Bringing a progressive agglomeration of Basque-influenced folk, electronic synthetic beats and unparalleled vocals to the forefront of European music through their infamous live shows and rigorous tour schedule, the East London-based five-some of fury Crystal Fighters are absolutely killing it.
With their first single official "Xtatic Truth", released on Parisian powerhouse, Kitsune, last week, the band is gearing up for more brain busting to come, especially with the release of their first full length later this year. Last year, the group gained fame with their Internet smash "I Love London", voted in Mixmag’s Top 100 Records for 2008 -- the only unreleased single in the top 100 -- and with a stellar session at Radio 1 Live Session for Rob da Bank. If these tracks don’t make you want to rip your shirt off and dive into a sweaty sea of beautiful people and glistening gems, I don’t know what will.
Crystal Fighters - "Xtatic Truth"
Crystal Fighters - "I Love London" [via Pinglewood]
By Sarah Zellweger