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Crystal Fighters

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SXSW 2010

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www.crystalfighters.com

Crystal Fighters are a British/Spanish electronic band who formed in London, UK in 2007. Their debut album Star of Love was released on 4 October 2010 to critical acclaim via the band’s own label Zirkulo.

The BBC called it an “assured, sporadically thrilling first shot” while Artrocker said “this lot really are a rare talent that you’d be foolish to ignore.” Mojo Magazine gave the album 4 out of 5, stating “there’s a thrilling carnival atmosphere to Star of Love…unique and highly moreish”. The Fly called it “a record as high in energy and delightfully messy as their now notorious live performances”

The collection of songs explores the themes in singer Stockley’s grandfather’s writings. Themes include the unfathomable mystery of the universe, the turbulent journey towards being at peace with death, the triumph of love, and the omnipotence of the sun. “Star Of Love” is actually a backronym for SOL, the Spanish word for “sun”. Each song tells a story, both sonically and aurally, and each story has its cryptic connections with the dark and tormented world of the original opera.

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