“The hype surrounding [Grimes,] the Montreal indie-electronic artist is well deserved. Taking cues from everything from Korean pop music, Russian ballet and heavy synth- she’s managed to defy genre. With her recent signing to 4AD, Grimes has been catapulted to a new dimension of hip, and rightfully so – her latest track, “Genesis” off her upcoming “Visions” is a synthy gem.” Via BOOOOOOOOM.
Little Dragon are a Swedish electronic band, formed in Gothenburg in 1996. It consists of Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano (vocals, percussion) and her close high school friends Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass) and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards). The band’s name was inspired by the “Little Dragon” nickname Nagano earned due to the “fuming tantrums” she used to throw while recording in the studio. “It’s a little exaggerated but there is some truth in it”, Nagano said. “But we’ve grown up a bit and I realised you can’t have a fit every day because otherwise you won’t be able to stand each other.” Via Tru.ly