AlunaGeorge discuss avoiding 'little incidents' on tour

29/07/13

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AlunaGeorge say they get on well but find it hard when they have to share dressing rooms.

Speaking at London's Lovebox Festival earlier this month, singer Aluna Francis said: "We're pretty harmonious. We genuinely try and make each other laugh."

But Francis added that she and producer George Reid sometimes struggled to get ready for shows.

The worst habit I can remember that Aluna has is really inoffensive. It's that she laughs out loud to herself when she's reading or watching TV
George Reid

"We nearly had a little accident the other day but it was narrowly averted. I was changing and the words, 'Wait a minute' got mixed up with, 'Come in'."

George Reid added: "I can see why people say, 'No it's impossible to mix them up' but through a door..."

When asked if changing space was the only thing that got in the way of their relationship, the producer said: "The worst habit I can remember that Aluna has is really inoffensive.

"It's that she laughs out loud to herself when she's reading or watching TV."

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Image caption AlunaGeorge release their debut album Body Music on 29 July

The electronic duo's debut album, Body Music, is out on 29 July but they say choosing singles from the album is something they don't put too much thought into.

"We don't know how to think about things like that," said Francis.

The Attracting Flies singers say that since meeting each other three and a half years ago one of the hardest decisions they've had to make is deciding on a name.

"We went through loads of really bad ones," said Aluna Francis.

"Then George was like, 'Can we use your name?' I was like, 'No'. Then he said, 'Can we use your name if we use my name as well?' I was like, 'Yeah'.

The pair said that Bare Faced Lion and Two Tall, a play on words based on them both being above average height, were options before AlunaGeorge was chosen.

The band, who recently announced a UK headline tour, are set to play more festivals over the summer including Reading and Leeds in August.

Aluna Francis says having the album out will help their live show.

She said: "We've been trying not to make people stand there and listen to songs they haven't listened to before. We've kept it down a little bit so we might branch out a bit."

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