Dragonette - Fixin to Thrill
Written by Nicholas Jennings    Monday, 14 December 2009 01:00    PDF Print E-mail

Tags: 2009 | Dan Kurtz | Dragonette | electro-pop | Fixin to Thrill | fizzy pop | Martina Sorbara | Reviews

Dragonette - Fixin to ThrillMartina Sorbara is hard to ignore. The singer-songwriter, daughter of former Ontario finance minister Greg Sorbara, first turned heads as a provocative solo artist. These days, with her husband, bassist-producer Dan Kurtz, she’s the striking frontwoman of stylish electro-popsters Dragonette. The band’s latest CD is a mostly thrilling affair, with a fizzy pop sound featuring Martina’s frenzied yelps and sexy purrs over dazzling synths and block-rockin’ beats, best heard on “Easy” and the banjo-sampling “Gone Too Far.” 

November 2009



Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Reddit! Del.icio.us! Mixx! Free and Open Source Software News Google! Live! Facebook! StumbleUpon! TwitThis Joomla Free PHP
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 December 2009 10:14 )
 

Reviews

News image

John Mayer - Paradise Valley

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 18 August 2013

His romantic life has sometimes overshadowed his music career. The singer-guitarist, a seven-time Grammy winner who has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, has famously dated stars like Jessica Simpson,...

Reviews - 2014

2014 | Administrator | Thursday, 23 January 2014

 .

News image

Puss N Boots - No Fools, No Fun

2014 | Administrator | Thursday, 24 July 2014

Norah Jones is a restless soul, never settling on one sound or set of musical cohorts. The Grammy-winning songstress has previously worked with the all-male roots group the Little Willies,...

News image

Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Days

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 6 October 2013

Goulding’s on a roll. The English singer’s debut album, Lights, introduced her as a passionate songstress whose music blends folk with electronica—and led to an invitation to sing at Prince...

Features

News image

Passing the Torch

2012 | Nicholas Jennings | Sunday, 9 September 2012

When Dustin Bentall was 12, he spent the summer with his parents at a cabin they bought in Cariboo Country, in British Columbia’s interior. There...

News image

Hey Rosetta! - Literary songwriting worth yelling about

2012 | Administrator | Sunday, 4 March 2012

Tim Baker has a problem. As frontman for Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta!, one of Canada’s fastest-rising, hardest-working bands, he is touring for nine months of the...

News image

A Tribe Called Red

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 10 October 2013

Ian Campeau will never forget the first Electric Pow Wow night. It was 2008 and he and fellow aboriginal DJ Bear Witness had the idea...

News image

Kathleen Edwards is an Emotional Voyageur

2012 | Administrator | Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A lot can change in four years—especially in the music world. In 2008, when Kathleen Edwards released her album Asking for Flowers, the Ottawa native...