Rockers Crystal Castles have split because frontwoman Alice Glass wants to pursue a solo career.

The electro duo, consisting of Glass and producer Ethan Kath, formed in 2004 and released their last album in 2012.

On Wednesday (08Oct14), the singer announced her departure citing "professional and personal" reasons, writing on, "I am leaving Crystal Castles. My art and my self-expression in any form has always been an attempt towards sincerity, honesty, and empathy for others. For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within Cc. Although this is the end of the band, I hope my fans will embrace me as a solo artist in the same way they have embraced Crystal Castles."