So, usually, I’m in-the-know about super, cool music, but somehow I let this group slip through the cracks. I’ve always heard of Little Dragon, but never actually heard Little Dragon — until my good friend put me on. That was a wrap. I fell in love.
Little Dragon is a Swedish group consisting of Yukimi Nagano (vocals, percussion) and her close high school friends Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass) and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards). During recording seshs, Miss Yukimi would throw “fuming tantrums” so much that they nicknamed her Little Dragon. The group then determined that that would be the group’s name.Their sound is soothing and amazing, and I” had the pleasure of witnessing it firsthand.
The group performed in the city at Republic, last Tuesday. I was very surprised to see how packed it was on a weeknight, but then again, I forget how many cool, eclectic people fill these NOLA streets.