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

Crystal Castles - 'Crystal Castles' (Fiction)

Polarising is what copyright infringers, fan-bottlers and surly bastards Crystal Castles do best. So it was only a matter of time before they polarised themselves. Recorded in a church in Iceland, a garage in Detroit and a log cabin in Ontario,...

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

Crystal Castles, Metronomy, The Big Pink/Lele...

To truly understand the steely grip in which Crystal Castles hold the hearts and minds of UK youth, you need to be up front tonight, shoved against the wall, beaten out the way by writhing teenage girls who mirror their every twitch, jerk and...

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Topman NME New Noise Tour 2008

Topman NME New Noise Tour 2008

New noise. It’s not a description you could level at many bands. You could lock The Pigeon Detectives in a room with a supercomputer, a box of screaming goblins and an orchestra of Ghanaian neck-trumpets and they’d still come out with gumboot...

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Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles

“I like to piss people off,” Alice Glass told NME back in February. “We want people to feel nauseous.” It was a mission statement which Crystal Castles have fulfilled. And then some. Their debut seven-inch, ‘Alice Practice’,...

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Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles

It’s a rare band that doesn’t mellow a little with age, lose some of the rough edges and raw spirit of their earliest singles and develop new nuances and subtleties. ‘Courtship Dating’ is a calmer, more sensual record than their debut...

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Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles

Their name may conjure up images of Jim Morrison wandering the arctic tundra in search of The Golden Compass, but judging by ‘Air War’, Crystal Castles’ mission is far more sinister. Having just completed a tour which resulted in “fan...

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