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AlunaGeorge - Body Music (Album Review)

Monday, 12 August 2013 Written by Emma Dodds

It can be hard to get excited about new music when a lot of it has already been done to death. AlunaGeorge, then, are a welcome surprise.

This London duo have gone from the ranks of the unknown to Glastonbury slots and major radio airplay in the space of 18 months, and it’s easy to see why. Yes, they’re another electro-pop group. But they’re a very, very good one.

Aluna Francis’ distinctive vocals combine beautifully with George Reid’s sophisticated production, while their sound has crucially retained an edge despite their rise up the ladder.

‘Body Music’ has been eagerly anticipated among their rapidly-growing fanbase, with their huge collaboration with Disclosure, White Noise, whetting appetites further. The album opens with Outlines, where serene production and soft vocals ease the record into its groove early on, although the slow and steady pace doesn’t last long.

You Know You Like It, one of the album’s singles, is a banger. The bass is dangerously addictive, with the lyric “you know you like it, but it drives you insane” particularly apt.   

Attracting Flies, another of the record’s singles, is an equally phenomenal track, with the cutie-pie opening riff smashed by the drums and bassline, and Your Drums, Your Love is just a beautiful song. Again it’s rather addictive, so take precautions when listening.    

AlunaGeorge are young and have a massive future ahead of them. If ‘Body Music’ is anything to go by, their journey is one worth tagging along for.

Alunageorge UK & Ireland Tour Dates are as follows

Sat October 12th 2013 - NORWICH Waterfront
Sun October 13th 2013 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Digital
Tue October 15th 2013 - GLASGOW The Arches, Glasgow
Thu October 17th 2013 - LEEDS The Cockpit
Sun October 20th 2013 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Mon October 21st 2013 - MANCHESTER Academy
Tue October 22nd 2013 - BIRMINGHAM Library, The Institute
Thu October 24th 2013 - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri October 25th 2013 - CAMBRIDGE Junction
Sat October 26th 2013 - BRIGHTON Brighton Concorde 2
Tue October 29th 2013 - SHEFFIELD Sheffield Plug
Wed October 30th 2013 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City

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