Show Review & Photos: Ladytron w/BLAKKAT @ The Neptune

Ladytron w/BLAKKAT @ The Neptune – 5/10/23
By Lisa Hagen Glynn

Ladytron‘s Mira Aroyo – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn

English electropop group Ladytron returned to The Neptune on May 10, 2023. The sold-out show was their first U.S. appearance since the pandemic, with a previous show at The Neptune in December 2019.

Ladytron layers catchy dark lyrics atop distorted synth and guitar arpeggios, disco beats, and deeply-felt bass. Their set included tunes from every album of their seven-album discography, with priority to their January 2023 release, Time’s Arrow. Colorful artistic visuals were projected behind the band, casting frontwomen Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo into dramatic silhouette.

From Seattle, Ladytron continued their west-coast tour, with stops in Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. They play several North American dates in September and November .

Opening was Los Angeles-based producer BLAKKAT (Mark Bell), with a set of danceable tunes and swirling lights.

BLAKKAT – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn

Ladytron – all photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn

BLAKKAT – photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn

Ladytron Set List

City of Angels
True Mathematics
The Animals
Flight from Angkor
Soft Power
USA vs. White Noise
Remember Me
International Dateline
Fighting in Built Up Areas
The Island
Paper Highways
Ace of Hz

Destroy Everything You Touch