Crystal Fighters – Follow

We’re constantly swimming against the tide of new music, being swamped by it all the time, being told who we should or shouldn’t look out for. A lot of these bands aren’t anything new, but Crystal Fighters have leapt out of the waves and proved themselves as a standout band of 2010. Their sound is genuinely interesting, echoing the likes of Foals and 2010 counterparts Everything Everything, but giving it a distinctly folk feel. “Follow” mixes hypnotic chanting and that folk tinge with a latin-American vibe that sets it apart from the competition.

With an amazing stop-motion video thrown into the mix, Crystal Fighters may well have made one of the most beguiling underground hits of this year.

“Follow/Swallow” is out now on the Kitsune label. Crystal Fighters’ debut album “Star of Love” is released on 4th October. Catch them on their upcoming UK tour (dates below video)


  • SEPT 29: Start the Bus, Bristol
  • SEPT 30: XOYO, London
  • OCT 1: Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
  • OCT 2: The Plug, Sheffield
  • OCT 8: HMV Institute, Birmingham
  • OCT 9: The Other Rooms, Newcastle
  • OCT 14: In The City, Manchester
  • OCT 15: O2 Academy, Liverpool