Album of the week: AlunaGeorge - Body Talk
To celebrate its sultry debut, Body Talk, we chatted with the hot London soul duo AlunaGeorge. The conversation veered a little towards, well, bodily functions.
1. They get ‘snubbed’ by pop stars needing a piss
Aluna: "I met Frank Ocean recently and told him how much I loved his music. He responded with: “Cool, yeah, I really need the toilet.” I was wearing such a pretty dress as well."
2. Their friends find their music, ahem, moving…
George: "I had a message from a couple of friends who were in the toilet at a service station and heard our music while they were pooing. They were like: 'I heard your tune, I was totally taking a shit at the time.’"
3. Girls, Aluna loves to see you sweat
Aluna: "It’s great to see girls sweating! Girls don’t sweat enough or show off their dripping faces."
4. George is oh-so honoured to have a famous fan
George: "I had a Björk poster on my wall when I was young. It was slightly ridiculous when we found out that she was a fan of our music."
5. They don’t mind being tied into a London scene
Aluna: "We’re always being told we’re part of a movement. It’s a London movement and it’s prolific: Bondax, Disclosure, Rudimental and Jessie Ware are in it—basically anyone making electronic music. It’s flattering."