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Liverpool, England (1999 – present)

Ladytron are an band formed in 1999 in Liverpool, England. The band consists of Helen Marnie (also known as Marnie; lead vocals, synths), Mira Aroyo (vocals, synths), Daniel Hunt (synths, guitar) and Reuben Wu (synths). Their sound is usually described as mixed with and influences. They took their name from the song “Ladytron” by Roxy Music. According to Brian Eno, once a Roxy Music member, Ladytron are “the best of English pop music”.

They 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 (2009), the compilation album Best of 00-10 (2011), and the EPs Miss Black and Her Friends (1999), Commodore Rock (2000), Mu-Tron EP (2000), Extended Play (2006), The Harmonium Sessions (2006), Ace of Hz EP (2011).

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Liverpool-based producers and DJs Daniel Hunt and Reuben Wu met in the 1990s. Hunt was the founder of the indie record label Invicta Hi-Fi and of a nightclub. Wu trained in Industrial Design at Sheffield Hallam University and graduated in 1997. He became an industrial designer at Team Consulting Limited until 2002.

Using the moniker Ladytron, Hunt and Wu recorded the debut single “He Took Her to a Movie” with the guest vocalist Lisa Eriksson (who later formed the band Techno Squirrels). “He Took Her to a Movie” was released in July 1999 and gained positive reviews.

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