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Crystal Castles is a Canadian electronic music group formed in in Toronto , Ontario, by songwriter-producer Ethan Kath and singer-songwriter Alice Glass. The current band members are Ethan Kath and Edith Frances. Crystal Castles are known for their chaotic live shows and lo-fi melancholic homemade productions. They released many limited vinyl singles between and before releasing a trilogy of critically acclaimed albums between and Producer Kath and vocalist Glass first collaborated in on the track "Alice Practice", a proof-of-concept which was initially shelved for six months. After being posted online, this track garnered attention and the duo decided to re-form for a formal release.
New Crystal Castles singer Edith Frances gives her first-ever interview to Rolling Stone, discussing how she joined the band and what it's been like to step in for Alice Glass. No other publication has spoken to Frances, until now. A long way from her home state of Iowa, the year-old was couch-surfing in L. While on tour in Europe, the singer discussed her very first tour, paranormal activity and Black Flag. Where are you tonight? Your Internet presence is very … scarce. You know, I thought about making my Tumblr public, boosting my Internet presence. Have you ever gone on tour or played in any other bands before?
The singer found fame with the electro band before leaving and accusing her ex-bandmate of nonconsensual sex and controlling behaviour. Here, she talks about her decision to go public. Her kitchen resembles a graveyard of dead flowers; she is annoyed that her living black lilies never droop when she is looking. There is a fake Goya on the way down to her basement studio, where skulls surround the drums. A spider crawls out of the toilet roll when I use her bathroom. It is probably not part of the decor. Glass is less macabre: there is a tattoo of Bambi on her thigh. She loved the royal wedding.