Since the release of their debut self-titled album in 2007, Gothenburg-based outfit Little Dragon have become one of the world’s most-beloved bands. Spearheaded by dynamic vocalist Yukimi Nagano, multi-instrumentalists Hakan Wirenstarnd and Fredrik Wallin on keyboards and bass respectively with drums and percussion by Erik Bodin, the group have built a well-earned reputation as one of the most consistent bands to date, unafraid to continually evolve and change their sound from record to record. Merging together intricate sonic textures with innate grooves that veer between electronica and soul, the band’s trademark sound is impossible to label and is a constant source of inspiration amongst emerging creatives and beloved figureheads alike.
From their breakout 2011 album ‘Ritual Union’ to last year’s ‘Season High’, via 2014’s Grammy-nominated ‘Nabuma Rubberband’, the band have never shied away from developing their own multi-genre space writing timeless, impeccably produced songs. Their catalogue also bursts with an enviable list of collaborations with Yukimi having lent her trademark vocals to the likes of Gorillaz, SBTRKT, BADBADNOTGOOD, Flume, De La Soul, and Kaytranada.
In early 2017, the band released their latest critically-acclaimed full-length ‘Season High’ which spawned the BBC 6 Music A-listed singles ‘Sweet’ and ‘Strobe Light’ amongst others. On the record, the band choose to collaborate with a who’s who of exciting creatives such as IB Kamara and David Uzochukwu just before they began to blow up, continuing a long tradition of surrounding themselves with artists unafraid to push boundaries. With numerous landmark festival appearances at the likes of Glastonbury, Coachella, Bestival and Lollapalooza under their belts, the band continue to take their impressively fine-tuned live show around the world, having co-headlined Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl with Flying Lotus this summer and with forthcoming dates at London’s Printworks and Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Camp Flog Gnaw’ festival in Los Angeles slated for later this year.
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