Aluna boasts the quality of a front woman from her role in 'synth-pop' band 'My Toys Like Me.' Though, her shy and insecure voice seen in their earlier stuff is a long way from the poised character she assigns to AlunaGeorge. Her pitchy vocal is one of the aspects that make AG sound distinctive.
George may have been a guitarist in 'math-pop' act, 'Colour' but he seems at home here with his place in production. His ear for an explosive beat aligns him with all the favourite J's of the field: Jamie XX, Jamie Woon and the disjointed patchworks of James Blake. Their clear love of 'pop' has given them the inspiration to make their own admirable take on the commercial genre.
Well-known track, 'You Know You Like It' was a clever first single. From the first time you hear it, its repetitive nature and bouncing synths will leave it swirling around your head. The unintentional ploy for getting their name across will divide likes and dislikes. You'll either think it's the most sleek and amazing slice of shoulder shrugging electro-pop. Or you'll find it the most irritating and monotonous thing and refuse to listen anymore, to eliminate the risk of it driving you insane. The line 'life can be cruel if you're a dreamer' offers up a message of creativity and persistence installed in the pair.