Today I was on the train when Alice announced Crystal Castles have broken up, straight away I went into a full break down, ended up crying on ground in the middle of Glasgow and I honestly don’t think I have ever been this upset or cried like that. Crystal Castles have meant so much to me for years, they have done so much for me and I honestly don’t give a fuck about anyone who gives me shit for talking about them too much or saying it’s just a band, they have been a way of coping for years, they were (and still are) one of the most important things in my life, the night I saw them was the best night of my life, they made me feel so many things all at once, the euphoria I get from Crystal Castles is unimaginable, I met my best friend through Crystal Castles, I met so many amazing people, they inspired me to start making music of my own and made me feel so empowered that I genuinely felt like I could do anything, I have never identified with something so much or felt like I belonged to something as much as with CC. I remember when I first discovered them and overwhelmed I was. It’s obvious that Crystal Castles is very related to self destruction and I related to that a lot, I have gotten a lot better over the past year or so and I know Alice has also, she left because she no longer felt her heart was in it and I know that only means she’s gotten better too, I feel like this isn’t just a new start for Alice and Ethan but also myself, I will always, always love CC, and I will always be grateful for everything they did for me and will continue to do. Alice is happy now and I’m glad she’s happy and isn’t carrying on with something that is no longer an honest expression of herself, she has Jupe now, you can tell she’s happy, and that is what I am happiest about, even if it means Crystal Castles have come to an end.

Thank you Alice and Ethan, you guys have done more for me than you could ever imagine.

Andrew Jackson Jihad - 3rd October 2014, Glasgow

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The Front Bottoms - 27th August 2014, Glasgow

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