Alice Practice

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Alice Practice
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EP by
ReleasedJuly 9, 2006 (2006-07-09)
GenreElectropunk, experimental, chiptune
LabelMerok Records
Crystal Castles chronology
Alice Practice
Doe Deer
Professional ratings
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Drowned in Sound[1]

Alice Practice is the debut EP from Crystal Castles, released on Merok Records on 9 July 2006. The release was limited to 500 copies on 7" vinyl and sold out in three days.

The title track, "Alice Practice", was claimed to be a soundcheck secretly recorded by the sound engineer before the band launched into a five-song recording session in 2005.[2][3] This story has since been denied by Alice Glass, who claimed that this was untrue and that Ethan Kath fictionalised the story to minimise her input into the band.[4] Crystal Castles later performed "Alice Practice" on an episode of the British television series Skins. After being featured on the show, demand for the Alice Practice EP grew rapidly.[5] In October 2011, NME rated the song number 29 on its list of "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[6]

The track "Air War" garnered attention from prominent indie website Pitchfork Media. The track "Dolls" is exclusive to the Alice Practice EP and is not available on any other official release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Alice Practice" – 2:16
  2. "Dolls" – 1:33
  3. "Air War" – 2:28
  4. "Love and Caring" – 2:20


  1. ^ "Drowned in Sound". Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ Indie introduction read 2010-06-11
  3. ^ Gillen, Kieron. "Crystal Castles Interview". Plan B magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2010-06-11.
  4. ^ "Alice Glass Statement". Archived from the original on February 17, 2022. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  5. ^ ""Air War"/ "Lovers Who Uncover (Little Ones Remix)" [MP3s]". Archived from the original on 2007-05-05. Retrieved 2007-04-08.
  6. ^ "150 Best Tracks Of The Past 15 Years". NME. Retrieved 2016-05-13.

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