SummarySince 2009's critically acclaimed Machine Dreams they have not sat still, touring the globe and making some high profile friends along the way.
No one in their right mind would have expected the future of soul music to come from Gothenburg, Sweden. But there it is in the dreamy, rhythmical, shifting, moody rainbow creature that is Little Dragon. It is easy to see why some of the world's top musical luminaries are falling over themselves to work with them. Stylishly seductive in their own right, their 2007 selftitled debut was filled with classy songwriting and cool production, with the stunning track 'Twice' getting played on Grey's Anatomy and countless adverts since it's release. Machine Dreams showed a bouncier side, as they flexed their dancing nous and came up with an album that would turn Prince's head.
Damon Albarn invited them to collaborate on two tracks for last year's Gorillaz record Plastic Beach, which became album highlights for the critics with Pitchfork describing the songs 'Empire Ants' and 'To Binge' as "two of the most arresting things here; they're airy, elusive and amazingly beautiful".
Little Dragon started 2011 with a headlining tour of the U.S. and a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in March, thanks to a recommendation from super-fan Questlove of The Roots. In May, the band appeared on the track 'Just Don't' from Raphael Saadiq's Stone Rollin', a record some are already calling the album of the year. Then Big Boi and DJ Shadow called to invite the group to work on new music.