Thursday, 3 January 2013

AlunaGeorge - Diver

It's been a pretty impressive day for r&b duo AlunaGeorge today. Voted number 2 on the BBC's annual and influential Sound Of 2013 list, and releasing a cut from their summer-bound debut, 'Diver' (via The Line Of Best Fit). The album's title track is more laid-back than we've come to expect from from AlunaGeorge's highly danceable 2012 singles 'Your Drums, Your Love' and 'You Know You Like It', yet sounds distinct to the duo with swathes of synth, Aluna's trademark nonchalant and bordering on sexy vocal style and another stuttering pitch-shifted hook like on 'Your Drums...'.

If the rest of their 2013 output is on this level, AlunaGeorge could well be an international musical force to be reckoned with. And even if it isn't, this will still do quite nicely. 

Toby McCarron

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