Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters

 

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Scissor Sisters is an American pop group formed in 2001. Forged in the "scuzzy, gay nightlife scene of New York," the band took its name from the female same-sex sexual activity tribadism.[1][2] Its members include Jake Shears and Ana Matronic as vocalists, Babydaddy as multi-instrumentalist, Del Marquis as lead guitar/bassist, and Randy Real as drummer (who replaced Paddy Boom). Scissor Sisters incorporates diverse and innovative styles in their music, but tends to sway towards pop rock, glam rock, nu-disco, and electroclash.

The band came to prominence following the release of their Grammy-nominated and chart-topping disco version of "Comfortably Numb" and subsequent debut album Scissor Sisters (2004). The album was a success, particularly in the UK where it reached number one, was the best-selling album of 2004, was later certified platinum by the BPI, and accrued them three BRIT Awards in 2005.[3] All five of its singles reached positions within the top 20 of the UK Singles Chart while "Filthy/Gorgeous" scored the band their first number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs, despite the album's meager success in their native US.

The album continued its success in countries around Europe, in Australia and in Canada before the release of the band's second studio album Ta-Dah (2006), their second consecutive UK number one album which produced their first UK number one single "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'". Their third studio album Night Work (2010) displayed a shift towards a more club-oriented sound, charting at number two on the UK Albums Chart, number one on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and in the top 10 of several international territories. The band released their fourth studio album Magic Hour in May 2012.

Scissor Sisters has performed around the world and have become well-recognized for their controversial and transgressive live performances. They also collaborated with a number of other well-known pop musicians, including Elton John and Kylie Minogue; these particular collaborations have been received positively by both critics and other notable figures. In 2004, Bono, lead vocalist of rock band U2, described Scissor Sisters as "the best pop group in the world".[4] They have also collaborated with Global Cool in 2007 on one of their green lifestyle campaigns.[5]

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Magic Hour
 
Magic Hour is the fourth studio album by the American group Scissor Sisters, released on May 25, 2012 by Polydor Records.
I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
 
"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" is a song by American pop band Scissor Sisters.
Night Work
 
Night Work is the third studio album by American band Scissor Sisters.
Ta-Dah
 
Ta-Dah is the second studio album by American alternative band Scissor Sisters, released on September 15, 2006.

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Listen: Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears shares first solo track
  –  November 2, 2017
Elton John plays on the track, which is fitting as it is the most Elton John-sounding song the man never wrote himself – lots of ‘70s glam disco flourishes that should guarantee it a place at the top of the charts. As always, the Scissor Sisters are ...
Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears Making Broadway Debut in 'Kinky Boots'
  –  November 10, 2017
Theatricality has always played a big part of the Scissor Sisters' catalogue, and this isn't the singer's first foray into the theater. He wrote the music for the stage musical Tales of the City and announced in 2015 that we was writing a play with Elton ...
Scissor Sisters Frontman Jake Shears Launches Solo Album With “Creep City”
  –  November 9, 2017
With the exception of a couple of collaborations, Scissor Sisters have been on hiatus for the best past of five years. That has given Jake Shears plenty of time to work on solo music and he dutifully rolls out the first taste of his debut LP this week.
Breaking: Scissor Sisters and Pentatonix Members Jake Shears and Kirstin Maldonado Will Join KINKY BOOTS on Broadway
  –  November 9, 2017
Jake Shears is the lead singer and primary songwriter for the multiplatinum-selling glam rock band Scissor Sisters. Born in Arizona ... studied fiction writing at The New School. He wrote the music for Tales of the City, a 2011 stage musical based on ...
Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears unveil dark funk number “Creep City”
  –  November 3, 2017
Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears has shared his debut solo single ... Above all else, I’ve missed putting out new music. And that, my dear friends, changes today. Let me introduce you to 'Creep City'. "It’s a pretty theatrical jam, with quite ...
Listen: Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears shares first solo track
  –  November 2, 2017
In the middle of the noughties, Scissor Sisters were the biggest, gayest thing in pop. Then they came down with writer’s block and vanished for five years. Now they return to a music scene that has changed utterly... Their uncanny ability to blend pop ...
Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears reveals debut solo song “Creep City”: Stream
  –  November 1, 2017
This past spring, Scissor Sisters broke their five-year hiatus to collaborate with ... Above all else, I’ve missed putting out new music. And that, my dear friends, changes today! Let me introduce you to ‘Creep City’.” In a separate email to ...
Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) shares solo single “Creep City,” playing shows
  –  October 31, 2017
Above all else, I’ve missed putting out new music. And that, my dear friends, changes today! Let me introduce you to Creep City. Shears in solo mode doesn’t stray too far from the stomping glam cabaret that Scissor Sisters made in their prime ...
‘Scissor Sisters’ Frontman Jake Shears Launches Solo Record with ‘Creep City’ — LISTEN
  –  October 31, 2017
The Scissor Sisters frontman is launching his solo music career today with a new, theatrical jam, “Creep City” from his forthcoming first solo record. Shears introduced the track with a letter to fans: Hello Friends and Family! It’s been awhile.
Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears Releases 'Creep City,' Teases Upcoming Solo Record & Cryptic 'Labor Of Love'
  –  October 31, 2017
Scissor Sisters’ flamboyant frontman Jake Shears has released his ... Shears also cryptically teased other projects: “My time hasn’t been spent just making music. I’ve also completed another labor of love that I’ll share details on shortly.

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