
The Aces performing at Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA, 2017
Background information
OriginProvo, Utah, US
Years active2016 (2016)–present
LabelsRed Bull Records
  • Katie Henderson
  • McKenna Petty
  • Alisa Ramirez
  • Cristal Ramirez

The Aces (formerly The Blue Aces) are an American alternative band from Provo, Utah.[1] The band has four members: guitarist Katie Henderson, bassist McKenna Petty, and sisters- drummer Alisa Ramirez, and lead vocalist and guitarist Cristal Ramirez.[2]

The group formed whilst they were all at school together, besides Alissya Fouts.

Their first single as The Aces, "Stuck", was released in 2016, eventually reaching #38 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in late 2017.[3][4] The band's second single, "Physical", was released in 2017 in advance of their debut EP I Don’t Like Being Honest.[5][6] The band is signed to Red Bull Records.

Their debut album When My Heart Felt Volcanic was released on April 6, 2018.[7] The Aces worked with six producers on the records, but Dan Gibson and Simon Oscroft were particularly influential, being involved in half of the material.[8]

The Aces joined 5 Seconds of Summer for their Meet You There tour, in support of their latest album release, Youngblood (2018). Following this tour, they embarked on their own North American headlining tour in support of When My Heart Felt Volcanic, the Waiting For You Tour.

Band members[edit]

The Aces consists of Katie Henderson, McKenna Petty, Alisa Ramirez, and Cristal Ramirez. The band started while they were all in school together. Sisters Cristal and Alisa Ramirez, along with their best friends, decided to start turning their musical after school meetups into a career.

  • Katie Henderson – guitar and vocals
  • McKenna Petty – bass and vocals
  • Alisa Ramirez – drums and vocals
  • Cristal Ramirez – lead vocals and guitar



Title Released
When My Heart Felt Volcanic April 6, 2018


Title Released
I Don't Like Being Honest June 23, 2017


Title Released
Stuck May 7, 2016
Physical April 7, 2017
Baby Who May 18, 2017
Touch June 9, 2017
Stuck (RAC Remix) September 22, 2017
Fake Nice January 24, 2018
Volcanic Love February 14, 2018
Lovin' is Bible February 23, 2018
Just Like That March 8, 2018
Waiting For You March 22, 2018

Music videos[edit]

Title Released Director
Stuck June 23, 2016 Alisa Ramirez
Physical April 19, 2017 Charlotte Rutherford
Baby Who July 27, 2017 Alisa Ramirez
Volcanic Love February 14, 2018 Nico Poalillo, Alisa Ramirez
Last One July 23, 2018 Alisa Ramirez


  1. ^ BBC Music 5 April 2018 Mark Savage The Aces: 'Not all girl bands are the same'
  2. ^ NME Apr 7, 2017 New Music Of The Day: The Aces – 'Physical'
  3. ^ The 405 18 May 2016 The Aces unveil the impossibly joyous 'Stuck'
  4. ^ "Alternative Songs". Billboard. 16 December 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  5. ^ NPR. April 6, 2017 The Aces' Sparkling 'Physical' Asks Pop Music For Some Substance On Sex
  6. ^ Clash 23 June 2017 Robin Murray Track by Track: The Aces 'I Don't Like Being Honest' EP
  7. ^ The Aces – 'When My Heart Felt Volcanic' Review
  8. ^ "In Interview: The Aces on debut album When My Heart Felt Volcanic – Live Manchester – Manchester gigs, theatre, dance, museums and more". Live Manchester – Manchester gigs, theatre, dance, museums and more. 2018-03-09. Retrieved 2018-04-19.