If Ladytron had gone to my high school, they would have been those ultra-stylish new wavers who never went to class and never associated with the decidedly less-stylish new wavers like me. So, I should have written them off as some aloof, unironic Human League tribute band just to make myself feel better. But the fact is, they’re more than that and even if they weren’t, we’re talking Dare-era Human League and, frankly, you could do a lot worse… If you can’t tell, I’m fighting back a bit of a crush and not just on the ladies of Ladytron, Helen and Mira, but the whole lot of them. Their latest, Witching Hour, features a lot more guitar than ever before, which is a welcome expansion to their sound. That said, I will always be a sucker for their soaring synths as showcased on the monster single, “Destroy Everything You Touch.” The video is nice, too. See what I’m saying, though? They’re ice queens/kings, even they admit it.

12 Replies to “Ladytron”

  1. I admit, I'm a sucker for ice queens – and this track is a big ol' glacier on my .mp3 player. I'm thrilled somebody's still making pop songs this delicious.

  2. this one has such a sensual allure to it…
    i'm also listening to Australia's Decoder Ring & their new album "fractions"… which is more fine examples of dark & moody electro with ethereal female vocalists….

  3. La musica de Ladytron evoca a los genios pioneros de los sintetizadores.
    Ladytron es la mejor banda de synthpop, desde Liverpool vienen a penetrarnos la cabeza con su sonido retro-vanguardista. Sin duda una exelente banda.

  4. El delicado sonido electronico de Ladytron evoca a los genios pioneros de los sintetizadores. Su nuevo album "Witching Hour" en un evidente y claro ejemplo de la vanguardia musical de los ultimos tiempos.

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