Music Feeds sat down with Aluna Francis and George Reid of London electro-pop duo AlunaGeorge when Listen Out 2013 came to Sydney. The pair gave props to the “very attractive audience” in Sydney and opened up about how the pair came to make music together.
“There was a time when he and a guy I was working with were digging each other’s production stuff,” explained Aluna, adding “I remember hearing this guy I worked with all the time saying ‘This George guy, this George guy, I don’t know how he does it!'” An impromptu studio session in George’s bedroom then gave birth to AlunaGeorge, who recently came in second in the BBC Sound of 2013 poll.
The pair also discussed their previous projects, telling Music Feeds that their old bands “have disbanded.” Aluna added: “I think music goes through cycles. Certain types of music are there to be a learning curve,” while George explained this his band was already defunct by the time the pair met, saying “I had nothing better to do.”