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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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The Latest Ladytron News

Christina Aguilera's 'bionic' Messed Up By Record Company?

28th March 2011

Christina Aguilera's collaborators claim her record company "f***ed up" her latest album.The singer worked with electronic act Ladytron on tracks...

Christina Aguilera Gets 'fresh And Sexy'

26th March 2010

Christina Aguilera's new album, 'Bionic' will have a "fresh, sexy feel". The 'Keeps Gettin' Better' singer said her long awaited...

Aguilera Recruits Electro-rockers For New Sound

12th February 2009

CHRISTINA AGUILERA is planning to completely revamp her pop sound and explore synth music - with the help of U.K....

Ladytron Forced To End Gig After Technical Hitch

19th May 2008

British band LADYTRON were forced to cut short a gig at London's Astoria on Thursday (15May08), when the venue's sound...

Creamfields Gets Increased Capacity

14th June 2007

Creamfields festival will benefit from a ten per cent increase in capacity this year to meet the demand for tickets...

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Ladytron Reviews

Ladytron - Ace Of Hz Single Review

29th March 2011

As a tease to whet your appetite for the main event, the retrospective album 'Best...

Ladytron - Best Of 00-10 Album Review

28th March 2011

One question that won't come up in any music quizzes of the foreseeable future is...

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Ladytron Festivals

Noise Pop Festival

25th February 2014


12th June 2014

Connect Music Festival

29th August 2008


22nd August 2014

Standon Calling

1st August 2014

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Ladytron Interviews

Ladytron - Interview

21st June 2005

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Anwar's picture


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

8 years 5 months ago
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