You know about Lykke Li and Fever Ray, and now it's time to add another Swedish songstress to your playlist (if you haven't already). The Gothenburg-based electronic band, Little Dragon, is fronted by the soulful, smooth and subdued vocals of Yukimi Nagano, and includes band members Erik Bodin, Fredrik Källgren Wallin and Håkan Wirenstrand. Their second album, Machine Dreams, came out at the end of the summer and includes my personal favourites, "Feather" and "Blinking Pigs". The tracks have an eighties feel, minus the cheese-ball factor, and Nagano's voice makes me think of the English group, Sade, and their elements of R&B and jazz. Little Dragon's sensual and airy sounds tempt me to chill out my living room, lie on my couch and drink some wine... Yeah, one of those bands.
Take a listen (and crack a bottle while you're at it):
Blinking Pigs by Little Dragon