CRYSTAL FIGHTERS Return with brand-new track, ‘Manifest’ with Play It Again Sam, their first new music since 2019

signed to Play It Again Sam ⇥ PUBLISHED ON 28 June, 2023

Crystal Fighters, the part British and part Basque, part old and part new, part pop and part traditional band have today shared a new track, ‘Manifest’, their first new music since 2019’s Gaia and Friends album.


Very much a return to the signature Crystal Fighters sound, whilst being very relevant to now, Sebastian Pringle of the band said about the track, which is perfectly ripe  for summer:


‘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.” 


The track is taken from sessions from their forthcoming, as yet unannounced, 5th album, details of which will be revealed shortly. 


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 favourite contemporary digital artist, Marcelo Pinel.  


Watch the lyric video for ‘Manifest’:

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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! 


A massively successful live band internationally capable of filling arenas, Crystal Fighters will be announcing details of a full European tour shortly, in the meantime, they have a number of European festivals confirmed over the summer.


Currently made up of Sebastian Pringle (lead vocals, guitar), Gilbert Vie-rich (electronics, guitars, percussion) and Graham Dickson (guitar, txalaparta), the band released their debut album, Star Of Love in 2010. Releasing further albums Cave Rave (2013), Everything Is My Family (2016) & Gaia & Friends (2019), the band’s musical fusion and unique style has drawn support from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and 6Music while their contagiously joyous live shows have seen them play festivals, arenas and the odd cave  across  the globe.  As such they have built up an awe inspiring live following – their last U.K. saw in 2019 saw them headline a sold out Brixton Academy show, as well as filling the  WiZink Centre  in Madrid  and St Jordi in Barcelona. 

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