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Ladytron

Ladytron are an electronic pop band originally based in Liverpool, England, although members originate from Sofia and Glasgow as well as Liverpool itself. The band has been active since 1999, releasing four full-length albums. Ladytron tour extensively around the world, both with live shows and DJ sets.

 

Background

 

Ladytron formed in the summer of 1999, Reuben Wu and Daniel Hunt already being friends, and meeting Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo.

 

They began recording tracks for their debut album, 604, shortly after. The album was released in early 2001 on the Emperor Norton/Invicta HIFI labels to critical acclaim, by which time their single "Playgirl" was bringing them some national and international attention.

 

The follow up, Light & Magic, was released in Autumn 2002 to wider exposure, and spawned the underground hits "Seventeen", "Evil", and "Blue Jeans". Following 18 months on tour supporting that album, they recorded their third album, Witching Hour, in early 2004. The album was released in 2005, along with two singles, including "Destroy Everything You Touch".

 

Ladytron have a cult audience worldwide and toured extensively in support of Witching Hour from mid-2005 to mid-2007. Across Europe, they opened for Nine Inch Nails in early 2007 at the invitation of Trent Reznor.

 

The band finished work on their fourth studio album, Velocifero, in February 2008.[1] It was released in the US on June 3, and contains 13 tracks. Velocifero was recorded in Paris, with the band handling production duties and some collaboration with Alessandro Cortini (Modwheelmood, Nine Inch Nails) and Vicarious Bliss (Justice, DJ Mehdi).[2]

 

Ladytron and Rob Gutmann have a joint business venture, the Korova Bar.

 

www.myspace.com/ladytron

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