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Helen Marnie

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Helen Lindsay Marnie (born in 1978 in Glasgow, Scotland), also known for her solo project as Marnie, is the lead vocalist and one of the songwriters and keyboardists of the band Ladytron. She started a solo career in 2012 and self-released her debut solo album Crystal World on 11 June 2013.

Marnie is a classically trained pianist. She studied music at the University of Liverpool where she received a Bachelor of Arts in pop music in 1999. She was influenced by artists such as Kate Bush, Maria Callas, and Joni Mitchell.

In the summer of 1999, the Liverpudlian producers and DJs Daniel Hunt and Reuben Wu met the students Helen Marnie (through various DJ gigs) and Mira Aroyo (through a mutual friend). Sharing similar interests in music, they formed the electronic band Ladytron in the same year. Since then, Marnie is the lead singer of the band, and also plays synthesizers and contributes to songwriting.

Using the stage name of Marnie, she started in 2012 a solo career. On 29 May 2013, Marnie premiered the music video directed by Michael Sherrington for her debut single as solo artist, “The Hunter”.

Marnie self-released through PledgeMusic her debut solo album Crystal World on 11 June 2013. The album was produced in 2012 in Reykjavik, Iceland by her band mate Daniel Hunt in collaboration with the Icelandic musician Barði Jóhannsson.

Official sites: www.helenmarnie.com | www.ladytron.com

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