London based indie pop/indie rock/electronic band Crystal Fighters have shared their new single “Manifest“.
The song is out now and is the first taste of their forthcoming new album (TBA), the follow-up to 2019’s Gaia & Friends. Grab it here.
Speaking about it, the band’s vocalist Sebastian Pringle says:
“‘Manifest’ is about manifesting your destiny. We were in the studio on a cold rainy day in London wondering when we might be on the beach sipping a coconut again, and this song was born.”
Very much drawing their influences from Basque culture and mythology, this informs their sound, artwork and visuals, including the cover for “Manifest” which was designed by the band’s favorite contemporary digital artist, Marcelo Pinel. The band said about the artwork:
Continuing our quest of combining the old with the new, Marcelo created us a cyber mystic depiction of a ‘Txatxo’. These mythical Basque beings wake Mother Nature up after winter. “Manifest” is a song about manifesting your destiny. This solitary technicolour Txatxo is sitting on a log contemplating their own destiny. Marcelo’s piece tickles the senses, while reminding us of how epic and mysterious this experience on Earth really is.. just how we like it!
Watch a lyric video below.
Crystal Fighters Upcoming Live Dates
15 July – Rockland Art Festival – SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA, ES
16 July – Benicàssim Festival – BENICASSIM, ES
06 Aug – Menorca Music Festival – RECINTE FIRAL DES MERCADEL, ES
07 Aug – 61 Porta Ferrada – SANT FELIU DE GUIXOIS, ES
12 Aug – Fest Festival – ESPINHO, PL
08 Sept – Nachiños Festival – FERROL, ES
Crystal Fighters formed in London, United Kingdom in 2007. They are Sebastian Pringle (lead vocals, guitar), Gilbert Vie-rich (electronics, guitars, percussion) and Graham Dickson (guitar, txalaparta). Sebastian and Gilbert were old friends, while Gilbert and Graham met through various parties.
Their debut album, Star Of Love came out in 2010. Releasing further albums Cave Rave (2013), Everything Is My Family (2016) & Gaia & Friends (2019), Crystal Fighters’ style is a fusion of genres – fast progressive dance music joined by the melodies and dances of traditional Basque folk, alongside synthesisers, bass-driven wonk-funk, with beats fuelled by early 80s Spanish punk and experimental electronica from bands such as Aviador Dro, Las Vulpes and Dulce Venganza.