Ladytron are an electropop/New Wave band originally formed in Liverpool, UK. Ladytron formed in the summer of 1999 when Liverpool musicians and DJs Reuben Wu and Daniel Hunt met dual singers Glaswegian Helen Marnie and Bulgarian-born Mira Aroyo. The band's name was taken from the song of the same name by Roxy Music.
Ladytron blends electronic pop music and New Wave, using an array of vintage analogue equipment to achieve their distinctive sound. Albums so far have focused on a balance between pop structures and digitally edited analogue electronic sound, along with some more experimental leanings including psychedelic elements. All four members write songs differently, which adds to the eclectic nature of their albums.
The band has a large cult following worldwide, and toured extensively since the release of Light & Magic, intensifying on the Witching Hour and Velocifero albums. They have also on rare occasion opened for other artists; taken by Soulwax onto their UK tour in 2001, Björk in 2003, and across Europe, they opened for Nine Inch Nails in early 2007 at the invitation of Trent Reznor. They also supported Goldfrapp as part of the Eden Sessions at The Eden Project in 2006. Daniel Hunt, Mira Aroyo and Reuben Wu also play DJ sets in clubs and events around the world.