Ladytron Share New Song “The Island”

Second Single From Forthcoming Album

Aug 16, 2018 Bookmark and Share


Back in March Ladytron released their first new music in seven years, the new song "The Animals." It was one of our Songs of the Week. Then they also shared a remix of the song by Vince Clarke of Erasure (and formerly of Depeche Mode) and a video/short film for "The Animals" filmed in São Paulo, Brazil. Now the band has shared another new song, "The Island," which is the second single from an upcoming new album (the details of which have yet to be announced). It's due out digitally tomorrow (August 17). Listen to "The Island" below. An additional track, "Tropic of Capricorn," will also be released digitally tomorrow and as the B-side of "The Island" 7-inch.

Singer Helen Marnie had this to say about the song in a press release: "These past two years, during which we've been making this record, have been an accelerating turmoil, traumatic for everyone. I think only by confronting and embracing this reality do we stand a chance of getting beyond it."

It's been seven long years since Liverpool-formed electro-pop quartet Ladytron released their last album, 2011's Gravity the Seducer. Under the Radar go way back with the band, we interviewed them about their debut album, 604, way back in our very first print issue in 2001. Since their last album, Marnie released two solo albums and Daniel Hunt co-produced the comeback EP by iconic shoegazers Lush. Earlier this year Ladytron launched a Pledge Music campaign to raise funds for their next album (check it out here).

Jim Abbiss, who produced Ladytron's 2005 album Witching Hour, worked with the band on "The Animals." A previous press release promised an album this fall. The Pledge Music campaign offers such rewards as the lyrics to any of their songs handwritten and autographed by a member of the band, vinyl test pressings, a photo book about the history of the band, and more.

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