Londoners Aluna Francis (vocals) and George Reid (all instruments) form the electronic act AlunaGeorge. They came onto each other’s radars back in 2009 when Reid remixed a song for the band Francis was in at the time. It has been a musical voyage that led to them being signed by Interscope Records in 2015.
In 2012 the duo released their first singles, “You Know You Like It” and “Your Drums, Your Love”, which met with moderate success. It was in 2013 with the release of their first full length album Diver and the single “White Noise” with Disclosure that led to their first Top 40 hit in the UK. This plus the single “Supernatural” was enough for them to be signed to a big label.
The two complement each other perfectly. Francis’s vocals are sweet and childlike which meshes perfectly with Reid’s arrangements that tend towards garage, dubstep and bass. The beats are futuristic and minimalist. The two come together to make a sound that is distinctive and have cited such acts as Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, James Taylor, PJ Harvey, and Van Morrison as influences.
-Date: October 30, 2015
-Venue: Théâtre Fairmount
-Ticket Purchase: www.theatrefairmount.com
-Ticket Price: $20.00 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 10:00 (Doors @ 9:30 p.m.)
-Opening Acts: Computer Magic and Roland Tings