"It's been amazing being with the Gorillaz -- just playing at so many just huge arena shows is definitely not what we're used to," Nagano says, "but we're excited to be with our own band again." Little Dragon hopes the tour has raised the band's profile as they finish mixing the follow-up to "Machine Dreams." "The [new] songs will be more soulful," explains Wallin of the new set, which the group hopes to release in the spring.
Like their previous albums, the still-untitled release was recorded and produced by the band in their home studio in Gothenburg. 6, Little Dragon will kick off a 24-date headlining trek across North America in San Jose, Ca.
It’s a trancy baseline that inspired a lot of melodies and we thought it was catchy enough to be a single.
It makes sense considering they toured together with De La Soul, half The Clash, the late Bobby Womack, and members of The Pharcyde as part of the 2010 Gorillaz tour.As Little Dragon prepares to embark on yet another tour expedition, Bodin had a few moments to talk the “Little Dragon,” Gorillaz tour and Janet Jackson.Little Dragon are a Swedish electronic music band from Gothenburg, formed in 1996.The band consists of Yukimi Nagano (vocals, percussion), Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass) and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards).[Verse 1: Yukimi Nagano] Waiting by the mailbox, by the train Passin' by the hills 'til I hear the name I'm looking for a saw to cut these chains in half and all I want is Someone to rely on as Thunder comes a rolling down Someone to rely on as Lightning comes a staring in again [Verse 2: Damon Albarn] I'll wait to be forgiven Maybe I never will My star has left me To take the bitter pill That shattered feeling Well the cause of it's a lesson learned Just don't know if I could roll into the sea again "Just don't know if I could do it all again" she said, it's true [Verse 3: Yukimi Nagano] Waiting in my room and I lock the door I watch the coloured animals across the floor And I'm looking from a distance And I'm listening to the whispers And oh it ain't the same, when your falling out of feeling and you're Falling in and caught again [Verse 4 : Damon Albarn] I'm caught again in the mystery Your by my side, but are you still with me?
Earlier this year, Little Dragon was slowly building an underground U. following thanks to their 2009 release, "Machine Dreams," and the small tour supporting it.Nagano and Little Dragon bassist Fredrik Wallin hit the road with Gorillaz for the U. leg of their world tour, accompanying the group each night on both "Empire Ants" and "To Binge." The rest of Little Dragon joined the tour in Dublin on Nov.11, and the group stayed on as support as the trek reached Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.Their second album, Machine Dreams, was released in August 2009, and gathered favourable reviews.The third album, Ritual Union, was released in July 2011 and was ranked at number 41 on Rolling Stone list of the 50 Best Albums of 2011.The “unicorns” – two pure-white horses with fuchsia-dyed manes and crudely made spiralled horns – are standing outside a nearby house-turned-workshop-turned-guestlist-only-party, trying to maintain their dignity while intoxicated models take awkward selfies.