Hometown: London, UK
Label: Island, Universal
Age: 24 (Aluna ), 24 (George)
London hailing duo AlunaGeorge, comprised of producer George Reid and singer Aluna Francis, had us in a trance last year with their unique cocktail of new wave R&B, indie-pop and UK bass influenced music.
The duo, who first connected in 2009 when George approached Aluna’s band at the time My Toys Like Me on Myspace offering to remix one of their tracks, first grabbed our attention with the addictive “You Know You Like It” showcasing the marriage of Francis’ sweet and sincere almost childlike vocals and futuristic, bassy, glitchy and driving production which has drawn comparisons (albeit it slightly lazy ones) to the Aaliyah and Timbaland dynamic.
The duo has continued to excel track after track earning them accolades from a growing fanbase and tastemakers around the world (gaining the title of ‘most blogged artist in the UK of 2012’) and following the release of the critically acclaimed “Your Drums, Your Love” single, the band announced their eagerly anticipated debut album Body Music (listen to a performance of the title track here) which is set to be released in June.
Get familiar with these two now as they are set to dominate your radios, TV screens and festival stages over the next 12 months.