23 Dec 2009

YGTL First No.1 of 2010?

"A favour from one Florence fan to another!

Hey, First off, great blog! Secondly, I've set up a campaign to try and get Florence's You've Got The Love to be this year's New Year number 1 (Sunday 3rd January) and was wondering whether you could possibly post something about it on your blog as a bit of promotion. I've set up a group on Facebook (a la Rage Against The Machine) and it's starting to take off. I know the whole idea is a long shot but even if we got her into the top 10 i think it would be a success. So yeah, I'd really love it if you could do that for me and hopefully play a part in getting Flo to number 1. This is a link to the group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=246508179427&ref=mf Cheers, Shaun"

Have a F+TM Xmas!

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16 Dec 2009

10 000 Hits By 2010

We are very near to 10 000 hits, lets try and get it to 10 000 by 2010!

Vote F+TM - Shockwaves NME Awards 2010

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1.Best British Band
Florence + The Machine

2. Best International Band
Florence + The Machine

4. Best New Band
Florence + The Machine

5. Best Live Band
Florence + The Machine

6. Best Album
Florence + The Machine - Lungs

7. Best Track
Florence + The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

8. Best Video
Florence + The Machine - Drumming Song

13. Best Dancefloor Filler
Florence + The Machine - You've Got The Love

15. Hero of the Year
Florence Welch

17. Best Dressed
Florence Welch

22. Sexiest Female
Florence Welch

23. Best Website

24. Best Album Artwork
Florence + The Machine - Lungs

25. Best Band Blog
Florence + The Machine

Vote Here

8 Dec 2009

Fan Made 'Hurricane Drunk' Cover

Here's a cover I made for 'Hurricane Drunk'. Feel free to use it, however if you are going to post it somewhere else please link back.

6 Dec 2009

Florence LP cover 'designed by Maccabees'

Florence Welch has revealed that the cover of her debut album Lungs was designed by Orlando Weekes from The Maccabees.

The singer, who records under the name Florence & The Machine, described the unusual outfit as "a lung bra-cum-necklace".

"He's a fellow art student and does a lot of craft stuff. So he had the job of sewing these lungs," she told the Daily Star.

"All the other boys had to leave the room when I put them on, but he got to stick some lungs to my boobs."

Last month, Lungs was included on the Mercury music prize shortlist. The winner will be announced on September 8.

4 Dec 2009

Flo by Ben Rayner

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Oh my god Its Florence Welch not Florence Welsh!

Doesn't it really annoy that they spell Flo's surname wrong, even if they've worked with her eg Ashok. Join the band on facebook here.

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Florence & The Machine sings En Vogue 'Dont Let Go'

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Florence & The Machine sings The Walkmen 'The Rat'

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Florence & The Machine sings Madonna 'Borderline'

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New Florence LP inspired by time travel?

Florence Welch has revealed that her next album could be inspired by "time travel" and "minimalism".

The Florence and the Machine singer released her debut album Lungs in June - and has since seen it go platinum - but plans to begin recording the follow-up as soon as January.

"I started thinking about it last night actually when I was trying to go to sleep. I was like, 'My God, I've got to do another one!'" she told DS.

"I've been writing bits and bobs here and there, and talking to producers and stuff, but the sudden realisation hit me last night. I've got a notebook that's full of scraps but I kind of need to sew it all together to make it an album."

However, Welch admitted that she has got as far as devising potential themes for the record.

"I think that's one of the easiest things. If you think about which way you want to go, the rest of it sort of follows suit," she said. "'Minimalism' and 'time travel' are two phrases that are getting bandied about."

Click 'play' below to watch our full interview with Florence Welch.

Brixton Jamm After Show Party

Don't miss your chance to catch this amazing act up close in the intimate surroundings of Brixton Jamm as they throw a party to celebrate the last night of their smash sell-out tour. This is the perfect party to wind up a great night at the Academy or for those of you unlucky to have missed out on tickets for the gigs, this is your second chance to catch them!

Florence and the Machine (Official Afterparty)
Florence & the Machine : DJ Set / support tba
at Jamm, Brixton
All ticketholders need to be in the venue by midnight to guarantee entry
Monday, December 14 at 9:00 PM

Buy tickets here.

