Little Dragon

From31 December 2018to24 May 2019

Little Dragon

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Little Dragon is a four-piece electronic, neo-soul, synthpop sensation from Gothenburg, Sweden. The group met in high school in 1996 and have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique blend of trip-hop and electro-pop ever since.

Made up of singer Yukimi Nagano, drummer Erik Bodin, bassist Fredrik Källgren Wallin, and keyboardist Håkan Wirenstrand; Little Dragon’s strength has been evident since their early melancholy single ‘Twice’ was released by Scandinavian label Off The Wall in 2007; as it still remains one of their most popular tracks.

Other renowned singles such as ‘Ritual Union’ and ‘Paris’ showcase their more upbeat and forceful sound but still retain their essential dream-pop aesthetic, even after they switched to a British label, Peacefrog Records before their debut album was released. The band’s influences are said to range all the way from Janet Jackson and Prince to the harsh, cold Swedish winter environment in which they recorded their 2014 album, ‘Nabuma Rubberband’.

Despite varying influences, their instantly loveable and unique brand of pop has spanned every album released since their first; their sound gaining momentum and the band gaining status along the way. With four studio albums released within just eight years of each other, there is no doubt that Little Dragon is a huge force to be reckoned with.

Little Dragon’s collaborations with the likes of Gorillaz on ‘Plastic Beach’, Big Boi on ‘Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumours’ and SBTRKT on ‘SBTRKT’ convey their versatility as artists and how their sound can transcend genres. After touring as the main support act for Gorrilaz’s world tour in 2010, they managed to widen their scope to reach the UK and US audiences, securing spots in each nation’s charts.

Their popularity at festivals and incessant touring schedule prove just how hard-working Little Dragon is and when you consider that they once called The Seal Company (a squat in Gothenburg) their musical home, their hard-earned success is more than deserved.

Monday 31 December 2018

Little Dragon

with TOKiMONSTA and Modeselektor

The Midway, San Francisco, CA, US

 

Friday 24 May 2019

Little Dragon

All Points East 2019

Victoria Park, London, UK

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