"If you're looking for a new band to love, this little Swedish electro/soul outfit could be what you've been waiting for," reviewed The Huffington Post earlier this year, just one of many standing ovations the band has received.
Fronted by Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano, Little Dragon offers a guitar-free sound of disco, soul, funk, post-punk and electro. Hailing from Gothenburg, the band has collaborated with Gorillaz, indulged in a side project with Jose Gonzalez, and Little Dragon's song "Twice" was featured in an episode of the fifth season of ABC's Grey's Anatomy.
The band, comprised of four high school friends that were rejected from music school, has been steadily inflowing the hearts and minds of America’s underground since the release of its self-titled debut in 2007.
Since then, the quartet has toured throughout Europe, the U.S. and Australia, yet Little Dragon remains relatively unknown back in Sweden.
"I think the Swedish public perceives us as odd and out-of-the-way. Though the first traditional step would have been to make a big name in Sweden, we kind of skipped that when we got signed with a larger British record company. Our niche audience is larger in the rest of Europe and here in U.S.,” said keyboardist Håkan Wirenstrand when Little Dragon did a show at The Mulberry Mix Tape Tour, an exclusive music fest at Mulberry’s Flagship store on Spring Street, Manhattan.