Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Recommended music: 'Nabuma Rubberband' by Little Dragon
Effortlessly stylish, the fourth album from Sweden's Little Dragon is a classy take on dance music made with electronics (rather than 'Electronic Dance Music'). The soulful vocals of Yukimi Nagano help the music to soar and to transcend boundaries. From the foot stomping 'Klapp Klapp' to the more fragile 'Only One' and the almost trip-hop rhythms of 'Pink Cloud', this is a record that will connect your head to your feet via your heart.
With the band's profile having enlarged in the past few years due to guest slots on records by Gorillaz and DJ Shadow, I reckon this is the album to break them much more into the mainstream. They'll be playing festivals throughout Europe this summer (I'm hoping to catch them at Glastonbury) so do yourself a favour and catch them in a field somewhere in the sunshine.