Release Date: Nov 4, 2008
Record label: I Surrender
Genre(s): Rock, Dance, Pop
Dragonette devote themselves to everything fabulous on their aptly named debut album, Galore. The band's ultra-stylish pop borrows from glam, disco, synth pop, and new wave, sounding a bit like the Scissor Sisters if Ana Matronic sang lead all the time. They've also been described as the Killers fronted by Gwen Stefani, which certainly nails the sound of singles like "Take It Like a Man" and "I Get Around," where Martina Sorbara purrs mischievous lines like "I say yes when I oughta say no" in front of sassy synths and spike-heeled guitars.
No Doubt fan? Casual internet porn subscriber? Hey, meet your new favourite band! On their charming debut, the four-piece fulfil their promise of being the edgy, sexually voracious Ace of Bass. Singer Martina Sorbara sets out her randy agenda on opener 'I Get Around', the perfect soundtrack to anyone's hen night despite the fact it is sung by a woman who advocates stealing other women's boyfriends. And anyone who doubts that Dragonette are among the best acts signed by majors in the wake of the Scissor Sisters should bend an ear to 'Take it Like a Man' and 'True Believer'.
Not everyone has faith in Dragonette: singer Martina Sorbara's father has declared that his daughter could do much better than to front a "market-driven" electro-pop outfit, who look as if they have stepped out of a yachting-era Duran Duran video. He obviously hasn't been listening to the fruity, spiteful lyrics. You can't help but be a little impressed by a tune such as Competition, whose Sugababes-style cuteness is offset by Sorbara's gloating about stealing someone else's boyfriend by being better in bed.