At first glance, the idea of Ladytron covering Death In June seems patently absurd. After all, their brand of Eurotrash synthpop seems miles away from the gloomy post-punk marketed by Death In June. Some artists, however, have a talent for extracting light from the most unlikely of places.
To celebrate 10 years of recording, Ladytron just released a greatest-hits compilation featuring two new tracks, one of which is their cover of Death in June’s “Little Black Angel.” They transform the track from a dour, acoustic ballad into an instant dance-floor classic, reminiscent of New Order at their best, with seamlessly intertwined vocals from singers Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo. Listen to the track below.
Ladytron – Little Black Angel (Death in June cover)