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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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  • afonsohenrie

    HBHBHB it's like listening to what's inside of Florence

    4 minutes ago Reply
  • itakestwo

    ♥ Caught ♥ [2]

    5 minutes ago Reply
  • to_matt

    TO NO CHÃAAAAAAAAAAO

    16 minutes ago Reply
  • mefiumendes

    HABEMUS O NOVO TESTAMENTO [5]

    1 hour ago Reply
  • TheTweedy

    Make Up Your Mind ♥

    1 hour ago Reply
  • mefiumendes

    I love how old school rock the new album sounds, also how they manage not to repeat themselves, without losing identity

    1 hour ago Reply
  • bloodywiill

    ♥ Caught ♥

    2 hours ago Reply
  • alternativexx

    Mother ♥

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  • corethisbitch

    Hello hello! I have a random question about the new album, and for me, this is the place to go for Flo info, Lol! <3 Does anyone know if anyone has scanned up any of the album artwork (other than the cover)? I'm so curious about the physical CD! Does the album have a booklet? Are the lyrics included? I'm trying to find anything about it (and I'm in the US so I have to wait, ahh!) so if anyone knows anything, please message me! Thanks :) xo

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  • coffeinna

    HBHBHB is EPIC, only this word can describe the album ♥ [34]

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  • JoaooCosta

    QUEEN OF PEACE FOR SINGLE PLEASE

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  • maeunji

    HBHBHB is EPIC, only this word can describe the album ♥ [33]

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  • simasli

    Mother and Queen of Peace are truly epic. What Kind of Man, Ship to Wreck, Which Witch, Delilah, Long & Lost, HBHBHB, As Far As I Could Get and St. Jude are also amazing

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  • XDRory

    @-Kv Then why do you have Queen of Peace and St Jude in your loved tracks? lol

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  • -Kv

    hbhbhb is such a dissapointment. I only like the bonus tracks.

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  • AlinaMilanova

    "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" is truly masterpiece. Magical, wonderful, magnificent ♥

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  • americanpsychoo

    Which Witch ♥ ♥ ♥ socorro

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  • Hernannes

    Ela falando How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful é tão amorzinho ♥ [2]

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  • alternativexx

    Ela falando How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful é tão amorzinho ♥

    yesterday evening Reply
  • fabiobuchholz

    HBHBHB is EPIC, only this word can describe the album ♥ [32]

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