Five things you didn't know about AlunaGeorge

Classy pop duo Aluna Francis and George Reid dish their toilet gossip

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1. They get ‘snubbed’ by pop stars needing a wee
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. Girls – Aluna loves your sweat
Aluna: ‘It’s great to see girls sweating! Girls don’t sweat enough or show off their dripping faces.’

3. 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.’

4. 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.’

5. 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.”’

AlunaGeorge's debut album ‘Body Music’ is out on Monday July 29. Buy the album here.

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In The Woods

The small but perfectly formed In The Woods festival – organised by the perky and freewheeling leftfield London pop quintet Laurel Collective – returns for its ninth consecutive year, stretching out into a two-day affair for 2014. Punters are promised an experience as far removed from "warm pints of foamy Carling in a copoorate mudbath" as it's possible to get, which can only be a great thing. It takes place in a secret woodland location (enchanted, of course) near London, revealed only to ticket holders. The line-up for this year's festival won't actually be announced before the festival – an innovative anti-hype manouevre – but past acts like Ghostpoet, Kwabs, Micachu and The Shapes, AlunaGeorge, Anna Calvi, Alt-J and more cutting-edge acts on the cusp of fame should give you an idea of what's on offer.

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See AlunaGeorge live in London

In The Woods

The small but perfectly formed In The Woods festival – organised by the perky and freewheeling leftfield London pop quintet Laurel Collective –

Read our AlunaGeorge interview

After charming the charts with ‘White Noise’, has Aluna Francis talks us through her festival plans this summer.

Read the full interview here

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