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Ladytron

Formed 1999.
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Ladytron - Interview with Stuart Maconie

Ladytron's Reuben and Danny talk to Stuart about their new single and album.

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Biography

Ladytron are an electronic band formed in Liverpool in 1999. The group consists of Helen Marnie (lead vocals, synthesizers), Mira Aroyo (vocals, synthesizers), Daniel Hunt (synthesizers, guitar, vocals) and Reuben Wu (synthesizers).

Their sound blends electropop with new wave and shoegazing elements. Ladytron described their sound as "electronic pop". Some of the group's songs performed by Aroyo contain lyrics written in her native Bulgarian.

Their name was taken from the song "Ladytron" by Roxy Music. According to Brian Eno, once a member of Roxy Music, Ladytron are "the best of English pop music".

Ladytron have released five studio albums so far: 604 (2001), Light & Magic (2002), Witching Hour (2005), Velocifero (2008) and Gravity the Seducer (2011). They also issued the live album Live at London Astoria 16.07.08 in 2009 and the compilation album Best of 00–10 in 2011.

They have produced remixes for many artists, including David Gahan, Goldfrapp, Apoptygma Berzerk, Placebo, Blondie, Gang of Four, Christina Aguilera, Bloc Party, Kings of Convenience, Indochine, She Wants Revenge, Simian, Nine Inch Nails, SONOIO and Soulwax.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Gravity the Seducer

    Gravity the Seducer 2011

    Reviewed by Jaime Gill
    There are moments of beguiling brilliance on this fifth studio effort.
  2. Review of Best of 00-10

    Best of 00-10 2011

    Reviewed by Garry Mulholland
    Liverpool synth-pop four-piece unveil an attractive best-of set.
  3. Review of Velocifero

    Velocifero 2008

    Reviewed by Michael Quinn
    If there's any justice, Velocifero will catapult Ladytron out of their decade-long...
  4. Review of Light & Magic

    Light & Magic

    Reviewed by Bren O'Callaghan
    The result is an angular, utopian soundscape. Ladytron build upon an existing...
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