Click here for photos of Ladytron at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY on October 2nd, 2019 in the QRO Concert Photo Gallery
Click here for photos of Ladytron at Terminal 5 in New York, NY on October 8th, 2011 in the QRO Concert Photo Gallery
Click here for photos of Ladytron at Webster Hall in New York, NY on April 10th, 2009 in the QRO Concert Photo Gallery
England’s Ladytron were ahead of the electronic curve when they came up at the start of the century/millennium. While others were raving about the ‘return of rock,’ the foursome were hitting the synths for atmospherics. However, time caught up with them by 2011’s Gravity the Seducer (QRO review), and their long absence before 2019’s self-titled release (QRO review) saw them stay good, if not revelatory anymore. That continues with the washing Time’s Arrow.
The band that once gave the MTV2 staple “Sugar” have since veered away from pressing banger singles and into the higher glows. That does range from the brighter “Misery Remembers Me” to the darker preceding “Faces”, but mostly Time’s Arrow goes for the overall synth wash, more mood music than standouts.
Still, with so many acts that were ahead of their time long since gone, it’s nice to see Ladytron still strapping on their synthesizers.