Xmas Posting Dates for the Flotique

Florence's Blog

Far, far, far unfit to bear the bitter cold.
Let me, let me, let me freeze again to death.

It seems the darkness is encroaching, as the winter knuckles down with freezing fists, and although the day carries on, the night falls around us.. ..ie : its fucking cold and I cant get out of bed in the mornings, but anyway, HOWDY! HOW Y’ALL DOING! It's good to be back on land again, ..bonjour to anyone who saw me on my French sojourn, it was fantastique!, I had a magical day in Paris, tripping around the graves of motparsse, a village for the dead, broken stained glass and lilacs, walked along the seine, it seems to me the light is different in Paris, kind of rosy gold, when you come through the eurostar you realise how grey purple the light is here, but the greens are brighter.

I got lost in Montmartre, always lost.. but found a charity shop warehouse and the Moulin rouge... the gig at the cigalle was one of my favourite ever, I had been reading edith piafs biography, that I bought from Shakespeare and co, so I was hoping to channel her in some way…

it was a pleasure to be back at the union chapel for the little noise sessions, I think the chapel is my favourite venue in london, and performing with strings was a great way to end a hungover Sunday, I felt pretty unholy as I walked into the church but somehow absolved as I left…

what else what else what else, oh yeah, collaboration extravaganza at the tabernacle for the NME, it was radical, patrick wolf, jack penate, kid harpoon, steve mackey, and jarvis cocker all agreed to play, and DREAM COME TRUE, i got to sing underwear with jarvis on stage..woah, teenage fantasy realised..can die happy now..... did not manage to play it cool though, grinning like an idiot the whole way through..x

setting off on our last uk tour of the year tommorow, hope to see you there, im of to rehearse with the string section and the gospel choir for the brixton academy show...eeep, very exciting,
best wishes, lots of love florence...x

Click here for shots from Florence's appearance at The Tabernacle.

'Lungs' 4 Disc Deluxe Set - Out Now

The 4 Disc Deluxe Set of Florence & The Machine's award-winning debut album, 'Lungs', is out today.

All four discs are packed with a spectacular array of live footage, session tracks, b-sides, rarities and much more and you can order yours from the Flotique now.

Here's what you'll get

- 'Lungs' album
- Live at Abbey Road CD
- Remixes, Covers and Rarities
- Live DVD
- Never-before-seen sketches and photos from Flo herself.

Click here for a loving rundown of each and every track that's included and to order yours now.

Vote For Florence In 6Music's 40 Best Tracks Of 2009

The plaudits just keep coming - 'Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)' is one of the songs nominated for 6Music's 40 Best Tracks Of 2009!

A long list of 100 has been drawn up by 6music and it's up to the public (you guys) to decide who makes it into the eventual Top 40.

Click here now to cast your vote and send Florence to the top.

Steve Lamacq will be playing the entire Top 40 and revealing the winner during a special New Year's Eve show on 6Music.

30 Nov 2009

F+TM Hit Stateside

FLORENCE And The Machine is planning to incorporate an American sound into her second album.

The BRIT Award winner, 23, is jetting off to LA next year.

There she will start work on her eagerly anticipated follow-up to her debut, Lungs.

She told me yesterday at T4’s Stars of 2009: “I’m looking to go LA to work with some American producers.

"Lungs had a very London sound to it as it’s where I grew up. I think it would be good to travel a bit and put some otherworldly sounds in it too.”

You've Got The Love NME Acoustic Session

29 Nov 2009

You've Got The Love Live @ T4 Stars of 2009

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T4 Stars of 2009

Florence + The Machine slot is at 16:00-16:10 on the main stage. The whole event is being aired on Channel 4 from 15:00 onwards.

25 Nov 2009

F+TM on NME Magazine

2009 is coming to an end and it has been a stellar 12 months for Florence, with the release and success of her debut album 'Lungs'.

The NME thought you might like to hear her thoughts about the year so they interviewed Florence about all her experiences in 2009.

You can watch the first instalment of the resulting video right now on NME.com.

And remember to keep checking back to the site for further instalments.

Florence also graces the cover of this weeks NME, so make sure you head to your local newsagent and grab yourself a copy.

