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Alice Glass smashes Crystal Castles

By | Published on Thursday 9 October 2014

Crystal Castles

Shattering news: Alice Glass of Canada’s Crystal Castles is leaving Canada’s Crystal Castles to follow her solo dreams, so there… deal with it.

Writing a perhaps slightly barbed confirmation of her exit via FB yesterday, Glass said: “My art and my self-expression in any form has always been an attempt towards sincerity, honesty, and empathy for others. For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within CC”.

She added that: “Although this is the end of the band, I hope my fans will embrace me as a solo artist in the same way they have embraced Crystal Castles”.

Whilst neither Glass nor her CC collaborator Ethan Kass – who began the band in 2003, bringing Glass in on ‘vox’ in 2005 – have made any solo records so far, they have both traded off the Crystal Castles name to advertise recent solo DJ sets. So that’s one thing they still have in common.