On February 15, electronic pop quartet Ladytron release their eponymous sixth album on Ladytron Music via !K7. Ladytron follows the release of two enthusiastically received singles, “The Island” and “The Animals”, which ended the band’s seven-year hiatus. Distilling 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 Igor Cavalera (Sepultura/Mixhell/Soulwax) on drums.
The band have announced a handful of UK dates where they’ll be premiering songs from their new LP. US tour dates will be announced in 2019.