Following a summer spent blowing away festival audiences and picking up press and radio acclaim for their Black Magic single, powerhouse UK rockers Sweet Crisis are back today with a new track and video. Great Big Steps showcases their 21st Century take on gritty blues-rock alongside soulful vocals and stadium-ready guitar solos and is on download/streaming sites now.
“’Great Big Steps’ is a coming of age story,” explains frontman Leo Robarts. “I was taking stock of life and thinking how youth is a time of growth and adventure – and getting old puts an end to that. You know, that sinking feeling when you realise your best days are behind you. But that’s not the case, you can use that crisis and turn it into a positive. You shouldn’t have to have a sell-by-date. Keep pushing and believing that your best days are in front of you”.
Guitarist Piers Mortimer adds – “we built the song around a laid-back drum groove. Swimming on top of that, I was aiming my guitar between Kossoff and Hendrix blues, and Leo’s vocals have this Plant-meet-Rodgers thing going on. And there in the background, Don Airey (Deep Purple) sprinkles some amazing Hammond Keys. This is the music we grew up on, it’s our DNA.”
Watch ‘Great Big Steps’ – BELOW:
Following stellar performances at Ramblin’ Man and Camden Rocks Festivals, the hotly-tipped Cambridge band will play the following shows in November:
Friday 15th November – Cllwb ifor Bach, Cardiff
Tuesday 19th November – 100 Club, London
Thursday 28th November – The Flowerpot, Derby
Friday 29th November – Castle & Falcon, Birmingham