Today has been hella hot. And what better way to spend your time lying in the sun than with Crystal Fighters transporting you from your back garden to somewhere tropical?
I've been waiting for some tribal, exotic and just generally uplifting music ready for the summer and Crystal Fighters are just that. The band's magical combination of traditional Basque instruments, bass-driven rhythm and electronic synthesisers is so perfect for this gorgeous weather. Released in May 2013, their second album offers a range of diverse tracks that each capture the band's distinct sound; LA Calling just makes me want to bust some tribal moves, Love Natural makes you aware of the band's Spanish roots and These Nights showcases a delicious mix of light vocal harmonies with a drum and bass rhythm.
Wave, the first track from Cave Rave (and try to resist the urge to get up and dance around to this):
I implore you to listen to the album, it is so damn cheerful.