F+TM on Now 74

15) Florence + The Machine - You've Got The Love

23 Nov 2009

My Inspiration CD Artwork

Some people can sing like no one else. Some are poets, who can tell the most incredible stories. 'My Inspiration' is about the artists we love, sharing with us the lyrics and songs that have inspired them. The journey began over three years ago, when David Bowie became the first artist to take part, selecting Syd Barrett's 'Gigolo Aunt' as his inspiration. Since that time many of our greatest icons and best new artists have also featured.

HMV has now taken this idea a step further by inviting some of our most exciting new talent such as Florence and the Machine, VV Brown and Gary Go as well as more established stars including Girls Aloud and Stereophonics to record for us their own personal version of a song that has inspired them.

The result is the my inspiration album - a fantastic collection of covers of inspirational songs, many of which are exclusive to HMV and are only being heard for the first time.

1. Man In The Mirror [Michael Jackson]-James Morrison
2. Beggin' [Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons]-Saturdays
3. For Once In My Life [Stevie Wonder]-Sugababes
4. Black And Gold [Sam Sparro]-Gary Go
5. Rehab [Amy Winehouse]-Frankmusik
6. Padlock [Gwen Guthrie]-VV Brown
7. Dancing In The Dark [Bruce Springsteen]-Amy Macdonald
8. The Eton Rifles [The Jam]-Stereophonics
9. I Drove All Night [Roy Orbison]-Maccabees
10. Ill WInd [Ella Fitzgerald]-Noisettes
11. Broken Strings [James Morrison & Nelly Furtado]-Girls Aloud
12. You Got The Love [The Source & Candi Staton]-Florence & The Machine

22 Nov 2009

Florence Wins Best Breakthrough Act At UK Festival Awards

Continuing her amazing success in 2009, last night Florence was named Best Breakthrough Act at the highly prestigious UK Festival Awards 2009 in London.

Florence faced stiff competition in the category from the likes of Lady Gaga, Friendly Fires, La Roux and Little Boots but thanks to the voting public she took home the honour.

A big thank you to everyone out there who voted - Florence is over the moon with the win.

You've Got the Love (Steve Pitron and Max Sanna Remix) Official Video

20 Nov 2009

F+TM @ Bristol 02 Academy 17/09/09

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Flo Headlining in Sydney and Melbourne

Some fantastic news for Florence fans down under - the unmissable Florence and the Machine musical roadshow is now booked in for two full-on headline shows as part of the Australian escapade in early 2010.

As well as the existing Laneway Festival dates, (full live schedule here), Florence and her troupe of modern-day minstrels will be putting on a party-and-a-half at the following times and places:

26 Jan - Sydney, The Metro
03 Feb - Melbourne, The Hi-Fi Bar

Tickets go on sale Monday 30th and you can pick them up right here.

Get in there early as these one-off dates are bound to sell out soon!

19 Nov 2009

Vote 'Lungs' For iTunes Best Album Of 2009

Florence's debut album 'Lungs' has had the honour of being shortlisted for the iTunes Best Album Of 2009 and she needs your votes to help her win.

All you need to do is head to the iTunes Facebook app and vote now.

You can also show your support for Florence by sharing news of her nomination with all your Facebook friends.

Voting closes on December 1 so cast your vote now!

18 Nov 2009

Sugababes Cover Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

Absoulute FM Song Of The Decade Banners!

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Drumming Song
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Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up)

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Dog Days Are Over

Greg and Florence (Without The Machine)

Florence, without the Machine, joins Greg plus there's another Ten Minute Takeover.

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In Studio Podcast: Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine have had a very good year.

The band, which sprouted off the bedroom recordings of British singer Florence Welsh, won an award – The Brits Critics' Choice Selection – for their debut album, Lungs, before it was even released. When it was released, in July of 2009, sales of Lungs were brisk in Britain, second on the charts only to Michael Jackson in the wake of his death. And the acclaim continued, landing Welsh and her bandmates on the shortlist for Britain's top critical music award, the Mercury Music Prize.

On a recent tour stop in Toronto, Florence Welsh stopped by the Post for a chat with Brad Frenette and to perform a pair of songs: Rabbit Heart and Kiss With A Fist.

