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Everything they've released so far is top notch IMO, and this video for "Your Drums, Your Love" is certainly no exception. Surely, they deserve their own thread?

daavid, Monday, 17 September 2012 17:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

You Know You Like It is still my favorite of the tracks they've released, but yeah...they don't have a single clunker yet.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 17 September 2012 17:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Only have 'Put Up Your Hands' by them so far after a mate recommended. Really enjoying that one, pleasantly poppy chorus. Keep meaning to check out the 'You Know You Like It' e.p. on spotify but haven't made any time for it yet. Definitely worth pursuing then?

Windsor Davies, Monday, 17 September 2012 21:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

more perfection IMO

monotony, Friday, 5 October 2012 04:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Album release party of the to date untitled debut scheduled for 20 June 2013 at the Electric Brixton.

As a latecomer, my favorite so far is the 2011 demo "Disobey"

Pauper Management Improved (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 26 December 2012 21:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Also, if its not clear from past interviews, Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge used to go by Francis Noon when she was half of My Toys Like Me. MTLM was a bit more UFO toy trip hop than AG, but the first of their two albums Where We Are (2009) is well worth checking out.

Pauper Management Improved (Sanpaku), Thursday, 27 December 2012 01:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

So, this song with Disclosure huh.

monotony, Thursday, 24 January 2013 00:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

monster_xero, Thursday, 24 January 2013 01:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

man i just dk about 'white noise' sometimes

loth as i am to leave all these glittering earworms on the table but i might just have to admit grudgeful defeat to aluna on this one, she has taken the schtick an insurmountable step too far and enough is surely enough

"oi know yer [???], you spin me round loik a [???]"

i mean really, how can i feel chided by your knowing womanhood if you sound like a little urchin beckoning me up a chimney ffs

r|t|c, Thursday, 7 February 2013 14:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

"i'm hearing static / you're like an automa'ic"

and then this, this is the worst, this inconsistent midglottalization tearing my soul apart, is it just a drop in brit school standards or is it perhaps the deliberately woven imperfection designed to lay the whole artifice bare, a cry for help

r|t|c, Thursday, 7 February 2013 14:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

r|t|c, Thursday, 7 February 2013 14:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh well, still a jam i suppose

r|t|c, Thursday, 7 February 2013 14:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Still having a hard time following this band, because the disorganized trickle of demos and YouTube videos doesn't give a clear entry point, but "Diver" is still the jam. Gives me a lot of hope for a proper album.

Evan R, Thursday, 7 February 2013 15:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

UK ILXors can watch AlunaGeorge's British TV debut performing "You Know You Like It" from last night:

BBC2 Culture Show: AlunaGeorge perform at London's Hayward Gallery

Sanpaku, Thursday, 7 February 2013 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

hahaha the inconsistent glottal stop really bothered me too!

lex pretend, Thursday, 7 February 2013 15:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

rly tho what is that first couplet

the lyric sites have it down as "i know you're smart, you spin me round like a knot" but uhhhhhh

r|t|c, Thursday, 7 February 2013 15:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

Now a #2 chart smash. If Jessie Ware is our Lisa Stansfield then what does that make her?

boxedjoy, Sunday, 10 February 2013 21:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

i didn't realize disclosure had actual hits over there

d'eejban (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 February 2013 23:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

https://soundcloud.com/alunageorge/attractingflies

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 20:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's an okay track, but it's bettered by all the little weird synth choices.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 20:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

yuck, boring British electro-pop. That's disappointing

Evan R, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 20:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

There were better demo tracks that aren't getting an outing on Body Music.

"Make No Mistake"
"Double Sixes"
"Disobey"

Sanpaku, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 21:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

r|t|c, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 08:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

that is great

the original is probably the best song they've done but this remix >>>>>

lex pretend, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 11:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

wasnt really bothered about the ungainly og tbh but given there's always silk purses to be made with this lot it's nbd

r|t|c, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 12:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

their album leaked

monotony, Sunday, 21 July 2013 14:15 (8 months ago) Permalink

Yikes; her voice cannot carry an album.

