Los Angeles-based collective Salt Petal is invigorating audiences and critics alike with a tropical surf sound in a category all it’s own. With electric guitars, bass, and drums, blending with accordion, synthesizers, and hand percussion topped with multi-lingual lyrics, they hold audiences captive in a new dance state of mind. Soaring melodies and pulsating rhythms create a sound that recalls Blondie, Os Mutantes, Gal Costa, Los Autenticos Decadentes, and 60′s rock and roll.


“‘Sea Monster’ is the rare album that imbues the full range of emotions…it’s deliriously good”

“…pop music, occasionally in another language and injected with a large dose of South American sass. In other words, it’s really good.”
Drunken Werewolf

“a feast for the eyes and ears” “a display of adept musical arrangements”
LA Music Blog

“Going down a bold path similar to the sonically eclectic Fool’s Gold, Salt Petal seasons the exuberant indie-rock…with all manner of global influences.” “Their single ‘Songs I Used to Love’ bids for summer pop anthem status…”

“the Bangles gone tropical” “disarmingly creative approach”
Pasadena Weekly

“Su sonido es uno de los más originales que han surgido en Los Ángeles.”
La Opinion

“a kind of California rock with South American roots”

“‘refreshing’ will definitely be the word-of-choice-description for anyone explaining what Salt Petal is.”
A Proper Opinion

“De tan sugerente mezcla surge un grupo que hace de la fusión de estilos una de sus razones de ser, una condición indispensable para disfrutar de su música, cuyos pilares descansan en el sentido eminentemente artístico que sus protagonistas han sabido encontrar en California.”

“Salt Petal celebrates new album”

“Il concerto e’ stato veramente bello, dal vivo sono bravissimi!! La sperimentazione di strumenti molto diversi tra loro rendono il concerto molto vario e divertente. Riescono a trasmettere la gioia di suonare insieme e nello stesso tempo regalano al pubblico una carica indescrivibile!”
Giulia – In-Coscienza Blog

“If it wasn’t already hot enough for you this summer, you will want to make sure to turn up the heat with Southern California’s Salt Petal and their heat wave of an album titled, Say-So! Autumn Harrison’s beautifully delivered bi-lingual vocals are guaranteed to charm your bathing suit off from the first listen, while Rodrigo Gonzalez’s mixture of fast-paced acoustic rhythms and slow and sensual acoustic-electric melodies form a sonic cloud that is guaranteed to take the world by storm. Listen closely, as you’ll hear everything that makes music the one true language of life.”
– Brian Ball, Director of Music & Talent, WomensRadio

“…with a repertoire of Spanish/English/Portuguese tunes that blend folk and rock and everything in between, Salt Petal is making a leap into album production with their debut album, Say-So…”
Hilda Gabriela, Writer and Video Producer (www.alborde.com)

“Harrison spent some time in Brazil. This helped shape the unique Latin sound of Salt Petal. ‘We have some background in South American folk,’ Harrison said. Their song “Todo de ti,” got a number of students moving to the various Cumbia beats on the dance floor anchored by Japanese drummer Hiroo Nakano. Richards seemed extraordinarily excited throughout the set and her trumpet playing was one of the highlights of the show along with the Harrison’s accordion. Rodrigo Gonzalez, who is from Argentina, played the electric guitar and L.A. native Jesse Herrera took bass.”
Roger Morante, Mirror Contributor (www.smmirror.com)