Helen Lindsay Marnie (born in 1978 in Glasgow, Scotland), also known for her solo project as Marnie, is the lead vocalist and one of the songwriters and keyboardists of the electronic band Ladytron. She started a solo career in 2012 and self-released her debut solo album Crystal World on 11 June 2013. Marnie is a classically trained pianist. She studied music at the University of Liverpool where she received a Bachelor of Arts in pop music in 1999. She was influenced by artists such as Kate Bush, Maria Callas, and Joni Mitchell.