In Photos: AlunaGeorge - XOYO, London 19/02/13
The duo of Aluna Francis and George Reid sold out this date at XOYO way before Christmas of last year, and the RnB-come-garage types put on quite the show in a packed and sultry setting as the brickwork basement cried kinetic sweat.
'Your Drums, Your Love' inevitably brought down the place at the end, with firm favourites 'You Know You Like It' and 'Just A Touch' also doing their stuff to the baying crowd warmed-up by a stonking garage-set prior to them taking stage that made all present feel 14 again - and as an added bonus we got a cover of Frank Ocean's 'Thinking Bout You'. Their debut album Diver is out in June via Island.
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