Evan R, Monday, 22 July 2013 04:59 (8 months ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's pretty much a dud.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 22 July 2013 05:21 (8 months ago) Permalink

wretched. but in fairness though aluna just is what she is, it's george that's the utterly clueless one here

r|t|c, Monday, 22 July 2013 06:11 (8 months ago) Permalink

alunageorge - attracting flies (shift k3y remix)
alunageorge - you know you like it (b-15 project remix)
alunageorge - your drums, your love (lil silva remix)
disclosure ft alunageorge - white noise

imagine an actual body music worthy of the name comprised of these and more. her voice can carry, it's just not to be deferred to

r|t|c, Monday, 22 July 2013 06:19 (8 months ago) Permalink

Body Music is indeed a really big disappointment, it drags so much. The Quadron album is the kind of album they should have made.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 05:20 (8 months ago) Permalink

Lol at the idea that she has a voice anywhere near appropriate for anything as sumptuous as the Quadron album.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 08:28 (8 months ago) Permalink

I was going to say, there's no way they could have pulled off an album as languidly and luxuriantly arranged as the quadron or rhye records, she's not got the voice for it - it scans newsom-esque to me with trappings of nancy from oliver twist - and george trades in glittery sleek synths rather than clarinets and handclaps

i don't think it's a terrible record and i still think highly of the singles, but there are composition problems with a few of the tracks - i feel like "best be believing" could've really been quite spectacular if they'd bothered to write a proper chorus, the middle eight on "superstar" is pissweak and some of the lines on "friends to lovers" - actually, some of the lines on a number of the tracks - are very ungainly (i have the same problem with the disclosure album actually)

i'd agree that their sound is a little bit staid and fatiguing in the "album form" but my major gripe would be that the whole thing's a bit colourless - like, to me, in "your drums your love" aluna comes across as a complex mix of tense and sad and doe-eyed and frustrated all at once - and the production contributes to that atmosphere - but in other songs the vocals and the production seem a bit lifeless, lacking in energy, less vital.

monotony, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:19 (8 months ago) Permalink

reminds me of the La Roux album; some great singles and unmemorable same-y album tracks. whole thing seems wearing on the ear and that voice really grates after a while. Best Be Believing is a keeper IMO, This Is How We Do It cover is way fun.

piscesx, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:41 (8 months ago) Permalink

wow this album teaching me that aluna's voice is annoying in several further ways other than the couple i'd already clocked

rtc otm in that george is responsible for the aridity on display here though

the quadron album is sooooooo good and getting better all the time

lex pretend, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:24 (8 months ago) Permalink

oh god, the "this is how we do it" cover is the worst thing though

lex pretend, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:34 (8 months ago) Permalink

WHAT????

what makes a man start polls? (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:38 (8 months ago) Permalink

like pisces says they fit quite happily into a long lineage of "oh is that what the original sounds like" artists

i guess having a producer beard is undoubtedly a much safer position than freelance hookstress

r|t|c, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:38 (8 months ago) Permalink

why the hell would you cover perfection?

what makes a man start polls? (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:38 (8 months ago) Permalink

body music is such a bafflingly unsuited title too. least physical music ever

lex pretend, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:59 (8 months ago) Permalink

Agreed. That title was maybe 30% of the reason I was excited about the record. Definitely a broken promise.

Evan R, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 14:19 (8 months ago) Permalink

Hey, I'm liking it.

http://bodymusic.alunageorge.com/

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 25 July 2013 17:12 (8 months ago) Permalink

this Montell Jordan cover isn't nearly as bad as I was expecting, basically it sounds like a lost Mis-Teeq song to me

"Post-Oven" (DJP), Thursday, 25 July 2013 17:16 (8 months ago) Permalink

It just occurred to me that Body Music is basically a reductive wallpaper version of Barbara Panther's 2011 album. Now that I've made that connection, I may come around to whatever charms it may possess.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 25 July 2013 17:22 (8 months ago) Permalink

no dan, this is what mis-teeq sound like covering montell jordan

(and that's a pretty minor mis-teeq single!)

lex pretend, Friday, 26 July 2013 09:33 (8 months ago) Permalink

This got a particularly glowing review in the Graun today but it was impossible to read without getting the sense that Petridis was using it as a vehicle to impress his enthusiasm for the current UK pop landscape rather than the record itself.

