Ladytron return with a new single ‘The Animals’, listen to the first taster of their forthcoming album below.
After a seven-year absence, Ladytron are launching a new album with PledgeMusic, A second single will follow in the summer, followed in the autumn by the album, both via Pledge.
The project reunites the band with Grammy-winning producer Jim Abbiss who produced their album Witching Hour and hit single ‘Destroy Everything You Touch’. “The Animals” was the first new song we had, and with it we went immediately into the studio with Jim Abbiss,” says vocalist Helen Marnie. “He’s the producer who has really understood us the most”.
Electronic pioneer Vince Clarke adds a new dimension with his remix. “We have always wanted to work with Vince in some way, he’s obviously a legend in our sphere,” remarks Ladytron’s Daniel Hunt.
Helen Marnie, Mira Aroyo, Daniel Hunt, Reuben Wu formed Ladytron in Liverpool in 1999. They broke through in the early 2000s with the Light & Magic and Witching Hour albums. Invited by Brian Eno to perform at the Sydney Opera House, he remarked in an interview, “Ladytron are, for me, the best of British pop music. They’re the kind of band that really only appears in Britain, with this funny mixture of eccentric art-school dicking around and dressing up, with a full awareness of what’s happening everywhere musically, which is kind of knitted together and woven into something quite new.”
After five records and a succession of world tours over a ten-year period, Ladytron took a deserved pause, pursuing other projects, collaborations and creative endeavors, before finally deciding in 2016 to begin work on new music together. “The Animals” is the first fruit of this new chapter for the group.