Dragonette was formed in 2005 by Canadians Martina Sorbara (Vocals), her husband, Dan Kurtz (Bass Guitar), Simon Craig (Guitarist), and Joel Stouffer (Drummer).
A self-released and self-titled demo that year attracted the attention of the U.K. office of Mercury Records, which offered the group a recording contract the following year. Moving their base of operations from Toronto to London (and losing Craig in the process, replaced by British guitarist Will Stapleton), Dragonette released their first single, ‘I Get Around’ (the Midnight Juggernauts remix features on the Field day 2008 compilation) in April 2007. Three more singles followed, ‘Take It Like a Man’ (the Kissy Sellout remix features on Ministry of Sound Mashed 4), ‘Competition’ and a gender-reversal cover of Calvin Harris' hit ‘The Girls’ called ‘The Boys’.
Dragonette's debut album, Galore, was released in late summer 2007. The same year, Martina Sorbara sang the lead vocals on the hit Basement Jaxx single ‘Take Me Back to Your House’ (which features on Ministry of Sound Clubbers Guide to 2007).