Galore, seamlessly blending big club anthems and commercially attractive pop tunes with contemporary indie swagger. While their sound has matured over the course of the next three albums, right up to this year’s Royal Blues, the band has pretty much stayed true to that successful formula. The lyrics on this new one are darker, mainly because the relationship of singer Martina Sorbara and bassist/producer Dan Kurtz was coming to an end during the creative process. As No Doubt and Fleetwood Mac will tell you, that makes for an interesting band dynamic. Royal Blues is the band’s first new album in four years, possibly because of that turmoil, but it’s an accomplished piece of work.
It’s been nine years since Toronto electro-pop group Dragonette released their debut album,