Commodore Prog Rock

Something to fuel any fanboy/fangirl’s healthy obsession with Ladytron: in a recent Guardian interview, they namecheck Syd Barret, Serge Gainsbourg, Black Sabbath, Kate Bush and The War of the Worlds:

“Helen and Mira share a fondness for Jeff Wayne’s epic concept album, The War of the Worlds. ‘Danny and I slept in Jeff Wayne’s studio one night for some reason,” says Mira. ‘We were looking at this album cover before we went to bed and we both had nightmares. But it’s the campest combination ever: Victorian gentlemen and Martians.‘”