Charli XCX Converts Crystal Fighters’ ‘Wave’ Into Neon Syrup
'True Romance' starlet and Britney Spears collaborator reschedules U.S. tour
The last time we heard Charli XCX and production pal TWIN iDoL team up for a remix, they turned Lindstrøm’s upbeat “Fāār-i-kāāl” into a snapping, swaggering pop shadow of its former self. (This was a good thing.) Now they’ve added their drippy, neon touch to a more obscure track: “Wave,” by Crystal Fighters, the Spain via England folktronica quartet who specialize in a thing called Cave Rave.
The occasion? After postponing her U.S. tour to travel with Paramore, Charli XCX has rescheduled her stateside dates. The True Romance star will be sharing bills with Ryan Hemsworth’s pal LIZ (also a serious Backstreet Boys fan, it would seem) and synthpunk band Kitten (revisit “Like a Stranger). Most recently, Charli’s songwriting chops as heard on Iconapop’s “I Love It” landed her a spot contributing to the next Britney Spears record. In the meantime, Get wavy:
Charli XCX tour dates:
September 20 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester MEN Arena*
September 21 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Arena*
September 23 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham LG Arena*
September 24 – Nottingham, UK @ Nottingham Capital FM Arena*
September 27 – London, UK @ Wembley*
September 28 – London, UK @ Wembley*
October 5 – Vienna, Austria @ Waves Vienna Festival
October 27- Las Vegas, NM @ Life is Beautiful
October 29 – Portland, OR @ Star Theatre^!
October 30 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos^!
November 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s^$
November 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey^!
November 6 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas^$ (early show)
November 6 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas^$ (late show)
November 8 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar^$
November 9 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar^$
November 11 – Montreal, QB @ Sala Rosa^$
November 12 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair^!
November 13 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza^!
November 16 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall^!
November 18 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge^$
November 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl^$
November 20 – Orlando, FL @ Social^$
November 23 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds^$
November 24 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
November 25 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
November 30 – London, UK @ Islington Academy
* with Paramore
^ with Kitten
! with LIZ
$ with TWIN iDol