Scissor Sisters Biography

Scissor Sisters is an American pop group formed in 2001. Spawned by the "scuzzy, gay nightlife scene of New York," the band took their name from the female same-sex sexual activity tribadism. 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 have incorporated diverse and innovative styles in their music, but tend 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 (a country they call their "spiritual home") 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. 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 meagre 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 have performed around the world and have become well-recognized for their controversial and transgressive live performances. They have 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". They have also collaborated with Global Cool in 2007 on one of their green lifestyle campaigns.

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Scissor Sisters at Glastonbury: 'We asked Kylie to perform with us via text!' – video

US band were joined by Minogue for Pyramid Stage set

  • Jun 28, 2010

Kylie Minogue joins Scissor Sisters onstage at Glastonbury

The pop princess duets on 'Any Which Way'

  • Jun 26, 2010

Elton John nixes original third Scissor Sisters album

Elton vetos first follow up to 'Ta-Dah'

  • Jun 6, 2010

Scissor Sisters announce UK tour and ticket details

Group will hit the road in June

  • May 10, 2010

Scissor Sisters scrapped entire album before recording 'Night Work'

Jake Shears reveals 18 months of work was binned

  • May 8, 2010

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Kiss You Off

  • May 31, 2007

Scissor Sisters: Ta-Dah

Have the pleasures and pressures of fame blunted the edge of everyone’s favourite beautiful freaks?

  • Sep 15, 2006

Scissor Sisters : Mary

It’s the Elton John song it’s OK – no, mandatory – to like. Sniff…

  • Dec 4, 2004

Scissor Sisters : Laura

More glam-disco absurdity...

  • Jul 1, 2004

Scissor Sisters : Scissor Sisters

...a debut that's unique yet uniting, deep yet designed for the dance-floor...

  • Feb 6, 2004

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