Little Dragon Debut New Single “Gold”

Little Dragon Debut New Single “Gold.” The track is off the Swedish band's forthcoming album Slugs Of Love, available July 7th via Ninja Tune
Little Dragon Debut New Single “Gold"

Little Dragon, have have shared new single “Gold” “a reflection on the riches that money can’t buy,” that sees the band refract pop hits of the 90’s and 00’ laying their unique sound over a sluggish, synth heavy groove.

It’s the latest glimpse of their forthcoming album Slugs Of Love, out July 7th on Ninja Tune, which also features a guest turn from Damon Albarn (Gorillaz/Blur) on “Glow”, a “slow dripping glittery ride to a daydream in wonderland” and a collaboration with respected East Atlanta rapper JID (who is signed with J. Cole’s Dreamville label) on the previously released single “Stay”, a song which charts the ups and downs of a relationship.

Consisting of school friends Erik Bodin (drums and percussion), Fredrik Wallin (bass), Håkan Wirenstarnd (keyboards) and Yukimi Nagano (vocals), the band have gone on to become one of the most consistent, respected and universally loved bands of recent times. Recorded in the musical oasis of their Gothenburg Studio — the same studio they have worked in for almost 20 years — on ‘Slugs Of Love’ they bring their distinctive blend of soulful pop, electronics and R&B — all underpinned by lead singer Yukimi’s instantly recognisable vocals — to the fore across 11 tracks that encapsulate the full range of their diverse individual musical influences.

The band’s popular live shows have spawned a decade-spanning touring career, including festival highlights such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Bestival, Sonar, All Points East, Dimensions Festival, Parklife, Lovebox, Love Saves The Day, Melt and Dour; co-headlining the Hollywood Bowl and Berkeley’s Greek Theatre with Flying Lotus supported by BADBADNOTGOOD and sold out two nights at London’s Roundhouse and most recently, Koko.

They most recently completed an eventful tour across the US and Canada alongside Leon Bridges, at venues including The Forum (LA), Forest Hills (NYC) and Scotiabank Arena (Toronto). The tour almost didn’t happen though, when a week before they were due to fly out, their driver disappeared with their deposit. “It started as a normal tour, with two buses and drivers, and ended with a lawsuit and various minivans. We had to consider canceling the tour, or finding solutions on the go. In the end we decided to try, and thanks to our amazing team, we succeeded, we couldn’t have done it without them.”

Little Dragon
Slugs of Love
Ninja Tune

1. Amöban
2. Frisco
3. Slugs of Love
4. Disco Dangerous
5. Lily’s Call
6. Stay (feat. JID)
7. Gold
8. Kenneth
9. Glow (feat. Damon Albarn)
10. Tumbling Dice
11. Easy Falling

Little Dragon 2023 Tour Dates

July 13 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC
July 14 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NYC
Nov 09: Trädgår’n, Gothenburg, SE
Nov 10: Kägelbanan, Stockholm, SE
Nov 11: Vulkan, Oslo, NO
Nov 14: Amagar Bio, Copenhagen, DK
Nov 15: Astra, Berlin, DE
Nov 17: Maassilo, Rotterdam, NL
Nov 18: Élysée Montmartre, Paris, FR
Nov 19: Botanique, Brussels, BE
Nov 21: Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
Nov 22: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Oct 01 – Portola Festival, San Francisco

Pre-Order Slugs Of Love by Little Dragon HERE


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