Crystal Castles' Alice Glass: 'The mainstream hates women'

Singer hits out at artists like Katy Perry who, she says, 'sell sex to children'

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Crystal Castles' Alice Glass has hit out at against a mainstream media which she says "hates women".

"We need an army because the mainstream hates women," Glass says in this week's NME, which is on newsstands from today and available digitally.

"I think a lot of kids are more sexualised now than they were now than they were years ago and I'm not sure it's a coincidence," she says. "Like fucking Katy Perry spraying people with her fucking dick, her fucking cum gun coming on fucking children. And little girls, like six-year-old girls wearing a shirt with 'I wanna see your [pea] cock' on it"

She added: "Don't prey on vulnerable people like that. Don't encourage little girls to get dressed up, to have cupcakes on their tits to get people to lick them off 'cos that's what you're insinuating."

Glass also said that if Mitt Romney won the forthcoming US presidential election it would "take women back decades". "Even now some of the abortion clinics have been shut down and it's putting women in danger. They've got to cross the border into Mexico to get abortions. And that hasn't happened since the '60s," she says.

Crystal Castles are set to release their third album '(III)' on November 12. The LP was recorded in Warsaw and mixed in London with band member Ethan Kath on production duties. It is the follow-up to 2010's 'II'.

To read the full interview with Crystal Castles, pick up a copy of this week's NME, which will hit newsstands today and is also available digitally.

Crystal Castles will tour the UK this November. The tour comprises six shows, kicking off at Birmingham's HMV Institute on November 22 and ending at Manchester Academy on November 28. The run of shows also includes dates in Norwich, Glasgow, Leeds and a big gig at London's O2 Academy Brixton.

To check the availability of Crystal Castles tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.




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