Little Dragon, Somerset House, review: Definitive escapism

It's difficult to resist such hypnotic, freeing music

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If you go and see or listen to Little Dragon, make sure it's outside, preferably in the rain at Somerset House.

It's the closest London gets to an outdoor club; it's not easy to get Londoners dancing on a Sunday night but it's difficult to resist such hypnotic, freeing music, proven in the steam that rose from an audience that could not stop moving. Who knew that keyboards could be so unnervingly affecting.

Surprising, intelligent and escapist, Little Dragon have developed a following impressive of a band who have never had a mainstream hit.

But their dreamy, fantastical, grown-up pop has mass appeal; they're rumoured to have turned down a collaborations with Pharrell Williams and Diplo.

The Swedish foursome gave a set that spanned their four albums, from their original dance to their more recent powerful electro soul, inspired by Janet Jackson's slow jams.

Singer Yukimi Nagano was Kate Bush with a bass line, ethereal, carefree and strong, making one question why more women don't wear two piece, bodycon, all-over glitter ensembles and storm around playing tambourine.

Little Dragon are definitive escapism, rain or shine.