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Radar Tip Of The Day 128: AlunaGeorge

By Matt Wilkinson

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Posted on 03 May 12


Cause for celebration today, as AlunaGeorge have announced what probably constitutes their first proper UK tour.

They've played sporadically over the past few months, but May 6 sees them kick off a slew of more high-profile outings. And if you like your bands buzzy, well step this way…

Ever since 'You Know You Like It' (below) blew up last year, the duo – Aluna Francis (ex of My Toys Like Me) and George Reid – have courted the kind of hype that would unnerve 99% of new bands. But they've actually played it pretty well – keeping a low profile, and letting the rumours go into overdrive (apparently Pharrell is begging to work with them).

And of course there's recent newie 'Just A Touch', which rather cements their 'ones most likely to' status:

The dates see them supporting Friends, Benga, headlining London's YoYo and heading out to a few UK and European festivals:

6 – Digital, Newcastle (w/ Friends)
7 – King Tuts, Glasgow (w/ Friends)
8 – Academy 3, Manchester (w/ Friends)
9 – Scala, London (w/ Friends)
10- YOYO @ Notting Hill Arts Club, London
11 – The Great Escape, Brighton
12 – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham (w/ Friends)
14 – Thekla, Bristol (w/ Friends)

3 – Koko, London (w/ Benga)
15 – Hultsfred Festival, Hultsfred, Sweden
30 – Blissfields Festival, Winchester

6 – Lounge On The Farm, Canterbury


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