AlunaGeorge : Fresh Talent
AlunaGeorge, comprised of Aluna Francis and George Reid are the two part, Indie styled, modern R’n B troupe taking over our sound waves.
With their classical soul sounds and electro jumping beats, it’s not hard to figure out why they have caught the attention of well known band, Friendly Fires, to ask for them to join them at Bestival this year.
Currently, they are preparing for their EP album release ‘Your Drums, Your Love’ which will be out 15 October 2012.
Even though they have signed with Island Records, they have kept everything the same as George from AlunaGeorge states in a Gigwise interview,
… there’s just a few more people working to make sure we stay focused I guess, which is good because it’s easy to lose your way and fart around too much when it is just the two of us day to day.
What influences them in their music making is not the obvious Shirley Bassey, for instance, but instead Noosha Fox and Therese Bazaar of Dollar, and any given number of sweet R&B girls where every part of passion has been removed only to leave just the shiny gloss of “soul”.
Aluna Francis’s voice is one sweetly haunting sound, yet it marries well into George’s glitchy music production, the result at the end is unique.
Here is the video of AlunaGeorge in their new song ‘You Know You Like It’.
Keep up to date with gigs and new tracks at http://www.alunageorge.com/
Picture copyright to Fiona Garden. Music copyright of AlunaGeorge.