The man in the hat arrived at the Squeaky Sneaker offices as I was locking up for the night. He appeared behind me, making me swing round and adopt the ‘I Know Martial Arts’ stance I use when I’m terrified.
‘Jesus man, you scared the shit out of me’ I hissed, my eyes dropping down to check I wasn’t about to be stabbed by a crazed fan.
‘Alunageorge’ the man muttered, looking down the hall, as though he was expecting someone to appear.
‘What about them, err him, err whatever they are?’ That name again. Just when I thought I was over that obsession. The man in the hat produced a small brown package from his coat and handed it to me. It wasn’t ticking, so I took it.
‘Everything you need to know is in there’, he said, abruptly turning to go.
‘Everything?’ I said. I needed to know a lot and this was quite a small packet.
‘Except who George is…’
As soon as I heard the voice I knew I’d found Aluna.
So this has partly solved the riddle that’s been inexplicably bothering me for a month or so. Who the hell are Alunageorge?? Aluna appears to be Aluna Francis, who also is Francis Noon (Connie Francis ‘High Noon’) the singer with My Toys Like Me. The Boundary’s had/have a singer called Aluna, but I’m not sure what they sound like, ’cause none of their music was in the package. Aluna is probably a member of Miss Ill’s Allstars. That looks like her anyway in the video, sure sounds like her. The report (this isn’t real – it’s Google.) was clear that she’ll be performing with Ben Osbourne at The Noise of Art. Punks Jump Up and Stop Making Me are also on the bill. Worth checking out, I reckon, if you’re down that way.
Anyway – that’s Aluna. She’s definately in demand and with a voice like that who could doubt why. I realise that nobody else probably gives two shits about all this, but judging from the hits that have been coming in for Alunageorge lately, I think some of you will be interested. I’ve had fun finding this stuff out anyway, although I’m aware it may come across as a little creepy. I’m inquisitive, what can you do…At least now I can get on with my life and wait for more Alunageorge stuff to come out.
Now who the hell is George…?
EDIT: You can check out Alunageoge’s website here and if you’re around Notting Hill on the 25th November then try your best to catch their first live show at YOYO. Details on the site. Also have a listen to a new demo they’ve put up. Best so far I’m thinking
Alunageorge – Analyser