Swedish four-piece Little Dragon – spearheaded by dynamic vocalist Yukimi Nagano, multi-instrumentalists Håkan Wirenstrand & Fredrik Wallin on keyboards & bass respectively, with drums & percussion by Erik Bodin – are one of the world’s most beloved bands. Earlier this year they released Lover Chanting EP, a 3 track EP self- produced by the band in Gothenburg and they are now due to release their brand new single ‘Tongue Kissing’ as well as embark on their headline European tour playing London’s Brixton O2 Academy (5000 cap) with stops in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Stockholm and more followed by 22 dates across North America.
With five unique yet distinct studio albums ranging from their 2007 self-titled debut, the sophomore avant-garde electronic pop of Machine Dreams to must-have breakthrough Ritual Union, then GRAMMY-nominated Nabuma Rubberband followed by 2017’s critically acclaimed stunner Season High, Little Dragon have pioneered their own multi-genre space by writing timeless, impeccably produced songs & delivering knockout live shows.
Their catalogue bursts with an impressive list of collaborations. Yukimi has lent her trademark vocals to Gorillaz, Flume, SBTRKT, Kaytranada, Christian Rich, De La Soul, DJ Shadow, Tinashe, Mac Miller, Big Boi, Faith Evans, and ODESZA. The band has remixed Rhye, Childish Gambino & more. Additionally, artists such as NAO, Lianne La Havas, Nick Mulvey and Rosie Lowe all have covered Little Dragon. “Tried”, their recent collaboration with BADBADNOTGOOD received great support from the likes of Pitchfork, The FADER, NPR Annie Mac and more.
Single ‘Lover Chanting’ has over 4.4M combined streams and received strong press support from 90+ sites including Pitchfork, The FADER, Rolling Stone, FACT, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, CLASH, Stereogum. It was Annie Mac’s ‘First Play’ on BBC Radio 1 as well as her ‘Tune of the Week’, reached #1 on Radio 1 Hype Chart, #4 on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and #1 on KCRW Music Top 30. The official video directed by Jack Whiteley has over 3.8M views and received pick up from 60+ sites including The FADER, DIY, It’s Nice That, Billboard, High Snobiety and more.
Editorial playlist support at Spotify including New Music Friday, Chill Vibes, Summer Party, New Indie Mix, Indie Radar, Indie Arrivals, Indie Highlights, New Indie & Alt and popular as well as third party tastemaker playlists like Martin Garrix, Annie Mac & Tycho, have lead Little Dragon in excess of 1.7M monthly listeners & 367M streams at Spotify. Little Dragon have also featured in Apple Music’s Best of the Week, The A-List: Electronic, Today’s CHILL, Beats of the Week, Untitled & Indie Hot Tracks.
Continuous support from publications such as Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, CRACK, FADER, i-D, Dazed, Interview, NME, Stereogum, NPR, Mixmag, Line Of Best Fit, WIRED, Esquire, Clash, The 405, Billboard, Stoney Roads, The Guardian, The Times, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Mixmag have firmly established Little Dragon in global pop culture. Television performances include Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Show with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in the USA plus three appearances on UK’s Later with Jools Holland & ZDF Aspekte in Germany. Championed by MTV, the band has amassed over 98K subscribers and over 28M views on YouTube. Syncs heard on Grey’s Anatomy, 90210, Gossip Girl, Revenge, The Vampire Diaries, Being Mary Jane, and many more.
Played across BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music, Capital Xtra, Beats 1, Reprezent, Rinse FM and spun by gatekeepers KCRW, KEXP, Sirius XMU, and Triple J, their music has been praised by the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Benji B, MistaJam, Jason Bentley, Jamz Supernova, Lauren Laverne, Gilles Peterson, Huws Stephens, Phil Taggart and Danny Howard. In 2018, Little Dragon played BBC’s Biggest Weekend festival and headlined Annie Mac’s AMP Collected.
Coachella, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Bestival, Sonar, All Points East, Dimensions Festival, Parklife, Lovebox, Love Saves The Day, Melt and Dour are just a few of the festivals played in their decade-plus career. Earlier this year, Little Dragon co-headlined Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl and Berkeley’s Greek Theatre with Flying Lotus supported by BADBADNOTGOOD and sold out two nights at London’s Roundhouse. In 2018 they sold out their entire North American headline tour including two nights at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, two nights at Rock & Roll Hotel in DC and an arena show supporting Gorillaz in Boston. Little Dragon returned to London in November to headline Printworks and rounded out the year in Los Angeles with Tyler the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Dodger Stadium.