Ladytron returns with a new album in February 2019, and as a tantalizing preview, they return to the UK for three live shows this week.
“We thought dates in our hometowns of Glasgow, Liverpool and London would be the perfect way to return after a 7 year break… shows with a sense of occasion to them,” says Daniel “We are putting together a brand new AV, will be performing some of the new songs live for the first time and excited to get out there again.”
UK Tour Dates November 2018:
02 / Glasgow – QM Union
03 / Liverpool – Academy
04 / London – The Roundhouse
This February 15th, electronic pop quartet Ladytron release their eponymous sixth album on Ladytron Music via !K7.
Following the release of two enthusiastically received singles, ‘The Island’ and ‘The Animals’, the new album distills twenty years of experimentation into one propulsive album, Ladytron again push the boundaries of electronic pop in invigorating directions with thirteen songs that explore the disquiet of our times. Loaded with their trademark analogue synths propelled by relentless rhythm, ‘Ladytron’ is a hypercharged album that radiates a visceral urgency.
Their self-titled sixth album is the band’s most definitive work to date, full of catchy hooks, rousing riffs, sweeping melodies, and thick textured harmonies. Helen Marnie says, “For us, it’s like getting together with an old friend. You’ve both changed, but still have that common ground. Familiarity crossed with excitement.” “It’s diverse and emotional,” Daniel Hunt adds. “ It’s a lot heavier than ‘Gravity’, which was an intentionally more sedate, ethereal record. The atmospheres are there, but there’s more urgency underneath.” The album also features guest Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura/Mixhell/Soulwax) on drums.
Standouts among the stellar thirteen tracks include the blistering opener “Until the Fire,” the pair of haunting, new-wave singles “The Island” and “The Animals”, new romantic-tinged “Tower of Glass,” the pummeling post-punk nursery rhyme “Paper Highways,” throbbing electro-funk of “Deadzone”, industrial stomper “You’ve Changed,” and epic closing track “Tomorrow is Another Day.”
Beginning in 2001 with their debut ‘604’ and continuing through 2002’s ‘Light & Magic’, 2005’s ‘Witching Hour’, and 2008’s ‘Velocifero’ to 2011’s ‘Gravity the Seducer’, Ladytron established themselves with a keen pop sensibility, an arch wit, and a restless experimental edge. Outlasting the electroclash trend they were connected to upon their debut, Ladytron emerged as sonically diverse, lyrically eccentric, masters of their craft.
1. Until The Fire
2. The Island
3. Tower of Glass
4. Far From Home
5 Paper Highways
6. The Animals
10. You’ve Changed
12. The Mountain
13. Tomorrow Is Another Day