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Little Dragon


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Formed in Gothenberg, Sweden in 1996, this electronic quartet comprises lead vocalist Yukimi Nagano (vocals, percussion), Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards), Erik Bodin (drums), and Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass). Naming themselves after Nagano's nickname that she received for throwing tantrums while recording, Little Dragon debuted in 2006 with the "Test" single on the Scandinavian Off the Wall label. The following year, Little Dragon signed with the larger British indie Peacefrog for their self-titled debut album released in 2007. Its opening song, the hushed ballad "Twice," was featured during the 2008-2009 season of Grey's Anatomy. Later in 2009, the group released Machine Dreams, which showed new wave inspiration through bigger hooks. After Little Dragon collaborated on recordings by Gorillaz (Plastic Beach), TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek (Maximum Balloon), SBTRKT (SBTRKT), and Big Boi (Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumours), among others, they released a third album, Ritual Union, written and recorded during gaps in their schedule as worldwide support for Gorillaz. The record exposed them to a wider audience, charting in both the U.S. and the U.K. Exhausted from touring, Little Dragon took some time out to record their next album at their own studio space in Gothenburg during 2012. For the recording, they drew musical influences from Prince to Janet Jackson and claimed that the dark and cold Swedish winter played a part in shaping their sound. Preceded by the singles "Klapp Klapp," "Paris," and "Let Go," Nabuma Rubberband was released in 2014 and subsequently nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Dance/Electronic Album. Featured appearances on tracks by the likes of ODESZA, Mac Miller, Kaytranada, De La Soul, and Flume followed shortly thereafter. Little Dragon's fifth set, Season High, arrived in 2017. ~ Stewart Mason & James Pearce
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Albums by
Little Dragon

Top Songs by
Little Dragon

  1.   Song
  2.   Ritual Union
  3.   Feather
  4.   Klapp Klapp
  5.   My Step
  6.   Please Turn
  7.   Twice
  8.   Sunshine
  9.   Shuffle a Dream
  10.   Blinking Pigs
  11.   Fortune
  12.   High
  13.   Crystalfilm
  14.   Let Go
  15.   Celebrate
  16.   Paris
  17.   Runabout
  18.   Nightlight
  19.   Brush the Heat
  20.   Never Never
  21.   Scribbled Paper
  22.   Come Home
  23.   Thunder Love
  24.   Pretty Girls
  25.   Wink
  26.   Looking Glass
  27.   Wanderer
  28.   Nabuma Rubberband
  29.   Constant Surprises
  30.   Sweet
  31.   No Love
  32.   Should I
  33.   Seconds
  34.   Don't Cry
  35.   Turn Left
  36.   Push
  37.   Strobe Light
  38.   The Pop Life
  39.   High featuring Denzel Curry
  40.   Little Dragon, Pt. 3
  41.   Little Dragon, Pt. 2
  42.   Killing Me
  43.   Cat Rider
  44.   Underbart
  45.   Mirror
  46.   When I Go Out
  47.   Precious
  48.   Swimming
  49.   Test
  50.   Place to Belong
  51.   Forever
  52.   Pink Cloud
  53.   After the Rain
  54.   Summerteary
  55.   Gravity
  56.   Butterflies
  57.   Only One
  58.   A New
  59.   Little Dragon, Pt. 1
  60.   Stormy Weather
  61.   Recommendation
  62.   Little Man
  63.   Lurad

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