The Aces – ‘801’

All girl alt band The Aces have been around since 2008, stirring up the music scene, and we’ve certainly noticed them since we’ve been around, having written about them on no fewer than four occasions. Comprising Katie Henderson on guitars, McKenna Petty on bass, and sisters Alisa and Cristal Ramirez on drums and vocals respectively, they never really fit into their Utah hometown, and so once they got out they never looked back. Their new single, ‘801’, is from their latest album, ‘Under My Influence’, and it allows listeners to take a deep dive into the new world the band have made for themselves.

‘801’ is mysterious and intriguing, with references to the girls’ life growing up in Utah, where they couldn’t easily be themselves, due to the culture of repression in the town. Reflecting on their lives, which saw them going from church to their only club in town, they are happy that they no longer have to carry the guilt of doing what they want. But without the 801 – the number is the area code for Salt Lake City, if you hadn’t already worked it out – the girls wouldn’t be who they are now.

Opening with a sweeping shot of the mountains that surround Salt Lake City, and the city lights glimmering in the distance, we see the girls riding mountain bikes around town, wearing club leather jackets and balaclavas. Soon enough they start setting fires, in the shape of 801. Directed by Alisa Ramirez, the clip is vibrant and bright, and feels ever so much a tiny bit dangerous.

Click on the video link below and check out ‘801’, and find out more about The Aces and their music from their official website.

The Aces - 801 (Official Music Video)

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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