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Ladytron Delivers Anticipated Seventh Album ‘Time’s Arrow’ via Cooking Vinyl



Time’s Arrow, the seventh (and highly-anticipated) studio album from Ladytron, is available now (Friday, January 20) through Cooking Vinyl.

Hailing from Liverpool, the unstoppable and iconic synth quartet Ladytron have expanded their already massive discography. The release of their seventh LP follows the first three singles: “City of Angels,” “Misery Remember Me,” and “Faces” – two music videos, and let’s not forget — the announcement of both US and UK tour dates this spring (see all their upcoming dates below.)

The focus track of Time’s Arrow upon its release is “Flight From Angkor,” written by Ladytron vocalist Mira Aroyo. “The song is trying to capture a surge of endorphins, moments of tenderness, that cut through the white noise of everyday life,” says Aroyo of her creative process.

“Flight From Angkor,” as with the album’s first three singles, embodies the themes of the album as a whole – beauty, disposability and fragility of the culture that surrounds us, and the exhilaration of freeing yourself from those structures. “We must embrace the now, but always allow ourselves to dream,” says Ladytron’s Helen Marnie on this delicate duality present throughout the album. This is never more evident than on the title – and closing – track “Time’s Arrow”, a meditation on the paradox that life must be lived forwards but can only be experienced in retrospect. 

As explored in fiction by Isaac Asimov and Martin Amis, the arrow of time drags us along in its slipstream: “Time’s arrow glides through your heart,” Aroyo sings. The conceit of electronic music has always been that if perfection is achieved, time will somehow stop. Time’s arrow must be obeyed. “When that song came in,” says band member Daniel Hunt, “it was obviously the title track. It encapsulated everything else.” Aroyo adds that it’s “a song about the impossibility of living in the moment. It’s a lost art.”

Full Time’s Arrow Track Listing:

City of Angels


Misery Remember Me

Flight From Angkor

We Never Went Away

The Night

The Dreamers

Sargasso Sea


Time’s Arrow

To celebrate the release of Time’s Arrow, Ladytron will join Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess on Twitter for his popular series Tim’s Listening Party, listening to the album in full and providing personal insights on the creative process. Tim’s Listening Party for Time’s Arrow will be held on Monday, January 23 at 9PM GMT (4PM EST).

Ladytron UK Dates:

March 10th, 2023 – Glasgow, SWG3

March 11th, 2023 – Liverpool, Camp & Furnace

March 12th, 2023 – London, Koko

Ladytron US Dates:

May 10th, 2023 – Seattle, The Neptune – Tickets On Sale Here

May 11th, 2023 – Portland, Wonder Ballroom – Tickets On Sale Here

May 12th, 2023 – San Francisco, August Hall – Tickets On Sale Here

May 13th, 2023 – Los Angeles, Brookside at The Rose Bowl – Tickets On Sale Here


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