Little Dragon To Come Back To South Africa
Earlier last week Little Dragon announced, via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, that they might visit South Africa again later this year. Unfortunately this is all we know, for now.
If you haven’t heard of Little Dragon yet, you will be forgiven, but judged. This Swedish, electronic, dance, pop sensation, from Gothenburg, have four albums under their belt and have performed alongside musical greats like Red Hot Chilli Peppers and in collaboration with Gorillaz, SBTRKT, DJ Shadow and Big Boi from Outkast.
Nabuma Rubberband is their fourth studio album and was released on 9 May 2014 by Because Music. Their new album is more adventurous and experimental than catchy, but slightly underwhelming, compared to the Ritual Union album. It’s nice to know that Little Dragon can still pull off the same rhythmic variations and textural contrasts that made their earlier output such a rewarding listen.
The band’s vocalist, Yukimi Nagano, was quoted in the US Rolling Stone magazine saying: “Our sound is wide – it’s not just one particular style – so we dived into different worlds, new worlds, new spaces we haven’t been to before.
“There definitely are elements of sonically romantic tracks. It feels like there are different moods and we’re exploring ourselves a bit”
I am excited for their return to Johannesburg along with what seems like the majority of Facebook. The last time they were here they played in Maboneng at MOAD, so I wonder where their next venue will be. Will it be so underground, or will they actually consider a bigger venue? Are there more fans out there now than back in 2012? If so, we need to consider raising our voices and make this a show to remember!
The last time they were here was one hell of a show. While in South Africa they did all the touristy stuff like visit Table Mountain, but really enjoyed visiting friends in Khayelitsha and eating traditional food in Soweto. The band also performed a free gig at the Orlando Towers at Chaf Pozi in Soweto.
If they decide to do this next time they are on tour here, will they consider Soweto again? Or maybe even The Sheds in Johannesburg.
Take advantage of the early bird tickets once they are available. You don’t want to miss this!