Canadian new wave revivalists Dragonette are a bouncy electro-pop act with a glammy, polymorphic persona rather like that of the Scissor Sisters, with whom they share management, and a sound often akin to Hot Hot Heat or The Killers' first album. Lead singer, Martina Sorbara, formed Dragonette in 2005 with her husband, bassist Dan Kurtz (formerly of the jazz and electronica-influenced Toronto-based jam band the New Deal), guitarist Simon Craig, and drummer Joel Stouffer. A self-released and self-titled demo that year attracted the attention of the U.K. office of Mercury Records, which offered the group a recording contract the following year. Moving their base of operations from Toronto to London (and losing Craig in the process).
Dragonette released their first single, "I Get Around," in April 2007. Three more singles followed, "Take It Like a Man," "Competition," and a gender-reversal cover of Calvin Harris' hit "The Girls" called "The Boys." Dragonette's debut album, Galore, was released in late summer 2007. The same year, Martina Sorbara sang the lead vocals on the hit Basement Jaxx single "Take Me Back to Your House." Galore was released in the U.S. in 2008 via I Surrender Records. Since then, Sorbara has provided guest vocals for other artists from Kaskade ("Fire In Your New Shoes") to Martin Solveig ("Boys & Girls," "Hello").
In the last year, Dragonette has been a very busy act to follow, creating their own unique brand of 'basement pop.' Releasing the sophomore full length offering, Fixin To Thrill, to massive critical acclaim, the band has followed the album with a string of singles and remixes including title track “Fixin To Thrill,” the iTunes Single of the Week “Pick Up The Phone,” and the gorgeous ballad “Easy.” In August 2010, the band released new material and several new remixes on the EP Mixin To Thrill, including the stand-out tracks “Volcano,” “Our Summer,” and the live favorite “My Things” (better known to fans as “Get Your Titties Off My Things”). If you haven’t heard of Dragonette before, well now is the time to introduce yourself!