Album of the Week: Ladytron “Time’s Arrow”

Album of the Week: Ladytron "Time’s Arrow"

Liverpool electro-pop band Ladytron have just released their sophomore LP ‘Time’s Arrow‘, and it’s the Album of the Week.

Here, the Liverpudlian quartet play it with a very straight bat, not deviating from their established template of icy, electronic anthems touching upon elements of shoegaze, industrial and indie-pop – fortunately, it’s as reliably thrilling and impressive as everything else in their catalogue.

Beauty, disposability and fragility of the culture that surrounds us, and the exhilaration of freeing yourself from those structuresÉ these are the themes Ladytron returns to on Time’s Arrow, their seventh album. Driven by analogue synths, distorted chimes and hallucinogenic soundscapes, Ladytron crash-landed into electroclash at the turn of the century, using the dancefloor as a bridgehead to the collective unconscious.

On Time’s Arrow the group add new richness, distant shimmers and a shoegaze-adjacent glow with Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo’s trademark understated voices now inhabiting a space somewhere between cloudscape and dream.

Time’s Arrow‘ is out now via via Cooking Vinyl. Grab it here and stream it below.

Time’s Arrow Tracklisting:

  1. City Of Angels
  2. Faces
  3. Misery Remember Me
  4. Flight From Angkor
  5. We Never Went Away
  6. The Night
  7. The Dreamers
  8. Sargasso Sea
  9. California
  10. Time’s Arrow