Alice Glass hits out at Ethan Kath’s decision to continue Crystal Castles without her

Former frontwoman describes her former bandmate as "manipulative" and promises new music of her own

Alice Glass has reacted to Ethan Kath’s decision to continue as Crystal Castles without her and defended her role and contribution within the group.

Crystal Castles returned earlier this week with Kath releasing new song ‘Frail’ alongside a statement in which he claimed Glass, who left the band in October 2014, did not contribute lyrics or vocals to some of their biggest songs.

Glass has now hit back at Kath, sending a series of tweets defending herself and her contribution to Crystal Castles music. In one of the messages she wrote: “Manipulative statements about my contributions to the band only reinforce the decision I made to move on to other things”

See Alice Glass’s tweets below:

http://storify.com/nmemagazine/alice-glass-reacts-to-crystal-castles-return

In a statement accompanying ‘Frail’, Kath initially wrote: “I wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavors. I think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. It should be rewarding for her considering she didn’t appear on Crystal Castles’ best known songs, (she’s not on ‘Untrust Us’. ‘Not In Love’, ‘Vanished’, ‘Crimewave’, ‘Vietnam’, ‘Magic Spells’, ‘Knights’, ‘Air War’, ‘Leni’, ‘Lovers Who Uncover’, ‘Violent Youth’, ‘Reckless’, ‘Year of Silence’, ‘Intimate’, ‘1991’, ‘Good Time’, ‘Violent Dreams’ etc.). People often gave her credit for my lyrics and that was fine, I didn’t care.”

This was subsequently edited to read: “I wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavors. I think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. It should be rewarding for her.”

Listen to ‘Frail’ below, now.

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Crystal Castles formed in Toronto in 2004 and went on to release three studio LPs – 2008’s ‘(i)’, 2010’s ‘(ii) and 2012’s ‘(iii)’. During their career, the band worked with Cure frontman Robert Smith on 2010 single ‘Not In Love’ and also took part in the NME Awards Tour in 2011 alongside Magnetic Man, The Vaccines and Everything Everything.

Their last show together was on October 4, 2013 in Mexico.