Matt DC, Friday, 26 July 2013 09:37 (8 months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure I can be arsed to even listen to this frankly. That they finished their Glastonbury set with 'White Noise' speaks volumes.

Matt DC, Friday, 26 July 2013 09:38 (8 months ago) Permalink

xp kinda like giving sneaker pimps five stars cos u wanna get on board with speed garage

r|t|c, Friday, 26 July 2013 09:42 (8 months ago) Permalink

there's at least one interview where aluna or george (I forget which one) admits the montell jordan cover was a joke, fwiw

katherine, Friday, 26 July 2013 10:22 (8 months ago) Permalink

found it! http://blog.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/?p=9680

katherine, Friday, 26 July 2013 10:24 (8 months ago) Permalink

i like the new version of "diver" a lot

J0rdan S., Monday, 29 July 2013 20:19 (8 months ago) Permalink

i don't really get "hysterically bad" or anything from this. it sounds, uh, like a bunch of alunageorge songs lined up in a row, which predictably kinda dulls the entire enterprise

J0rdan S., Monday, 29 July 2013 20:30 (8 months ago) Permalink

"Diver" is great, but hearing it in the context of the album, after six lesser variations of the same idea, tempers its impact a lot

Evan R, Monday, 29 July 2013 20:49 (8 months ago) Permalink

one alunageorge song in a row is enough to dull the entire enterprise

lex pretend, Monday, 29 July 2013 21:50 (8 months ago) Permalink

i REALLY don't know why americans care about them

lex pretend, Monday, 29 July 2013 21:50 (8 months ago) Permalink

it depends on what your definition of americans is

J0rdan S., Monday, 29 July 2013 21:55 (8 months ago) Permalink

wow http://gawker.com/the-best-r-b-album-of-2013-is-here-977204236

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 31 July 2013 18:47 (8 months ago) Permalink

I don't know what the best r&b of the year will be, but if it's this then lock the doors and hop the bus r&b...you're done.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 31 July 2013 18:53 (8 months ago) Permalink

had to watch this again to cleanse my palate

pr0n tsar (cozen), Wednesday, 31 July 2013 19:00 (8 months ago) Permalink

adios richjuz, it was nice knowing you

r|t|c, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 19:15 (8 months ago) Permalink

I love reading a full-blown fanboy love letter to a new album.

Deafening silence (DL), Wednesday, 31 July 2013 20:10 (8 months ago) Permalink

It's a beaut.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 20:11 (8 months ago) Permalink

a shiny coin of no currency

r|t|c, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 20:47 (8 months ago) Permalink

I like pretty much all of the singles but the rest of the album is zzzzz-grade filler. The one new track I enjoyed on first listen was "Bad Idea".

if you tolerate this, your children will be sexting (seandalai), Thursday, 1 August 2013 12:08 (8 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

This isn't the car crash I expected from reading this thread. It's not great by any stretch, but it's amazing how you get more used to - accepting, even - of her voice the more boring his production becomes. She has interesting voice, but she doesn't know how to use it properly, what with her inconsistent garbles and stutters and his failed experiments in vocal science. It doesn't help that there at a lot of real lyrical clunkers and a whiff of Songwriting For Dummies about it.

Remember Hudson Mohawke's production for Nadsroic? What this album seems to be aiming for could be done really well and I'd love to hear it.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 22 August 2013 21:29 (7 months ago) Permalink

not listened to the album but 'lost and found' is sounding great on the latest DJ Q mix

Benny B, Friday, 23 August 2013 11:58 (7 months ago) Permalink

yes i thought so too

r|t|c, Friday, 23 August 2013 12:07 (7 months ago) Permalink

I take it that its a standout on the album then? Folks here are sayin the production is boring but this sparkles.

Benny B, Friday, 23 August 2013 12:15 (7 months ago) Permalink


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