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)
CRYSTAL FIGHTERS SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER TOUR
- 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