There isn't a band you can compare to Crystal Fighters
. They have a sound that is as magical and unique as the story of how the band formed.
Crystal Fighters owe the band's name and early inspirations to the discovery of an unfinished opera penned by vocalist Laure Stockley's deceased grandfather. The opera - written in a diary that Stockley found in her grandfather's Basque countryside - was taken back to the other members of the band and their fascination with his work led to Crystal Fighters' first album, Star Of Love.
Crystal Fighters used the diary as inspiration to dive into Basque culture, which expanded to discovering many different styles and sounds from around the world. They used their mutual love for dance, hip-hop, Bossa Nova, reggae and electronic grooves and mixed in the elements of the Costa Rican jungle where frontman Sebastian Pringle lived for 6 months. Crystal Fighters melting pot of genres mixed with their "spread love and acceptance" creates a spiritual experience of infectious energy.
Last year, Crystal Fighters released their third album, Everything Is Family
, and the band recently stopped by our Baeble office for an intimate session full of infectious energy and positive vibes. Watch for it to drop this Thursday!
In the meantime, check out our session with Crystal Fighters from 2012 below.