Powerhouse UK rockers Sweet Crisis return to the fold today with their new single, the soulful and anthemic Black Magic. The new song offers up bluesy, strutting vocals and vintage guitar riffs alongside a retro-rock earworm chorus built for big-stage singalongs.
“Piers and I started jamming, formed a new band – and then headed out on tour to Switzerland,” explains frontman Leo Robarts on the genesis of the Sweet Crisis sound and Black Magic.”We spent the days writing new material and getting high, and then played for hours in small clubs every night trying out the songs on a different crowd. We arrived back in UK at 10am Monday morning, hit the studio by lunchtime and by midnight we’d recorded 5 new tracks. We were fortunate to get Don Airey (Deep Purple/Whitesnake) to come in and lay down some Hammond Organ, and having Sarah Brown (Pink Floyd/Roxy Music) record some spine-tingling backing vocals was the cherry on the top!”
“The starting point was definitely a cheeky nod to Hendrix, and we wanted to tip our hat to the Blues but add our own modern spin. We’ve been at this since we were kids and it’s like we’ve come full circle, back to our roots. It feels good to be making a sound that comes naturally and not to be searching. Our time is now!”
Following a stellar performance at Camden Rocks Festival in June, the band will hit the stage at Ramblin’ Man Festival on Sunday 21st July.