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Florence + the Machine

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London, United Kingdom (2007 – present)

Florence + the Machine (a stylisation of Florence and The Machine), is a London, UK, band led by singer-songwriter Florence Welch and formed in 2007. The band consists of: Florence Welch (vocals), Robert Ackroyd (guitar), Isabella Summers (aka Isa machine - keyboards), Tom Monger (harp), Mark Saunders (bass, percussion), Christopher Lloyd Hayden (drums, backing vocals), Rusty Bradshaw (keyboard, backing vocals) and Sam White (backing vocals).

Lead singer, Florence Welch, was an art-college drop-out, from Camberwell (London), who was discovered singing covers in a nightclub toilet, drunk. ”The Machine” name originated with an in-joke between Welch and Summers. Musically, Florence + the Machine’s sound is sometimes referred to as soul-inspired . Welch grew up listening to The White Stripes and Kate Bush and says she writes metaphorical songs that are “stories with consequences and weird morality issues.”

2008
Florence + the Machine’s music has received praise across the British music media, especially from the BBC, who played a large part in their rise to prominence, by bringing them into the spotlight as part of “BBC Introducing” (a program to support unsigned artists) - firstly at South By South West (SXSW) in Austin, Texas in March 2008 and later that year (Sept 2008) the band recorded a full session for the BBC at their Maida Vale studios.

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  • XDRory

    Lol don't make a bonus track the most over rated please

    7 hours ago Reply
  • JohannesEG

    Cause if I am unloved, I have unloved too.

    8 hours ago Reply
  • girlgroup

    are guys out of your damn minds? i think all of the released songs r on the same level i just can't pick one as my fav

    Yesterday 6:37pm Reply
  • Nutsa_Nino

    As Far As I Could Get ♥ [2]

    Yesterday 5:27pm Reply
  • iSevenDevils

    As Far As I Could Get > all of the released songs imo [11]

    24 Apr 10:55pm Reply
  • unfack

    As Far As I Could Get > all of the released songs imo [10]

    24 Apr 8:39pm Reply
  • Julie208

    As Far As I Could Get ♥

    24 Apr 7:22pm Reply
  • mefiumendes

    I'm enjoying each of the new released songs on their own way... and honestly i think it's awsome they sound so different, they'll only make HBHBHB more interresting

    23 Apr 10:40pm Reply
  • unsaidethings

    What Kind of Man <3

    22 Apr 1:28pm Reply
  • MayconIndie

    essa main... antes dos produtos Ivone

    21 Apr 8:40pm Reply
  • XDRory

    "So sad that she released such ambitious & bland singles" Lol, ambitious is bad now?

    21 Apr 3:31pm Reply
  • WildVegas

    As Far As I Could Get ♥ [6]

    21 Apr 2:37pm Reply
  • x03c6

    Seven devils in my ass <3

    21 Apr 12:44pm Reply
  • Vioolett

    What kind of woman sings like this? [2]

    21 Apr 9:47am Reply
  • weltonsuxx

    As Far As I Could Get ♥ [5]

    21 Apr 4:20am Reply
  • FelipeHashizume

    As Far As I Could Get ♥ [4]

    20 Apr 10:38pm Reply
  • Damn_jose

    As Far As I Could Get > all of the released songs imo [9] And it´s not on the actual album. Such a shame.

    20 Apr 9:55pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Love this Music

    20 Apr 7:43pm Reply
  • niqart

    As Far As I Could Get > all of the released new songs imo [10] Indeed. So sad that she released such ambitious & bland singles

    20 Apr 7:30pm Reply
  • cherrybtw

    As Far As I Could Get > all of the released songs imo [9]

    20 Apr 11:17am Reply
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