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Marnie \ Biography

Helen Marnie (known as Marnie for solo projects) is the lead vocalist and one of the keyboard players and songwriters in electronic band Ladytron. She began her solo career in 2012, releasing her debut album Crystal World in the summer of 2013.

Born in Glasgow, Helen studied in Liverpool before joining Ladytron in 1999, alongside Daniel Hunt, Reuben Wu and Mira Aroyo. The group found widespread international success with singles such as Playgirl, Seventeen, Destroy Everything You Touch, Ghosts and Ace of Hz, and released five albums between 2001 and 2011: 604, Light & Magic, Witching Hour, Velocifero and Gravity the Seducer.

With her solo debut Crystal World Helen aimed to create "an electronic album with more of a pop element and pristine vocals." The album was produced in Iceland by Ladytron colleague Dan Hunt, drawing praise from Pitchfork for being "witchier and mythier" than their parent group. Lead track The Hunter was issued as a single, with remixes by Roman Nose, Mark Reeder and Stephen Morris (Joy Division/New Order) subsequently released on limited edition 12" to mark Record Store Day 2014.

During 2014 Helen began working with Jonny Scott (Strike the Colours/The Kills) and made her live debut in Glasgow in December. Brand new song Wolves will be released as a 7" single in April 2015, backed with a remix by Marsheaux.

Watch the clip for The Hunter here: