Liverpool electro-pop band Ladytron have unleashed the video for their latest single “Faces“.
Inspired by Chris Marker’s short film La Jetée and the Italian Giallo genre, the video, directed by band member Daniel Hunt, is a photo roman-style clip. Helen Marnie plays the disincarnate protagonist, in an encounter with the inhabitants of an atemporal world.
Watch it below.
The band, comprised of Helen Marnie, Daniel Hunt, Mira Aroyo, and Reuben Wu, formed in Liverpool and has garnered two decades of recognition by continuously pushing limits, carving out new sonic and conceptual space, also refusing to follow formulas or trends.
At the beginning they were known for shows in unconventional spaces, such as disused banks and bowling alleys, and placed emphasis on countries and cities other than their own. Thus the group’s international recognition quickly grew – playing shows in places where few artists went at that time, such as China and Colombia.
Their minimal lo-fi debut, 604 in 2001, and its successor, 2002’s synth-soaked Light & Magic, had Ladytron grouped with the so-called Electroclash wave, while 2005’s Witching Hour saw them break out and win over a whole new audience.