The Crimea are a British indie band, based in Camden, London.
The Crimea began life as The Crocketts, signing to a UK major label, V2, in 1998 and releasing two albums; however, in late 2001, the band were dropped from the label's roster as part of a 'rationalisation' plan.
The Crimea were signed to Warner Bros Records following a showcase at the 2004 SXSW Festival in Texas. Their debut album, Tragedy Rocks, was released in 2005, with the first single from the album, "Lottery Winners On Acid", released on January 9th, 2006; it entered the UK singles chart at No. 31 and became the first of three singles to appear as Single of the Week on what was then the show hosted by both Colin Murray and Edith Bowman on BBC Radio 1.
The Crimea have toured with artists including Regina Spektor, Billy Corgan, Kings Of Leon, Travis, Primal Scream, Stereophonics and Ash. During December 2006 the band played three dates in support of Snow Patrol on their UK arena tour ending at Wembley Arena, London. In May they also supported Modest Mouse on their short UK tour. In late 2007 the band supported Stereophonics on their UK tour.
In early 2008 their single "Loop a Loop" featured in a television advert for Trident gum.