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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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  • RobertMonster

    HBHBHB is simply the best of 2015.

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  • RobertMonster

    Hope you all have already listened to the Holy Bible (Audiobook version) which can be found in F+TM's latest album.

    yesterday evening Reply
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    Yesterday 4:42pm Reply
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  • dearlace

    Definitely gotta agree with the person who said they're fascinated by how her albums get better and better. It took a while to grow on me but now I'm truly enamored with HBHBHB. <3

    Yesterday 4:13am Reply
  • Isserggie

    Pure feeling and Conductor = best b-sides by far. Why do they have to remain so exclusive?

    Yesterday 9:27pm Reply
  • MatheusFellix

    Which Witch ❤ [4]

    Yesterday 8:50pm Reply
  • XDRory

    Hiding isn't in the top 15 because it's really not the best song on HBHBHB, not even close.

    Yesterday 7:40pm Reply
  • Brunomaffey

    Esse álbum é a cura do câncer.

    Yesterday 7:25pm Reply
  • Lulucasoliveira

    Ui

    Yesterday 6:44pm Reply
  • Go_diego

    Y the fuck hinding is not in the top 15???? the best song on HBHBHB

    4 Jul 2:46pm Reply
  • estevan188

    Caught ♥

    4 Jul 2:06pm Reply
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    4 Jul 8:51am Reply
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    3 Jul 10:19pm Reply
  • vietnam_barbie

    Florence, I love you more than pizza. [6]

    3 Jul 7:27pm Reply
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  • Music_Professor

    Queen of Peace ♥

    3 Jul 4:14pm Reply
  • HowToBeInvisibl

    criadora do universo

    3 Jul 3:42pm Reply
  • chronogger

    Which Witch ❤

    3 Jul 1:46pm Reply
  • MarkoB87

    I am fascinated by how she manages to get better with every new record.

    3 Jul 12:28pm Reply
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