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Gothenburg, Sweden (2006 – present)

Little Dragon is an music group formed in 2006 and based in Göteborg, Sweden. The band is made up of Yukimi Nagano (vocals), Fredrick Källgren (bass), Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards) and Erik Bodin (drums). Their new album ‘Nabuma Rubberband’ was released on May 13, 2014 on Loma Vista. Prior to this, they released three studio albums: Little Dragon (2007), Machine Dreams (2009) and Ritual Union (2011).

Their first release was a double-A-side 7” single on Off The Wall (later signed to Peacefrog) that had two tracks: “Twice” and “Test”.

Nagano was born and raised in Göteborg to a Japanese father and American mother. She grew up listening to American folk, but always had an affinity for R&B. Keyboardist Wirenstrand spent his childhood in Småland before moving to Göteborg where listened to a lot of Swedish folk music before getting into electronic music. Bodin grew up listening to early hip-hop and jazz. Fredrik was influenced by experimental, noise and electro house.

Nagano and Bodin play live with José González. Bodin also drums with Peps Perrson, a Swedish blues/reggae artist. Swedish electronic jazz duo Koop’s albums Waltz for Koop and Koop Islands feature Yukimi Nagano’s vocals on several tracks.

The band collaborated with Gorillaz on two tracks (“Empire Ants” and “To Binge”) from their 2010 released album, Plastic Beach. Little Dragon also collaborated with Maximum Balloon (the solo project of David Andrew Sitek, producer and member of TV on the Radio), for one track entitled “If You Return”.


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  • KmzR

    Nabuma Purple Rubberband:

    27 Jan 8:48pm Reply
  • value92

    Hopefull to see them playing in germany this year !

    6 Jan 8:17pm Reply
  • batsanty

    vvv subjective. get the fk outta here

    4 Jan 10:57pm Reply
  • hookbags

    Boring music for boring people.........

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • heintony

    new album nominated to grammy's best eletronic album <3 hope they win

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jamesaka2

    "One of those bands you know you'll listen to for the rest of your life." definitely agree, when you listen to a band... sometimes you just know, it applies to Little Dragon for me too.

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tradatda91

    One of those bands you know you'll listen to for the rest of your life.

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Aero26

    On October 13th, these guys sealed their place in my heart. lol Amazing show. KLAPP KLAPP. wheww.

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • strom-z

    so far I'm loving the new album alot, perhaps their best so far. KIapp Klapp is such a good single but basically one good song follows another, very consistent.

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • LesbionicGirl

    Nice new album, I especially like the 3 last songs.

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • enofield

    Sydney gig on Tuesday night was the besssst!

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • disairyuzerneim

    Ritual Union was the only song of theirs I would listen until Nabuma Rubberband. It made me re-evaluate their older music. [2]

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • pritikina

    Good stuff. My new fave band. I mean Ritual Union was the only song of theirs I would listen until Nabuma Rubberband. It made me re-evaluate their older music.

    1 Aug 2014 Reply
  • DonDonald

    I'm quite into my metal, but damn this music's good.

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Crystalseth

    Can't get enough of their new album. Its too beautiful for words.

    24 Jul 2014 Reply
  • sweetcenter

    I completely agree with defk3000 & Sir_LePaul. It's such an amazing album.

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • defk3000

    Sir_LePaul is right every song flows into the next. It's a constant groove all the way through. I'm digging it. Surprised it's only gotten 33k plays so far.

    3 Jul 2014 Reply


    28 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Sir_LePaul

    Nabuma Rubberband is my fave album this year thus far. The atmospheric sound is just beautiful. Every song flows very well into the next. I feel they stepped up their production and songwriting, and paired with Nagano's always perfect vocals equals a stellar project.

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Crystalseth

    just saw them live. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
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