Posts Tagged ‘Crystal Fighters’

October 10, 2017

Crystal Fighters released their third full length album, Everything Is My Family, last fall, to much critical acclaim. Now, a full year later, the long time IHM championed London based folktronica and alt dance band have shared a music video for the final single off the release. Director Rob Brandon, who’s worked with the likes of George Ezra, Gold Panda, and Sundara Karma, has put together a video to reflect Yellow Sun’s colorful liveliness. The video certainly complements Yellow Sun’s vivacious strumming, sun-kissed stomping energy. Yellow Sun is an irresistible slice of Crystal Fighter’s summery Iberian pop charm. Purchase/stream the single, here.

February 9, 2017

Some great news for stateside fans of Crystal Fighters has surfaced this week. The ever endearing folktronica, Balearic pop, and alt dance crew from London will be visiting us this spring in support of their third studio album Everything Is My Family. You can find details about the tour and tickets, here. The band has also shared an official video for album single Lay Low, an airy charming tune that was inspired by the passing of drummer Andrea Marongiu. Lay Low’s main chorus came from an impromptu backstage chant at one of their final shows together. There’s an inviting warmth to Lay Low. The effulgent jangler is “about looking after your friends and family” or “taking the time to try and leave a positive impact on earth everyday, as if it’s your last.” Crystal Fighters’ Everything Is My Family album is available via Spotify and iTunes.

October 4, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.29.2016 – 09.30.2016

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September 30, 2016
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Today brings splendid news for Crystal Fighters fans like me. The London based Balearic folk collective will be releasing their third album very soon! On October 21st, Everything Is My Family arrives on Play It Again Sam / [PIAS], and it includes this resplendent jam, Ways I Can’t Tell. The song, which premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, is a verdant mountain of uplifting alt dance. Crystal Fighters even spins us about with some drum and bass rolls on this lively spirited new tune. I’m so ready for a tropical electro-folk rave now, if such a thing even exists. 

August 19, 2016
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Featured music – August 17th, 2016

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August 18, 2016
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It’s with wide open arms that I welcome Crystal Fighters back. I can’t believe it’s been three years since their sophomore album Cave Rave, and new song All Night makes me realize how much I’ve missed their folktronica and alt dance. All Night is a festive blast of a ditty, a breezy suffusion of Crystal Fighters’ signature Basque and Balearic flavored dance pop. This laid back summer anthem is also the first taste from Crystal Fighters third album, due out this October. All Night is available now from iTunes.

September 5, 2014
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I have one more for you before I call the session, but it’s actually not one, but THREE great tracks. British Balearic pop band Crystal Fighters has been relatively quiet lately after the release of their incredibly catchy single Love Alight early this summer, but today, they unveiled NINE remixes of Love Alight. Count ‘em. NINE! And yours truly has listened through all nine of them and picked out a few to share with you. Don’t get me wrong, all nine remixes are amazingly good, each one carrying its own distinct style and mood, but here are a few that had me grooving just an inch more than the other ones for the moment. Stream the nu-disco French house remix by Parisian producer Jean Tonique above. Then, for a more chill, melodic vibe carrying plenty of blissful summer warmth (as if Crystal Fighters doesn’t already give us so much splendid amounts of that), stream the house remix by British duo Toyboy & Robin below. Last, though not least, Dutch producer GANZ gives us a future bass and trap rendition that, of course, is right up my alley. As for the original (still the best, by far), pick it up on iTunes, here.

September 5, 2014
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I have one more for you before I call the session, but it’s actually not one, but THREE great tracks. British Balearic pop band Crystal Fighters has been relatively quiet lately after the release of their incredibly catchy single Love Alight early this summer, but today, they unveiled NINE remixes of Love Alight. Count ‘em. NINE! And yours truly has listened through all nine of them and picked out a few to share with you. Don’t get me wrong, all nine remixes are amazingly good, each one carrying its own distinct style and mood, but here are a few that had me grooving just an inch more than the other ones for the moment. Stream the nu-disco French house remix by Parisian producer Jean Tonique above. Then, for a more chill, melodic vibe carrying plenty of blissful summer warmth (as if Crystal Fighters doesn’t already give us so much splendid amounts of that), stream the house remix by British duo Toyboy & Robin below. Last, though not least, Dutch producer GANZ gives us a future bass and trap rendition that, of course, is right up my alley. As for the original (still the best, by far), pick it up on iTunes, here.

June 20, 2014
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Like a warm ray of sunshine or a crisp breath of air on a stuffy afternoon, British Balearic folk pop band Crystal Fighters is here to brighten your day again with their buoyant, peppy, irresistible sounds. Love Alight is their brand new single, available now on iTunes. These guys have been brightening my days for a few years now with their feel good alternative dance music, having greatly enjoyed their albums Star Of Love and Cave Rave. Love Alight makes me want to get up and dance carelessly all over the room and right out the door. Accompany the bright track with Crystal Fighter’s new vivid video for the tune, below. Thank you, Crystal Fighters, for always imbuing everything with so much uplifting hope.

June 20, 2014
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Like a warm ray of sunshine or a crisp breath of air on a stuffy afternoon, British Balearic folk pop band Crystal Fighters is here to brighten your day again with their buoyant, peppy, irresistible sounds. Love Alight is their brand new single, available now on iTunes. These guys have been brightening my days for a few years now with their feel good alternative dance music, having greatly enjoyed their albums Star Of Love and Cave Rave. Love Alight makes me want to get up and dance carelessly all over the room and right out the door. Accompany the bright track with Crystal Fighter’s new vivid video for the tune, below. Thank you, Crystal Fighters, for always imbuing everything with so much uplifting hope.