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

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