Ladytron In-depth Biography
Buzzy glam rock} fashion plates Ladytron} came together in a jet-set miracle in mid-1998. Daniel Hunt} and Reuben Wu}, who lurk in the background playing rhythm boxes and keyboards in the band, settled in Liverpool after a spate of DJ work in Japan and world travel, including a train trip in Bulgaria where they met vocalist Mira Aroyo}. Helena Marnie}, who also sings and plays keyboards for the group, also joined them and they began work on their first single, "He Took Her to a Movie,"} which was recorded for 50 pounds. The release brought a wave of critical attention with writers extending into jubilant metaphor to describe the band's unique sound, including one who wrote that they were "...a teasing glimpse of how Britney Spears} might have sounded, had she been born in the GDR and a heroin addict."
Ladytron} toured throughout the continent before beginning work on their debut EP, Commodore Rock}, which was released in the summer of 2000, providing their fans another foray into the noisy world of early-'80s sound. The studio full-length 604} followed a year later, and gained many positive reviews. 2002 saw the release of Light & Magic} and the mix album Softcore Jukebox}. The group returned in the summer of 2005 with the Sugar} single, which heralded the rock} edge of Ladytron}'s third album, Witching Hour}. Extended Play}, which featured remixes of Witching Hour}'s singles, arrived the following spring. ~ Stacia Proefrock, All Music Guide