Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Contest: Dragonette - April 3rd, Toronto
Despite defecting to the UK, Canadian electropop outfit Dragonette obviously have a soft spot for their homeland. Their most recent cross-Canada tour kicks off this evening in sunny Calgary, AB, marking their second extensive excursion of the country in less than 6 months.
Their attentiveness to our home and native land is seemingly paying off, however, as they're up for a Juno for Best New Group on April 6th, also in Calgary. They seem to stand a legitimate chance, too, as the competition in the category is anything but fierce. From a blogosphere perspective (which probably holds negative weight when considering the Juno winners), Dragonette's big tracks "I Get Around" (which has at least a couple palatable-to-excellent remixes), and their gender-swapped Calvin Harris cover "the Boys" put them in a two-horse race with Halifax's Wintersleep.
Just before jetting off to the awards, Dragonette is in Toronto on April 3rd at the Phoenix. And, thanks to our new friends at Emerge Entertainment, we've got a pair of tickets to the show to give away. Simply email us with the subject line "Puff the magic Dragonette", along with your contact info, to enter. Contest closes on April 2nd, at noon.
The bill also boasts two of Toronto's most talked-about acts, Fritz Helder & the Phantoms, and Sweet Thing. Fritz Helder is known for their flashy, keytar-driven live show that they've brought on the road with the likes of Chromeo and others. Sweet Thing is infectious power pop, reminiscent of Queen meets the Killers, whose major label debut (on EMI) is in the works.
Dragonette - I Get Around (Fisher Preyes remix)
Dragonette - The Boys (Calvin Harris cover)