+Listen+ Alunageorge – Diver

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Alunageorge have had a great 2012, culminating in them being voted number two (behind Haim) in the BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2013 list. For us this accolade provides a useful punctuation mark in our Alunageorge timeline. We first posted them back in September 2010, when you couldn’t even find a photo of them on  Google search and we’ve followed their mounting success with, to be honest, a big fuck off grin on our faces.  Check out how we mistook them for two girls, pissed them off and then internet stalked them in a desperate search for info HERE. Their debut album ‘Body Music’ is released in June.

Alunageorge – The Diver

To Be Continued…

2012 Was A 7/10

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2012 is gone and we’re all still here, waiting for the doom merchants to come up with another date for the end of the world. It was an alright year, the real world highlight was definitely the Olympics, where the UK managed to host the worlds greatest spectacle and get away with it. Go GB! I even managed to get patriotic and that’s unheard of. It was nice to see the entire country united, feeling good about itself and the Queen/James Bond sequence of the opening ceremony is still the best WTF television moment I’ve ever had.

Musically 2012 was pretty good also. Below is a list of my favourite moments. A lot of indy guitar in the list, this year, which bodes well for 2013. As usual the tracks are in no particular order and are included because they stuck with me, sound tracked parts of my year and have mostly stood the test of twelve months time.

The 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony

1. As Elephants Are – War Cry

2. Alunageorge  – Your Drums, Your Love

3. Duke Dumont – The Giver

4. China Rats – To Be Like I

5. Disclosure – Latch

6. Palma Violets – Best Of Friends

7. The Knocks & Fred Falke – Geronimo

8. Guards – Silver Lining

9. Breton – Interference

10. Russ Chimes – Back 2 You (Logistics Remix)

11. The Weeknd – The Knowing

12. Swim Deep – King City

13. Battleme – Touch

14. Hey Today – 83

15. Young Kato – Drink, Dance, Play

16. Whitey – Get By

17. The Presets – Youth In Trouble (Green Velvet remix)

18. Dog Is Dead – Talk Through The Night

19. Cut Ribbons – Damascus

20. Matchbox Twenty – She’s So Mean (Tommie Sunshine Radio Edit)

21. Citizens – True Romance (Gildas Kitsune Club Night remix)

22. Alex Metric – Rave Weapon (Aeroplane ‘Droid’ remix)

23. Aeroplane. ft Jamie Principle – In Her Eyes

24. Lifelike.ft A-Trak – Don’t Stop (Club Mix)

25. Feed Me & Crystal Castles – Love Is All I Got

26. Catcall – The World Is Ours

27. Crocodiles – Endless Flowers

Back with some proper 2013 blog stuff shortly