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After nearly three years since the release of their universally acclaimed 2011 album Ritual Union, Little Dragon return with a tantalising snippet of new music.

After nearly three years since the release of their universally acclaimed 2011 album Ritual Union, Little Dragon return with their highly anticipated fourth album, the futuristic sounding Nabuma Rubberband, via their new label Because Music (Justice, Metronomy, Django Django, Major Lazer) on 12 May 2014. Having premiered as Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record In The World' last night, listen to the sheer force of nature that is first single 'Klapp Klapp' here: www.nabumarubberband.com

The Gothenburg electro-R&B adventurers were the latest artists to be invited to curate a 'Dazed Visionaries' takeover on Dazed Digital this week, highlighting the work of artists who have inspired their creative life, culminating with the video for 'Klapp Klapp' premiered today. 'Klapp Klapp' is the first in a two-part collaboration with the creative director Nabil (Frank Ocean, James Blake, Kanye West). Part one is directed by Taylor Cohen and features an enigmatic young zombie girl in a post-apocalyptic landscape at the start of her life / death. Watch the striking piece of film here: (insert link). Part two will follow later this year and is directed by Nabil.

Musically inspired by the more experimental pockets of Prince's back catalogue, club culture and the vintage Janet Jackson slow jams Yukimi used to listen to wandering around Gothenburg during the unrelenting winter, Nabuma Rubberband has a different feel to previous Little Dragon albums. “When you put some of Janet's really slow stuff on you feel like you're floating," Yukimi explains. “That feeling really influenced me and maybe that's why there are quite a lot of slow jams on the record. In the past we've been a bit self-conscious about making slow jams after 'Twice'. Then we wanted to make dance music which we did with Machine Dreams and then Ritual Union still had a dance vibe, but with this album it wasn't about that. The intention was about whatever we felt strongly about."

There are some bands who fit nicely into certain genres, fulfilling expectations and generally confining their sound within a specific set of parameters. Little Dragon aren't one of those bands. Yukimi Nagano, Erik Boden, Fred Wallin and Håkan Wirenstrand make a slowly-unravelling, constantly evolving melange of R&B, electro, pop and dance, anchored by the otherworldly vocals of their incomparable front woman and an innate way with melody. Over the course of three critically-lauded albums, Little Dragon have established themselves as a band keen to never rest on their laurels – not only prodding and playing with the boundaries of their own sound, but collaborating with the likes of Gorillaz and SBTRKT to expand their musical horizons still further. With strong influences from Prince and Janet Jackson through to Frank Ocean and OutKast, Nabuma Rubberband is their most exhilarating record yet and will catapult the Dragon's into another realm, as its title suggests.

   

   

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Congratulations! Zhu and Little Dragon are nominated for Grammys

Congratulations! Zhu and Little Dragon are nominated for Grammys

Congratulations! Zhu and Little Dragon are nominated for Grammys

Little Dragon cover "Millionaire" by Kelis!

Little Dragon cover "Millionaire" by Kelis!

Swedish band Little Dragon cover Kelis song "Millionaire" for Like A Version on Triple J radio.

Little Dragon remixed by Lil Silva

Little Dragon remixed by Lil Silva

Lil Silva remixed Little Dragon last single "Pretty Girls" ! So cool !

New music of Little Dragon "Pretty Girls"

New music of Little Dragon "Pretty Girls"

Watch the new music video of swedish band Little Dragon "Pretty Girls". Off of their new album "Nabuma Rubberband".

Little Dragon live at Glastonbury

Little Dragon live at Glastonbury

Watch Little dragon performing "Ritual Union" live at Glastonbury.

Little Dragon live at We Love Green

Little Dragon live at We Love Green

Last week end, Yukimi Nagano and his swedish crew Little Dragon burned the scene of We Love Green festival, in front of a very enthousiastic.

Little Dragon on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Little Dragon on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Little Dragon were yesterday on Jimmy Kimmel Live! They will be playing at We Love Green Festival on May 31!

Little Dragon perform "Paris" on Rinse FM

Little perform their single "Paris" on Rinse FM.

Little Dragon performance at Canal +

Little Dragon performance at Canal +

Little Dragon were in the show "Album De La Semaine" on Canal + to introduce their new album "Nabuma Rubberband".

Little Dragon "Klapp Klapp" (Nosaj Thing Remix feat. Future)

Little Dragon "Klapp Klapp" (Nosaj Thing Remix feat. Future)

Californian producer Nosaj Thing makes us travel with his remix of Little Dragon's "Klapp Klapp" featuring Future.

New album of Little Dragon "Nabuma Rubberband"

New album of Little Dragon "Nabuma Rubberband"

Today is Nabuma Rubberband" day! The fourth album of swedish band Little Dragon is now available.

New music video of Little Dragon "Paris"

New music video of Little Dragon "Paris"

Check out the new music video of Little Dragon "Paris".

Little Dragon "Paris"

Little Dragon "Paris"

Little Dragon unveiled a new track called "Paris", off their new album "Nabuma Rubberband", which will be out on May 13.

An award fot Little Dragon's campaign!

An award fot Little Dragon's campaign!

Breaking news! LittleDragon's "Klapp Klapp" campaign won FWA's "Site Of The Day" award!

Little Dragon remixed by Girl Unit!

Little Dragon remixed by Girl Unit!

Little Dragon's "Klapp Klapp" remixed by Girl Unit.