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Crystal Fighters: "Separator"

The Basque music pioneers are back and as thrilling as ever.

Basque music pioneers, Crystal Fighters, return with more of the upbeat-to-the-point-of-hysteria, folk-fuelled style that made their debut LP, Star of Love, so endearing. "Separator" is the first track to be taken from their forthcoming album Cave Rave and while it captures that kinda perma-carnival atmosphere folk we've become accustomed to with them, it also sounds like the dudes have been getting a little bit more experimental with electronica, distorting vocals and adding bleeps and synths to their meld of traditional Basque instruments. Smart move, guys.


Cave Rave and will be released via Zirkulo/ PIAS on May 27th

3rd May – Murcia, Spain – SOS 4.8 Festival (Tickets)

17th May – Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso (sold out)

21st May – Paris, France - La Machine (Tickets)

22nd May – Brussels, Belgium – AB (Tickets)

23rd May – London, UK - Koko (sold out)

24th May – Berlin, Germany - Lido (sold out)

25th May – Warsaw, Poland - Palladium (sold out)

1st June - San Diego, CA, US – Casbah (Tickets)

4th June - Los Angeles, CA, US - El Rey (Tickets)

5th June - San Francisco, CA, US - Great American Music Hall (Tickets)

7th June - Portland, OR, US – Holocene (Tickets)

8th June - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Electric Owl (Tickets)

9th June - Seattle, WA, US - The Crocodile (Tickets)

11th June - Salt Lake City, UT, US - Urban Lounge (Tickets)

12th June - Denver, CO, US - Larimer Lounge (Tickets)

14th June - Chicago, IL, US - Lincoln Hall (Tickets)

15th June - Toronto, ON, Canada - The Hoxton (Tickets)

17th June – Montreal, QC, Canada - SAT (Tickets)

18th June - Cambridge, MA, US - The Sinclair (Tickets)

19th June - New York, NY, US - Webster Hall (Tickets)

6th September – San Sebastian, Spain – Kutxa Kultur Festibala (Tickets)

9th September – Madrid, Spain – But (Tickets)

11th September – Valencia, Spain - LA 3 (Tickets)

12th September – Barcelona, Spain - Pepe Jeans singular music festival at Apolo Sal (Tickets)

14th September – Santiago, Spain – Capitol (Tickets)

28th October – Renne, France – Ubu (Tickets)


29th October – Paris, France – Bataclan (Tickets)

30th October – Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao (Tickets)

1st November – Amsterdam, Holland - Heineken Music Hall (Tickets)

3rd November – Hamburg, Germany - Ubel and Gefarlich (Tickets)

4th November – Koln, Germany - Live Music Hall (Tickets)

5th November – Frankfurt, Germany - Sankt Peter (Tickets)

6th November – Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex Klub (Tickets)

7th November – Dornbirn, Austria - Conrad Sohm (Tickets)

8th November – Munich, Germany – Theaterfabrik (Tickets)

9th November – Berlin, Germany – Astra (Tickets)

11th November – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola (Tickets)

12th November – Krakow, Poland – Studio (Tickets)

13th November – Budapest, Hungary - A38 (Tickets)

14th November – Prague, Czech Republic - Meet Factory (Tickets)

15th November – Vienna, Austria – Arena (Tickets)

16th November – Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse (Tickets)

18th November – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks (Tickets)

19th November – Strasbourg, France – Laterie (Tickets)

21st November – Brighton, UK - Concorde 2 (Tickets)

22nd November – London, UK - Brixton Academy (Tickets)

23rd November – Manchester, UK - Academy 2 (Tickets)

25th November – Leeds, UK – Stylus @ Leeds University (Tickets)

26th November – Glasgow, UK – Arches (Tickets)

27th November – Newcastle, UK - Newcastle University (Tickets)

28th November – Liverpool, UK - East Village Arts Club (Tickets)

29th November – Bristol, UK – Trinity (Tickets)

30th November – Birmingham, UK – Institute (Tickets)