ZHU x ALUNAGEORGE – Automatic




AlunaGeorge are an English electronic music duo from London, consisting of Aluna Francis (vocals and songwriting) and George Reid (production and instrumentation). 

It was announced on 6 December 2012 that AlunaGeorge had been shortlisted for the 2013 BRIT Award of Critics’ Choice.

Then, on 9 December, the BBC announced that the duo had also been nominated for the Sound of 2013 poll, in which they finished in second place.

The duo first met in June 2009, when Reid remixed Francis’ band My Toys Like Me‘s track “Sweetheart”.

AlunaGeorge released the single “You Know You Like It” as a digital download on 20 April 2012, followed by a vinyl release on 11 June 2012.

The duo’s first commercial single, “Your Drums, Your Love“, was released on 10 September 2012, debuting at number fifty on the UK Singles Chart.

During a visit to BBC Radio 1 on 3 January 2013, AlunaGeorge announced that their debut album would be titled Body Music and released in June 2013, along with the premiere of the full-length version of the song “Diver”.

On 4 June 2013, the duo unveiled the cover art and track listing for Body Music, and confirmed the album would be released on 29 July 2013.

In February 2013, AlunaGeorge had their first top forty hit, a collaboration with Disclosure on “White Noise“.

The single reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.

Huw Stephens also premiered a new track from the group on his BBC Radio 1 show called, “Attracting Flies“.

This was included on their debut album.  The duo performed at the Evolution Festival in Newcastle upon Tyne on 27 May 2013.

A collection of previously released and brand new remixes, Body Music Remixed, was released on 16 June 2014.

On 3 October 2014 AlunaGeorge released a single called “Supernatural”.

On 14 July 2015, it was announced that AlunaGeorge has signed with the American record label Interscope Records.

On 27 September 2015, Aluna Francis was in Rock in Rio, Representing the duo AlunaGeorge.

Aluna’s vocals have been described as “almost child-like voice” as well as being called “sugar sweet” and “emotionally soulful and heartwarming too”.

George’s production combines sounds from bass, garage and dubstep.

The band use techniques of R&B and use “futuristic pop”.

The musical style has been described as “advanced minimalistic polyrhythmic beats” as well as “bashment, experimental hip-hop, ’90’s R&B and house”.

The duo cite inspiration from artists including Flying Lotus, Chris Clark, Hudson Mohawke, Destiny’s Child and Mariah Carey; …

… the band also cite James Taylor, Van Morrison, Aaliyah, PJ Harvey, CocoRosie as references.

Members


  • Aluna Francis had her first venture into the music industry came when she sang in a group called My Toys Like Me.

He has cited minimal American hip hop by The Neptunes, as well as Lil Wayne, as inspirations.

Reid has said his approach to music-making stems from it being “so easy to get lost in software, you get to a point where so many noises might be carrying the song, rather than the song carrying everything else.

So that’s my excuse for having nothing in there.”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Discography


Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
AUS
BEL
(FL)

BEL
(WA)

FRA
IRE
NLD
SCO
SWI
US
Heat

Body Music 11 71 80 43 82 43 96 33 81 2

Remix albums

Title Album details
Body Music Remixed
  • Released: 16 June 2014
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: digital download

Extended plays

Title Album details
You Know You Like It EP
  • Released: 11 June 2012
  • Label: Tri Angle
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download

Singles

As lead artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
AUS
BEL
(FL)

BEL
(WA)

CAN
FRA
NLD
SCO
US
“Analyser” / “We Are Chosen” 2011 Non-album single
You Know You Like It 2012 39 [a] [b] Body Music

Your Drums, Your Love 50 [c] [d]
Attracting Flies 2013 17 [e] [f] 28
“Best Be Believing”

 

“Supernatural” 2014 TBA

 

You Know You Like It
(with DJ Snake)
2015 67 11 26 19 21 22 23 13 Non-album single
“Automatic”
(with Zhu)
97 [g] Genesis Series
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
BEL
(FL)

IRE
SCO
After Light
(Rustie featuring AlunaGeorge)
2012 173 44[h] Glass Swords
White Noise
(Disclosure featuring AlunaGeorge)
2013 2 19 51 10 Settle

Royals / White Noise” (Live from the BRITs)
(Disclosure and Lorde featuring AlunaGeorge)
2014 72 93 Non-album single
“One Touch”
(Baauer featuring AlunaGeorge and Rae Sremmurd)
129 ß
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Remixes

Title Year Artist Album
“I’m His Girl” 2011 Friends Manifest!
Spectrum (Say My Name) 2012 Florence and the Machine Ceremonials

“The Socialites” 2013 Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan
Magic 2014 Coldplay Ghost Stories

Other appearances

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
“One Touch” 2014 Baauer, Rae Sremmurd ß

 

“One Touch VIP” Baauer
“To Ü” 2015 Jack Ü Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Music videos


Title Year Director(s)
“Just a Touch” 2012 Laurence Matthew Blake
and Matilda Finn
“You Know You Like It”
“Your Drums, Your Love” Henry Schofield
“Attracting Flies” 2013 Emil Nava
“You Know You Like It” Sammy Rawal
“Best Be Believing” Patrick Killingbeck

 

Awards and nominations


Year Organisation Award Result
2013 BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice Nominated
BBC Sound of 2013 Second

Concert tours


Body Music Tour, (May–November 2013, April 2014-)





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