It's been eight years since Ladytron has played NYC -- "too long!" said singer Helen Marnie at one point -- but Tuesday's Brooklyn Steel show didn't feel like it had been that long, perhaps because their new self-titled album (also their first in eight years) is one of their best. The UK band certainly played their mid-'00s bangers, but new songs like "Far From Home," "The Animals," and "Deadzone" fit seamlessly into their set and were among the highlights of the night. With a killer A/V show projected behind them, Ladytron's thunderously loud set built steam as it went on, barrelling forward like that train in Snowpiercer, as things peaked with "International Dateline," new songs "You've Changed" and the spiraling "Tower of Glass" (which made it's live debut on Tuesday), and very early cut "Disco Traxx." The band then returned for a killer three-song encore of "White Gold," "Seventeen" and a night-ending "Destroy Everything You Touch." Ladytron remain an icy blast.
Brooklyn Steel was the first show of Ladytron's short fall East Coast tour, which hits Boston tonight, and Montreal and Toronto this weekend. Opening this tour is Lou Rebecca whose debut album, Restless, is out via S U R V I V E's Holodeck Records. Check out a few more Instagram pics, videos and Ladytron's Brooklyn Steel setlist below.
SETLIST: Ladytron @ Brooklyn Steel 10/2/2019
Far From Home
Fighting in Built Up Areas
Tower of Glass (Live debut)
Destroy Everything You Touch