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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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  • Darkminii

    Waiting for Album 3! Hope to see her at Rock Werchter next year *0*

    2 hours ago Reply
  • Mike_WTFsky

    waiting for u queen <3 [2]

    11 hours ago Reply
  • alternativexx

    imagina que loco ela adia o album de novo e todo mundo da de cara na poeira

    Yesterday 2:20pm Reply
  • ClahRR

    new album please

    27 Nov 3:56am Reply
  • XDRory

    She's confirmed festival dates for next year... is it time? Are we nearly there?

    26 Nov 4:34pm Reply
  • upgrade18

    Se rumorea que el tercer álbum saldrá en Enero según, "BBC Radio One's presenter- Gemma Cairney says that album 3 should be released in January! ..."

    26 Nov 3:42pm Reply
  • TheTweedy

    Já temos confirmações de festivais no verão europeu, o single deve sair em Janeiro com fé em Midas

    25 Nov 1:38pm Reply
  • -Blackout

    Preciso do Novíssimo testamento </3

    25 Nov 11:50am Reply
  • duard0

    waiting for u queen <3

    25 Nov 4:08am Reply
  • unpredictablez

    ninguem sai, meu single, ninguem sai

    25 Nov 12:44am Reply
  • d-imensions

    Drumming Song (MTV Unplugged Live) <3

    24 Nov 11:27pm Reply
  • XDRory

    Where are you my long lost love

    24 Nov 4:13pm Reply
  • KillerAndyc

    Deus, está na hora de amostrar esse álbum novo pra ontem! Obrigado. [2] Amostra o single [2]

    23 Nov 1:09am Reply
  • mefiumendes

    Amostra o single

    22 Nov 11:18pm Reply
  • DioVasconcelos

    Deus, está na hora de amostrar esse álbum novo pra ontem! Obrigado.

    22 Nov 10:27pm Reply
  • diadasbruxas

    ahh essa droga é muito forte, acabei tendo uma recaída.

    22 Nov 6:28pm Reply
  • Emuthebest

    Need their third album already!! [6]

    22 Nov 3:53pm Reply
  • itakestwo

    Need their third album already!! [5]

    22 Nov 6:40am Reply
  • ca4olina

    Need their third album already!! [4]

    21 Nov 4:39pm Reply
  • abpaulovski

    cause it is so easy to say it to a crowd but it is so hard, my love, to say it to you alone.

    21 Nov 1:56pm Reply
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