Our favourite Swedish art-popsters Little Dragon are readying a new album for release in April/May, and they have titled it Ritual Union. The quartet based out of Gothenburg have been extremely busy in the last few years filling their time up with a heavy touring schedule, collaborations with Gorillaz and of course recording new music.
Erik Boden of the group revealed that the album would be more of a mix, "of the two albums that we’ve done so far. It could be a little bit rougher, maybe. I think we’ve been seeking to be more direct in a way, so hopefully it’s rougher and more direct. It feels like we’re putting some more of our homemade soul into it."
Since 2009, their more accessible and synth-filled sophomore LP Machine Dreams catapulted the band into a much wider audience, playing to audiences all across the world. Not much else is known about the new LP, but you will be able to hear new music on any of the up coming dates this year.
Whilst you’re waiting for some new music, have a look at recently released video from Little Dragon for one of their older tunes, "My Step":
Little Dragon also performed this great tune at our Electronic Beats festival in Cologne last year, watch below:
Little Dragon’s Ritual Union will be out on Peacefrog in May
Published March 04, 2011.