Ladytron is a cult British Electronic Music band formed in 1999 in Liverpool. It consists of Helen Marnie (vocals, synths), Mira Aroyo (vocals, synths), Daniel Hunt (guitar, synths), and Reuben Wu (synths). Also they're all songwriters and DJs.Their music style could be described as Synth Pop with influences from New Wave, Shoegazing, Dream Pop, New Wave, Industrial Rock, Post-Punk. They called their music electronic pop.Ladytron have produced remixes for many artists like Nine Inch Nails, SONOIO, David Gahan, Goldfrapp, Apoptygma Berzerk, Placebo, Simian, Blondie, Christina Aguilera, Gang of Four, Indochine, Bloc Party, Kings of Convenience, She Wants Revenge, Soulwax, and more.They took their name from the song "Ladytron" by Roxy Music. According to the legendary Brian Eno, who was also a member of Roxy Music, Ladytron are "the best of English pop music".In 2012, Marnie started a solo career and released the album Crystal World in 2013.Discography
Light & Magic (2002)
Witching Hour (2005)
Gravity the Seducer (2011)
Album Title Drop: 604 gets its title from the lyrics of "I'm With the Pilots" (604 is also a reference to The Andromeda Strain), Light & Magic from its title song, Witching Hour from the chorus of "Soft Power", Gravity the Seducer from the lyrics of "Ninety Degrees".
Bilingual Bonus: Because Aroyo was born and partly raised in Bulgaria, each album (save for their latest) has at least one song sung entirely in Bulgarian. They even did a cover of a Bulgarian rock song ("Kletva" from their fourth album, Velocifero).
New Sound Album: Starting with Witching Hour, the group has effectively switched up their sound with each album, whereas the first two were generally in the same style. While Witching Hour, Velocifero, and Gravity the Seducer are all still Synth Pop, they're all different interpretations of it. Witching Hour is their rockier album, with influences from Shoegazing and Dream Pop, and Velocifero is essentially a heavily electronic New Wave album. Gravity the Seducer, on the other hand, is more of a baroque Dream Pop, with a bit of a cinematic flare.
The Pete Best: Lisa Eriksson (now part of Techno Squirrels) sang on their first song, "He Took Her to a Movie". She sounds so much like both Marnie and Aroyo that most people (even Pitchfork in their 604 review) assume it's them singing.