Welcome Little Dragon
Written by Dom Loomes
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- Welcome Little Dragon
Little Dragon is confirmed and primed to headline Junction 1 this summer, alongside the extraordinary acts of Hot Chip and Pictish Trail. Summer 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland is set to ignite musical and cultural experience and collective integration. Get your tickets while they're hot.
Since 1996, the Gothenburg-based Swedish ensemble Little Dragon has been defying creative limits in the music world. Frontrunner and dynamic vocalist Yukimi Nagano, multi-instrumentalist Hakan Wirenstarnd, Frederick Wallin on keys, and Erik Bodin on bass, drums, and percussion are the sounds and identity of this four-set-piece. They are a fusion of time, tranquillity, and creative collaboration. Their musical makeup has bloomed to showcase great diversity and fluidity in recent years, earning them recognition as one of the most consistent bands in the industry. Drawing upon trip-hop and synth-pop styles with alternative R&B, soul, and downtempo, the group has derived new meaning and nuance in the musical dimension, with immersive and intimate sounds influenced by the likes of De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, and Alice Coltrane.
The group's first release was the double A-side seven-inch vinyl single, "Twice/Test", released on the Off the Wall label in 2006. With massive accreditation and acclaimed reviews, ‘Ritual Union,’ was released in July 2011 and ranked 41 on Rolling Stone's list of the 50 Best Albums of 2011. The 2014 Grammy-nominated ‘Best Dance/ Electronic album, ‘Nabuma Rubberband' was Little Dragon's fourth studio launch and shows the influence of Janet Jackon’s smooth jams. The group has forever braved new and exciting styles of unique development, owning their own multi-genre space and producing and excelling on timeless and ritualised performances. Little Dragon’s discography allows the ensemble to collaborate with huge names from the likes of the Gorillas, SBTRKT, BADBADNOTGOOD, FLUME, De La Soul, Kaytranadan, and DJ Shadow!
The group has had numerous festival features such as Glastonbury, Coachella, London Printworks, Tyler The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Festival in Los Angeles, and the group’s co-headlined Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl with Flying Lotus.
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