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The war started on October 8 2014. Posting on Facebook, Alice Glass announced she was leaving Crystal Castles, dissolving the headachey electronic duo she joined as a 16-year-old punk in…

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When Ethan Kath and Alice Glass first came together in 2004, like two strains of the same disease, it’s unlikely they ever imagined themselves being where they are now. The…

In 2006, after toiling for some years in a dire rock’n’roll band called Kill Cheerleader, Ethan Kath swapped his guitar for some keyboards, recruited an 18-year-old named Alice Glass from…

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“There’s no departure. We like how we sound. We don’t wanna change.” So said Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath in NME two weeks ago, about his as-yet-untitled new album – and…

In the wet and heavy early morning Barcelona air, a humid mist of fresh sweat and skunk smog drifts across the assembled congregation of Euro crusties and bedraggled ravers. The…

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…

“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…

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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.…

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…