CRYSTAL CASTLES (CA)
Friday 05.07.13 - 01:30 - Arena
With an arsenal of old analogue synthesizers, Canadian band Crystal Castles paint beautiful images of a cold world.
Ethan Kath and Alice Glass both come from a background in punk. They inject the energy into their trance-inspired electronica. Glass is in front – one moment angry and shrill, the next fervently sighing.
The band has turned down the shock effects from the early albums – and the latest, III, shows a triumphant greatness in the music.
What is left is a violently beating heart and an insistence that although the world may be relentless, the sound of it can still be beautiful as a snow queen.
Crystal Castles have toured almost non-stop past couple of years. Expect a band in great form hitting Roskilde this summer.
Label: Fiction / Universal
Band schedule is ready in May
Roskilde Festival releases the time schedule in May, if everything works out at least somewhat according to plan.
We don’t do it until then to make the best schedule possible for our audience. When we, for various reasons, are forced to make changes late in the process, we have a better chance at putting together a programme that considers both the spreading of genres, the performer's touring plans and safety at the festival.