Alice Glass of Crystal Castles is known for her outspoken views on social inequality, music, fashion and consumerism. Read our Top Ten Quotes from Alice Glass below and catch her tomorrow night at the Check Yo Ponytail 2 Three Year Anniversary show at the Echoplex!
“We like to use sounds that annoy people. Especially in the earlier songs, like “xxzxcuzx me” — that was just to annoy everyone. It’s really strange when people tell us it’s their favourite song.”
“I just kind of zone out when I perform.”
“My look is more grandmother’s leftovers than heroin chic.”
“I’m not even sure I know what I look like. We never videotape stuff, so we don’t know what we look like onstage. We’ve tried getting friends to films us, but they’re always so drunk that they just end up filming their feet or something.”
“As a lyricist, I can relate to bands like Crisis and Crass who always tried to inform the masses of injustices in the modern world. But I also want to write poetry.”
“I think there’s to much emphasis on objects anyways. They are personified to a ridiculous degree. Most products are overpriced and made with the blood of foreign factory workers. We wouldn’t want to compromise our art by forcing you to think of certain brands as you listen to us.”
“I think a lot of kids are more sexualised now than they were years ago and I’m not sure it’s a coincidence. Like f**king Katy Perry spraying people with her f**king dick, her f**king cum gun coming on f**king children. And little girls, like six-year-old girls wearing a shirt with ‘I wanna see your [pea] cock’ on it”