We find out what it's like to be the buzz act of 2013 and become best buddies with chart-smashing house duo Disclosure

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 9 Jul 2013
  • min read
Overnight, AlunaGeorge became the buzz act of 2013, with critics clamouring over themselves to get close to the pair. Helped by a number two slot on the BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2013 poll, plus a BRIT Critic’s Choice shortlist place, the New Year heaped a mountain of expectation on the novice bedroom pop duo.

So far, the young Londoners haven’t disappointed. In February they delivered White Noise, a collaboration with Disclosure that gave both acts their first number two on the Official Singles Chart. Sold-out headline shows followed.

Then, away from the media circus, Aluna Francis and George Reid set about finishing their debut album Body Music, which will drop on 29 July through music giant Universal. Referencing every on-trend quirk in R&B, hip-hop and synth-pop, they couldn’t sound more 2013 and the album is sure to bring the pair to an even wider audience as the summer progresses.

We caught up with Aluna and George before their performance at Glastonbury festival to find out what it’s like to be one of the most hyped bands of 2013 and hear how they became buddies with chart-smashing Surrey duo Disclosure. The pair also reveal their backseat-driving approach to songwriting and explain how they put together the ‘bedroom pop’ on their first album.

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