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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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  • kineticwaves

    Marnie's second album will be released maybe in August but it's possible it will be released in the beginning of October. So somewhere between August and October... .

    Yesterday 2:23am Reply
  • MarkoB87

    ''Witching Hour'' is such a great record.

    3 Jul 4:02pm Reply
  • Tahula

    Everybody does.

    25 Jun 4:30pm Reply
  • kineticwaves

    I want more Ladytron music...

    23 Jun 7:55pm Reply
  • alin1

    @zaqzax: 2016.

    20 Jun 10:18am Reply
  • zaqzax

    waiting for new album! when ?!

    20 Jun 2:58am Reply
  • alin1

    ALL Ladytron albums. <3 'em for life. [2] Very few bands are able to create 5 awesome albums in a row.

    17 Jun 2:35pm Reply
  • kineticwaves

    "It's time to release a new album." Regarding this statement, Ladytron is reuniting in September, probably, and will then begin recording their 6th album. In the meantime, Helen Marnie is working on her second album which may be released in a couple of months. She mentioned she's not sure about how to publish it, but will find a way.

    17 Jun 6:37am Reply
  • kineticwaves

    ALL Ladytron albums. <3 'em for life.

    17 Jun 6:35am Reply
  • depechedream

    Ladytron+Christina Aguilera

    3 Jun 7:31pm Reply
  • thonyorke

    Christina Aguilera <3

    3 Jun 3:05am Reply
  • kineticwaves

    A song featuring Helen Marnie: Bang Gang - Silent Bite. Enjoy!

    11 May 7:18pm Reply
  • alin1

    Vote this great photo: http://www.last.fm/music/Ladytron/+images/104703169

    10 May 1:40pm Reply
  • alin1

    @phosgene: Don't whine on Last.fm, listen to something else or try harder. And regarding irrelevancy, maybe you didn't notice that they have almost 942K listeners on this site...

    10 May 1:40pm Reply
  • phosgene

    God, I'm trying to get into this band for like a decade now but they just seem so tedious and irrelevant...

    9 May 3:51pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Just Great

    23 Apr 1:20pm Reply
  • kineticwaves

    It would be cool for Ladytron to make a song similar to "Deep Blue" in the future. I freaking love that tune.

    21 Apr 6:36am Reply
  • MeltingCORE

    604 [3] Just realized how much I dig Paco! Need to listen 436364368 more times.

    12 Apr 7:06pm Reply
  • alin1

    It's time to release a new album. [4] Yes, but the new album will be released most likely in 2016. In meantime, Helen Marnie is still busy with her solo career: she's working on a second solo album and she will play some gigs.

    28 Mar 12:36pm Reply
  • LinDsaY__

    It's time to release a new album. [3]

    27 Mar 5:26pm Reply
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