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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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  • maagdaa_lenaa

    As Far As I Could Get > all of the released songs imo [6]

    3 hours ago Reply
  • cloudying

    What kind of woman sings like this?

    5 hours ago Reply
  • cloudying

    As Far As I Could Get > all of the released songs imo [5]

    5 hours ago Reply
  • RuhFernandes

    to curtindo essa vibe do cd novo :) [7]

    7 hours ago Reply
  • rockgodshwick

    to curtindo essa vibe do cd novo :) [6] Amando na verdade

    7 hours ago Reply
  • turbatio

    to curtindo essa vibe do cd novo :) [5]

    11 hours ago Reply
  • Rodhina

    to curtindo essa vibe do cd novo :) [4]

    11 hours ago Reply
  • LucasDisturbia

    to curtindo essa vibe do cd novo :) [3]

    12 hours ago Reply
  • oh-luiz

    Maldita Island, estragando a página de todos os artistas com essas fotos oficiais. 2015 e foto oficial ainda existe.

    Yesterday 11:46pm Reply
  • chronogger

    As Far As I Could Get ❤ [2]

    Yesterday 11:27pm Reply
  • inklungs

    As Far as I Could Get ♥. I wouldn't say it's better than all of the released songs, but you can't deny it's got something the others don't. [2] They all are magical and perfect, there's no better or worse.

    Yesterday 10:47pm Reply
  • kamisalgado

    to curtindo essa vibe do cd novo :) [2]

    Yesterday 10:19pm Reply
  • pablolael

    to curtindo essa vibe do cd novo :)

    Yesterday 7:55pm Reply
  • XDRory

    I wouldn't say it's better than all of the released songs, but you can't deny it's got something the others don't.

    Yesterday 6:25pm Reply
  • DouglasCostaAx

    PERFECT VOICE

    Yesterday 6:17pm Reply
  • fleetwood-back

    St Jude ♥ [4]

    Yesterday 6:05pm Reply
  • mrbagamaev

    As Far As I Could Get > all of the released songs imo [4] How can someone be so dumb and make such an amazing song just a b-side of a single???

    Yesterday 5:59pm Reply
  • aboutaboy_

    As Far As I Could Get ❤

    Yesterday 3:04pm Reply
  • turbatio

    As Far As I Could Get is amazing. ❤

    Yesterday 2:18pm Reply
  • Tessealte

    WKOM>AFAICG>STJ>STW

    Yesterday 1:49pm Reply
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