Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Fixin to Thrill

Song: Fixin to Thrill
Artist: Dragonette
Album: Fixin to Thrill

Dragonette are a Canadian electropop group who have been active since 2005. Dragonette consists of singer-songwriter Martina Sorbara, bassist and producer Dan Kurtz, guitarist Chris Hugget and drummer Joel Stouffer.

Dragonette released a self-titled EP before being signed to Mercury Records and relocating to London, UK, where they recorded and released their first album Galore to moderate critical appreciation. A second studio album, Fixin to Thrill, is due for release in 2009.


Sorbara and Kurtz met at a music festival and formed a duo named The Fuzz, making music together in their basement recording studio for fun. The duo formed Dragonette after these initial recordings, and supported New Order on only their second live performance. In 2005, the band released theDragonette EP, prior to signing a record deal with Mercury/Universal.

Dragonette relocated to London to record debut album Galore, and toured the UK supporting local acts, including Basement Jaxx and Sugababes and played headline gigs in small venues across the UK and Canada. British musician Will Stapleton replaced Simon Craig on guitar following the relocation. Dragonette filmed two music videos, one "Jesus Doesn't Love Me" and another for "I Get Around". The former video leaked onto the internet, while the other served as promotion for their first single release. Despite the promotion from the band, "I Get Around" entered the UK singles chart at #92, disappointing the band members. A further single release, "Take It Like a Man" fared no better, not even reaching the Top 100 on the UK Singles chart. Dragonette did however receive some airplay of a cover of Calvin Harris' hit single "The Girls", which was re-titled as "The Boys". "I Get Around" was released in the band's home country of Canada where it outperformed the UK release, peaking at #57.

In 2008, Dragonette received a Juno Award nomination for Best New Group, while Kurtz and Sorbara wrote and produced the song "Grab a Hold" with Cyndi Lauper for her 2008 album Bring Ya to the Brink. Will James Stapleton left the band, to be replaced by Chris Hugget. Dragonette recorded a second studio album Fixin to Thrill, due for release in 2009.


Fixin to Thrill

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