Debut album approaches

Gypsy-folk meets electronica on the debut album by East London five piece Crystal Fighters.

Dance music is a vibrant, mutating form which seems to carve out new genres on a daily basis. Well, today is Tuesday to allow ClashMusic to introduce Crystal Fighters: Gypsy-folk meets electronica.

Named after a lost opera, Crystal Fighters inherited the music of the Basque region as their birthright. Blending its otherworldly melodies with some pulsating dance music, the five piece have been making noises across London and beyond since last year.

Last year the free download 'I Love London' became a viral sensation, attracting the attention of major labels. Settling down to record their debut album the results are set to be released over the summer.

Crystal Fighters will release their debut album 'Star Of Love' on September 13th. One of the year's most surprising and inventive first offerings, it captures the joyous energy of the London group's live show.

Before then, however, fans can grab the new single 'In The Summer'. Sure, it might be raining outside the ClashMusic office but with this three minute slice of Basque-folk-dance the clouds are parted and the sun shines down.

The band have launched a new British tour, which blends headline slots with festival appearances. Crystal Fighters are due to play at the Isle Of Wight, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and more.

Grab your copy of 'In The Summer' below...


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