Alright. So, one of the biggest music stories this week is the demise of crazy, electro-fuelled, JD-swigging, Crystal Castles. This is a shame, Ethan and Alice have been a great duo for the last 11 years since they formed back in 2004 over in Toronto, releasing three top, consistent studio albums in ‘I’, ‘II’ and ‘III’, the latter being my personal favourite.
Looking at Twitter, it looks like there is a lot of upset CC fans out there, crying out for Alice not to leave and to keep making music but let’s be honest, she needs a bit of a break.
She hasn’t been sober for the last decade, drinking a bottle of Jack Daniel’s on stage with her at pretty much every show. I remember seeing them at Leeds Festival 2012 on the main stage, (which wasn’t the best environment for their music to be quite honest) and she was completely fucked off her nut, throwing the empty bottle into the crowd afterwards. Not only was that really fucking dangerous but it was also quite worrying. I feel for the woman. I don’t want to jump to conclusions but I have a feeling that she couldn’t handle the pressure any more, hence her parting.
Anyway, good luck to both of them. At the end of the day, they’re both great musicians and I believe Alice’s plan is in fact to go solo, so I look forward to hearing her solo work.