As a fantastic contemporary rock band hailing from Cambridge, Sweet Crisis have a variety of influences. Speaking of influences, what about video games?
Sweet Crisis are a contemporary Rock band from Cambridge, and their music is best described as "soulful and catchy rock”! Their musical influences are vast, including the likes of The Rolling Sones, Kings of Leon, Free, Stereophonics, Radiohead and Arcade Fire, just to name a few.
Crisis consists of Leo Robarts (Lead vocals and Guitar), Piers Mortimer (Lead Guitar, Piano and Vocals), and Dave Cullen on Drums. They have been writing, recording and performing music together for over a decade now, and gigged across the UK and Europe in 2021, before releasing their eagerly awaited debut album later that year.
Described as explosive and energetic live, Sweet Crisis are honestly not to be missed. Preparing this article, I listened to the entirety of their 2021 debut album, Tricks on My Mind, and was profoundly impressed. The opener, Loosen Up, screams a strange hybrid of Oasis and Jet, and the album rolls on in a thunderous yet strangely sweet manner.
Seriously, you should take a listen, here's their full debut album:
Of course, we decided to ask them a few questions about music and video games. Here's what she had to say...
What is your favorite video game soundtrack?
Kasabian Club Foot!
Who's your favorite video game music composer?
Hard to choose.
What’s your favorite video game?
What game inspired you to do music?
Started playing music before games, so music first, then games!
What video game are you currently playing?
Would you ever like to write music for video games? What would it be like?
Always! I think our high energy rock music would be perfect for games..
How important is music for video games / video games for music?
Massively important, it sets the mood and tone of the game..