Holy cow! In the very week that BM was lamenting about the “indefinite hiatus” of this combo, well here we have it, the first new Ladytron material since 2011.
A single, to be followed by another one soonish, then an album via PledgeMusic, it sounds like 2018 will be the year of resurrection.
With an amazing back catalogue and various collaborations and solo projects (see recent BM review of Helen Marnie’s show in Glasgow and her Album of the Year triumph), the Tron have reconvened for a gorgeously dark slice of modern gothic pop, this is produced by Jim Abbiss who also did the classic ‘Destroy Everything You Touch’.
The vocals are stark (male and female duets and backing merging into one), the synths burble, the lyrics are suggestive, bleak and the whole thing sounds so cool – the chorus is catchy, the production is sublime – what a treat!