After a two-year hiatus the electronic folk group Crystal Fighters are back with their brilliant new album Everything is My Family. Just looking at the album, the cover art is stunning and a visual representation of the organised mess that lies ahead.
Despite being an album more suited for the festival season than the festive season the lead single All Night is a perfect reminder of why the band are so popular.
Considering this is the band’s third album some may argue they are yet to experiment with a different sound but Everything is My Family is a clear reminder that if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! It is clear the album is heavily influenced by the band’s travels over the last few years; it is bursting with energy from start to finish with standout tracks including Yellow Song and In Your Arms. The timing for such an upbeat, summery album may be completely wrong but the track Good Girls is sure to be a song of summer 2017.
The final track on the album Lay Low is a beautiful tribute to the band’s late drummer Andrea Marongiu who tragically passed away in 2014. In a statement released by the band they described the song as ‘a reminder of how short our time here is and to appreciate everyone and everything, while projecting as much positivity as possible on Earth’.
The band will be touring the UK throughout November so be sure to catch them for some festival feels this winter.