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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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  • 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 8:26am Reply
  • tradatda91

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

    9 Nov 2:13am Reply
  • fyiwdwytm1

    What a discovery, saw them live and they were great. Check out these live clips if interested - -

    1 Nov 2:38pm Reply
  • Aero26

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

    15 Oct 7:33pm Reply
  • lovetekturove

    Thunder Love, the best song in the whole universe. <3

    8 Oct 6:43pm 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 3:15pm Reply
  • LesbionicGirl

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

    19 Sep 3:37pm Reply
  • enofield

    Sydney gig on Tuesday night was the besssst!

    22 Aug 1:52am Reply
  • taIktostrangers

    Cat Rider = (

    18 Aug 9:54pm 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 1:47am 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 2:39am Reply
  • DonDonald

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

    30 Jul 12:44pm Reply
  • Crystalseth

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

    24 Jul 3:20pm Reply
  • sweetcenter

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

    17 Jul 1:05pm 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 12:33am Reply


    28 Jun 3:31pm 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 1:01pm Reply
  • Crystalseth

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

    22 Jun 5:35am Reply
  • jacobhulmston

    I don't think 'Best Of' was a decision by them. Looks like their old label trying to make more money after they left.

    16 Jun 10:50pm Reply
  • Tahula

    I am surprised that the Best Of is an official release, thought it was fanmade. Is it really necessary to throw a compilation out there already?

    16 Jun 5:14pm Reply
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