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TUE 25 JAN @ 7:15PM
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CRYSTAL CASTLES 9.45 PM / GOLD FIELDS 8.45 PM / THA TRUTH & CHAPPELLE SHOW (DJ’S) 7.15 PM / DOORS 7.15 PM
At a time when originality is on the brink of extinction, Crystal Castles has provided a much-needed hit of innovation into the collapsing veins of a music scene experiencing creative withdrawals. With their eclectic brand of avant-garde, electronic, pop-noise, the duo deliver an unadulterated racket that lies somewhere in the middle and to the left of ecstasy, agony, clarity and confusion.
Although they’re not the first band in recent times to have created such a flurry of curiosity, unlike many of their burgeoning counterparts for which the attention has proven to be a bullet to the back of their careers, Crystal Castles has been able to sustain the acid fascination of critics, fans and peers alike.
Any doubt that the duo could sustain their early success was shelved when the band released their second album ‘Crystal Castles (II)’ in April this year. A darker, more subtle take on the electro, anti-social sentiments of their debut.
Their inimitable sound has inspired remixes from a myriad of diverse artists such as Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Memory Tapes (Dayve Hawk), Bear In Heaven and No Age. Likewise, Crystal Castles themselves have remixed tracks from some of the biggest and most acclaimed artists in music today including The Klaxons, Bloc Party and White Lies. Most recently, Kath and Glass teamed up with icon and legend Robert Smith of The Cure to record a new version of ‘Not in Love’.
Live, Crystal Castles are renowned for brutal and uncompromising performances. At the 2008 Glastonbury festival, organizers were forced to temporarily pull the plug on the duo when Glass climbed onto the rigging. ‘Like touching your tongue on the tip of a battery, Crystal Castles are electrifying. It’s that simple.’ - Faster Louder