Crystal Castles bring Topman NME New Noise tour to London

Friendly Fires, Team Waterpolo and White Lies perform too

Crystal Castles performed a chaotic set in London tonight (May 14) as the Topman NME Noise Tour came to the capital.

The Toronto duo attracted a huge throng for their headline slot which saw singer Alice Glass, who was dressed in a black top, grey skirt and bright blue tights, writhing around the stage and throwing herself into the crowd on several occasions.

As the band arrived onstage, the fans launched a huge cluster of glowsticks into the air before the duo launched into their remix of Klaxons single ‘Atlantis To Interzone’.


Shrouded in a flashing strobe light, Glass later picked up one of the lights onstage and swung it round during a rousing rendition of single ‘Courtship Dating’.

During a chaotic version of crowd favourite ‘Alice Practice’ she also mounted a drum kit while the band went on to perform rare track ‘Baptism’ before closing the show with a remix of ‘It Fit When I Was Kid’ by Liars.

Crystal Castles played:

‘Atlantis To Interzone (remix)’





‘Air War’

‘Courtship Dating’

‘Alice Practice’

‘Black Panther’

‘It Fit When I Was A Kid (remix)’

Kicking off the evening earlier were West London gloom rockers White Lies who welcomed early revellers with new single ‘Unfinished Business’ and ‘Death’.

Next up were Preston four-piece Team Waterpolo who performed to an energetic crowd some of whom were dressed in glow shades.

The band later played forthcoming single ‘Square One’, ‘So Called Summer’ and ‘Problematic Girls’.

Friendly Fires then got the crowd dancing to the likes of ‘On Board’, ‘Paris’ and Photobooth’ which saw singer Ed Macfarlane smashing a cowbell.

The Topman NME New Noise Tour wraps up at Stoke Sugarmill tomorrow night (May 15).