@ The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
May 4, 2017
Grammy-nominated Swedish electronic group, Little Dragon, recently released their latest album Season High on April 14th with Loma Vista Records. This is their 5th studio album. As stated by Yukimi, “We want to exist in our own bubble where we can stay curious about sounds. The magic feeling that sounds can sprinkle over any boring day is what got us all hooked.” These feelings were transmitted by the band at the Danforth Hall on the rainy night of May 4th. And yes, galactic spatial sounds were certainly present.
Little Dragon, consisting of Yukimi Nagano on vocals and percussion (and a rocking glow in the dark polka dot dress), Erik Bodin on drums, Fredrik Källgren Wallin on bass, and Håkan Wirenstrand on keyboards, delivered a high-energy performance to their fans. This sold out show got the audience dancing along with Yukimi’s kooky dance moves; in awe of her jumps and strides across the stage.
Little Dragon’s song “Sweet” delivered a candy-for-all-eyes light show in all shapes and colours. The disco ball lights and hanging 70’s décor did not disappoint. Rainbow lights covered the venue, while worldly rhythms and beats were accentuated by Yukimi’s drum pad; she made dual use of her stick as a magic dancing wand. The thick basslines shook up the Danforth, bringing people’s energies way up before transitioning into smoother and more mellow repertoire.
“The energy of the room seamlessly shifted between trance and rhythm and the show left little to be desired,” commented Shay. “As a photographer – the glowing costumes, multidimensional lighting and floor-to-ceiling reflective décor really stole the show – creating an outer world ambience and many visual layers to match the rhythms and beats of this talented band! It is clear they put a lot of thought into this show, ending on a high note – the encore demanded undivided attention from the audience, it was phenomenal! As this is a band that often frequents my playlists, I would surely see them again!”