Read more: http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/theampersand/archive/2009/11/12/in-studio-podcast-florence-and-the-machine.aspx#ixzz0XEPvfHMO

Listen/download the latest In Studio here.

Check out more episodes in our series via iTunes.

'You've Got The Love' Out Now

Florence's massive new single, 'You've Got The Love' is out now on all formats.

While digital downloads were available yesterday, today you can also pick up your physical copies from all good record stores - including a limited edition 7" featuring the dynamite XX remix.

Here's what's on offer:

1. You’ve Got The Love (Florence’s new single version)
2. You’ve Got The Love (Tom Middleton Remix)
3. Addicted To Love

Order from the Flotique

Order from HMV

Limited Edition 7”
A. You’ve Got The Love (Florence’s new single version)
B. You’ve Got The Love (Jamie XX re-work featuring The XX)

Order from the Flotique

Order from HMV

'You've Got The Love' is also available from iTunes right now - click here to download and enjoy immediately.

14 Nov 2009

F+TM To Perform at T4's Stars of 2009

You've been bugging us for weeks to reveal more acts for T4's Stars of 2009 and at last we announce the following.... Florence and the Machine, Paloma Faith, Ke$ha and Example. Boom!

Florence Welch may kiss with her fist but luckily she sings with her voice...and what a voice it is. The debut album ‘Lungs’ has only been out a matter of months, and has already become one of the nation’s most loved LP’s of the year, both commercially and critically. When Florence and the Machine take to the stage at T4’s Stars of 2009, you’ll find all your attention is on one thing only, and it won’t be your watch.

Watch Exclusive 'You've Got The Love' Acoustic Session

Head over to Yahoo! music now to check out Florence performing a very special acoustic version of her forthcoming single.

Click here to enjoy 'You've Got The Love' live and on location in an abandoned LA zoo.

Don't forget - 'You've Got The Love' is out this coming Monday (16th November) - pre-order from iTunes, HMV or the Flotique.

You've Got The Love: Pepsi Music On Location on Yahoo Music!

11 Nov 2009

First European Shows Of 2010 Announced

Florence has just confirmed her first European live shows of 2010: three dates in Frankfurt, Berlin and Copenhagen this coming February.

To get your tickets to these unmissable events click on the links below:

Feb 25 - Frankfurt, Batschkapp (Buy Tickets)
Feb 26 - Berlin, Astra (Buy Tickets)
Feb 28 - Copenhagen, Vega (Buy Tickets)

Look out for news of more European shows coming soon...

10 Nov 2009

Early Version of 'I'm Not Calling You a Liar'

Download it here.

Numbered, Limited Edition ‘My Inspiration’ Poster


Florence + The Machine will be performing their new single 'You've Got The Love' on GMTV on the 20th November.

'You've Got The Love' Out Next Week

Florence's new single - her stunning cover of the Candi Staton classic 'You've Got The Love' - is released next Monday (November 16th) on CD and 7" vinyl.

The release is backed up by a full compliment of remixes and b-sides including that essential XX remix.

Make sure that you've got your copy safely pre-ordered below...

CD -
1. You’ve Got The Love (Florence’s new single version)
2. You’ve Got The Love (Tom Middleton Remix)
3. Addicted To Love
Pre-order from the Flotique
Pre-order from HMV

Limited Edition 7" -
A. You’ve Got The Love (Florence’s new single version)
B. You’ve Got The Love (Jamie XX re-work featuring The XX)
Pre-order from the Flotique
Pre-order from HMV

Download from iTunes

Watch Florence On The Jimmy Kimmel Show

Last Thursday Florence and The Machine was in the studio to perform on the US chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live!

You can now watch her haunting rendition of 'Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)' on YouTube, simply by clicking here.


6 Nov 2009

Florence For Jimmy Kimmel This Thursday

American fans of Florence, listen up; she will be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live this coming Thursday (November 5).

The show goes out on ABC at 12:06/11:06c so make sure you tune in.

For more details head to the Jimmy Kimmel Live website.

Flo in Elle

New Mix on Blog

I have added a new widget with my new remix of Drumming Song, although both automatically play so you will have to pause one.

