Crystal Castles Biography

Crystal Castles is an experimental electronic music band from the province of Ontario consisting of producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass. Crystal Castles are known for their chaotic live shows and their low-fi melancholic home productions. To listen to Crystal Castles "is to be cast adrift in a vortex of deafening pain without a safety net. You get the feeling you could do anything in the world, but that 'anything' would ultimately mean nothing. Crystal Castles marks a nuanced emotional territory that dance music never covered before." (BBC).

They have also been described as "the kind of music that you just want to follow like a cult, or hate, with every fibre of your being."

The band's debut album was included in the "Top 50 Greatest Albums of the Decade" by NME Magazine, placing at number 39.

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Crystal Castles announce October UK tour and ticket details

Ethan and Alice set for 10-date gig run

  • May 4, 2010

Crystal Castles to rush-release new album on Friday (April 23)

Self-titled second album had been set for June release

  • Apr 20, 2010

Crystal Castles announce North American tour details

Electro duo to hit the road in August

  • Apr 14, 2010

Crystal Castles announce new album details and Glastonbury festival slot

Self-titled second album for June release

  • Apr 13, 2010

Crystal Castles announce comeback single details

Band for vinyl-only return in April

  • Mar 30, 2010

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Affection

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Sad Eyes

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Courtship Dating

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Courtship Dating

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Crystal Castles Reviews

Album Review: Crystal Castles - 'Crystal Castles' (Fiction)

Album Review: Crystal Castles - 'Crystal Castles' (Fiction)

Radio playlisted, exploring their spiritual side – have the digipunk pinups gone soft? No fear...

  • May 3, 2010

Crystal Castles, Metronomy, The Big Pink/Lele [Speaks]

The electro-punk noise marauders and their new friends bring the (white) noise to the capital. Electric Ballroom (September 18)

  • Oct 3, 2008

Topman NME New Noise Tour 2008

Death disco + party-startin' punk + sunshine pop + widescreen majesty = a perfect opening night. Carling Academy, Oxford (May 2)

  • May 15, 2008

Crystal Castles

An astonishing debut from the Canadian digital noiseniks

  • May 2, 2008

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Courtship Dating

  • Mar 28, 2008

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