Ladytron

Biography

Four identical figures stand on stage, blasting out edgy pop anthems with Teutonic flair and twisted outlook. This is Ladytron - a quartet composed of Helen Marnie, Daniel Hunt, Reuben Wu, and Mira Aroyo. They've taken the UK by storm, toured extensively throughout Europe, and are now prepared to bring their sound stateside with Light & Magic, their newest release on Emperor Norton Records. Forming by chance through meetings in bars and parks, they set out in an unusual way, ignoring London to play their debut show in a Paris bowling alley, and releasing their debut single, "He Took Her to a Movie," in mid-1999. Strange European dates followed in temporary spaces in east Berlin and to frenzied electrokids in Barcelona, slowly building a reputation as one of the most interesting new acts around, for lovers of the sounds and the songs alike. This skewed approach to crafting pop music has rewarded the group with overwhelming critical acclaim. Ladytron's UK debut single, "He Took Her To A Movie," was recorded for literally nothing. It was quickly picked up by British national radio, MTV2, and championed by the NME and other English magazines like Select, Melody Maker, and Sleaze Nation calling Ladytron "the most exciting new English band in years, by a long way." Their summer 2000 "Playgirl" single went even further, pre-empting the nascent electro movement, and drawing acclaim from the likes of Felix Da Housecat, who says Ladytron were a major influence on his hugely popular Kittenz and Thee Glitz album. As diverse as their nationalities and backgrounds may be - Mira (Sofia), Helen (Glasgow), Daniel and Reuben (Liverpool via Hong Kong) - the musical influences of Ladytron are possibly even more so. A listen to the tracks "Playgirl" from 2001's critically lauded debut full-length, 604 and "Commodore Rock," from the summer of 2000's EP of the same name, calls to mind electro, but at the same time, suggests a pop instinct and the melodic inspiration of Lee Hazelwood or Francoise Hardy.

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Ladytron - Ace Of Hz

29th March 2011 -

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As a tease to whet your appetite for the main event, the retrospective album 'Best Of 00-10' Ladytron are releasing a new single 'Ace Of Hz'. The track serves both as a stab in the...

Ladytron - Best Of 00-10

28th March 2011 -

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One question that won't come up in any music quizzes of the foreseeable future is the bafflingly unanswerable "Why aren't Ladytron one of the biggest bands in the world?" Nevertheless, as bemusing facts go, it...

Ladytron - The Witching Hour

15th June 2005 -

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Ladytron - Sugar - Video Stream

14th June 2005 -

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Ladytron - Evil

3rd July 2003 -

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12th February 2003 -

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31st October 2002 -

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Anwar

Ladytron evoca a los genios pioneros de los sintetizadores, con un sonido retro-vanguardista. Sin duda una exelente banda.

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