The four-piece are known for their off-the-wall electro-pop back tracks, which blast behind the exquisite, distinctive vocals of Yukimi Nagano, and the show they brought to Glasgow to promote their fifth and latest studio album ‘Season High’ was a wonderful showcase of their eclecticism.
Nagano arrived on stage looking a bit like the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland neon’d up for a freshers’ rave, and though the props were minimal on stage, what few decorations Little Dragon had brought to compliment their performance combined nicely with the enormous church organ behind the St. Lukes’ stage to complete the wonderfully surreal atmosphere.
The performance itself was as high-tempo as you’d have thought - it was a live electro-pop disco with extended instrumentals encouraging the audience to stop standing still and start shuffling their feet. It was fun, playful and a real feel-good set.
The party atmosphere extended from opener ‘A New’ the whole way through, though. The startling synths of ‘Pretty Girls’ were a highlight, as was the contrastingly bouncy ‘Ritual Union’ and beautifully moody ‘Constant Surprises’.
It was a fun night out which was at its best when the instrumental jamming hit full flow and had everyone dancing.