Caught the Ladytron show at the Palladium last night. Those “dames of dark paranoia” that you can dance to were stunning. The music sounded machine-like perfect: like Human League in a space-age convent. But the lights were the star of the show.
Whenever vocalists Mira Aroyo and Helena Marnie took the mic, the lights would only brighten when they sang. As soon as the lyric was done, they’d fade.
More than half of the show, you couldn’t see their faces. It was one of the most dramatic technical performances I’d ever seen. Here are a few pics. The show was a study in chiaroscuro.