Santa Cruz announce new record Bad Blood Rising

Official press release:

Now partnered with new label M-Theory Audio, Santa Cruz are set to release their third studio album Bad Blood Rising on 10th November, which showcases a transition to a more modern, and slicker hard rock sound. Pre-order now on CD, limited-edition coloured vinyl and digital outlets at

Santa Cruz singer Archie explains:

“We are really excited to start working with M-Theory Audio, and be part of a new label and new team!”

Guitarist Johnny states:

“At the end of the day the apple didn’t fall all that far from the tree. People can still expect the Santa Cruz sound — the fast guitars and heavy drums are still there, just served with a different sauce. All in all, we see Bad Blood Rising as a ‘comeback album’. A start of a new era. This album has probably both the heaviest and the softest Santa Cruz moments on it. We didn’t intentionally try to come up with something totally different than before, but I guess some of the new influences we’ve picked up along the way can be heard on these songs.”

The band already released the record’s infectious first single, “River Phoenix”, earlier this summer, but will release a video for forthcoming single “Young Blood Rising” in the coming weeks.

Santa Cruz will return to the UK in December for a headline tour. Dates for the run are:

12/05 – Nottingham, UK | Rescue Rooms
12/06 – Milton Keynes, UK | Crauford Arms
12/07 – Grimsby, UK | Yardbirds
12/08 – Sheffield, UK | Corporation
12/09 – Birmingham, UK | The Flapper
12/10 – Glasgow, UK | Cathouse
12/12 – Manchester, UK | Academy 3
12/13 – London, UK | Underworld
12/14 – Chester, UK | The Live Rooms
12/15 – Swansea, UK | Sin City
12/16 – Bournemouth, UK | Anvil
12/17 – Norwich, UK | Waterfront