3 Nov 2009


There are now 10000+ members of the official F+TM Site!

2 Nov 2009

Team Perfect

Comprising Dev Hynes, from Lightspeed Champion, and Florence, from Florence and the Machine, the pair released a cover of Green Day’s Nimrod; the album was available for download on Lightspeed Champion’s official site.

MP3's available here.

Europe, America, Canada and beyond!......well, back to Europe

Flames, planes, and automobiles, what a ride it’s been, we went tooooo..

Deep breath………….an all night restaurant called magicals in Brussels which we turned into our own private 70’s disco for Bobby’s birthday, YMCA’ing all the way to Amsterdam, where I bought enough ruffled sleeved blouses to make me look like Adam Ant for a good few months, also went to the Van Gogh museum, ….nearly burned to death in our bunks in Copehagen, nearly drank ourselves to death in Berlin in an abandoned train carriage bar called, surprisingly “train”….. saw the XX and Holly Miranda, both amazing, sold merch at the XX show, dream come true, saw the Duomo in Milan, where the sun shone through the stained glass and the enormity and grandeur of it almost totally overwhelmed me, then went to an after party in Milan dressed as a bat, it was in an huge vaulted art gallery and ended up loosing myself dancing on a table in a smoke and lazers extravaganza.

Finally found myself in time to fly to New York, did the Alexa Chung show, which was great, but I was so terrified of doing live TV, and in fucking Times Square, with Edward Norton, my hands wouldn’t stop shaking, at least It prepared me for Letterman. LETTERMAN. Jesus, that was surreal, it was like stepping into the television or something, hyper unreality, then did CNN, where the woman told me off on live television for not looking into the camera, and then said I seemed kind of overwhelmed by everything, OF COURSE IM OVERWHELMED IM LIVE ON CNN!, oh and I punched a ghost that I found sitting on the end of my bed in my hotel room,

The show at the bowery was great, thank you to everyone who came, We left the cobbled streets of rainy New York, and headed for the shores of sunny LA. Did an acoustic gig in an abandoned zoo, ended up in the bear pit.. Met Rod Stuart in the hallway of the Jimmy Kimmel show, and bought some amazing silk dresses on Melrose.. the whole town was going Halloween crazy, but I basically look like I’m in fancy dress all the time anyway so I fit right in..x the show at The Troubadour, SO FUN!!, I then ended up in a tree poolside at the Mondrian discussing politics with someone dressed as, “boom boom shake shake the room”. Me and Izza went as Calvin and Hobbes, because I’m tall and orange and she’s small and blonde…x

And now I’m in Montreal,.. heading home in a couple of days, then off to France with La roux and Lissy Trullie, which should be really fun, GIRLS ON TOUUUUR..!

Ok. That bout wraps us up for now, see you soon love you forever. Florence…x

Ps….I have been wearing, a tin machine t shirt, that say’s “fuck you I heart tin machine” ..x

I have been listening to.. The Miike Snow album, and the Halloween mix tape Izza gave me. Which is mainly gangster wrap

I have been reading.. Roberto Bolano’s amulet, and superman comics….x

I have been drinking/eating… bloody marys/peanuts ..x

31 Oct 2009

30 Oct 2009

You've Got The Love Promo Tracklisting

1 You've Got The Love (Pitron & Sanna Mix) 6:30
Remix - Pitron & Sanna*
2 You've Got The Love (Tom Middleton Vocal Mix) 7:53
Remix - Tom Middleton
3 You've Got The Love (Tom Middleton Instrumental) 7:51
Remix - Tom Middleton
4 You've Got The Love (XX Remix) 5:43
Remix - XX*
5 You've Got The Love (Tom Middleton Radio Version) 5:25
Remix - Tom Middleton
6 You've Got The Love (Pitron & Sanna Radio Edit) 3:40
Remix - Pitron & Sanna*

28 Oct 2009

Electric Proms Audio

Not the greatest quality, I shall try and get downloads soon.

Between Two Lungs

My Boy Builds Coffins

Drumming Song

Hurricane Drunk

Cosmic Love

If I Had A Heart/Blinding

I'm Not Calling You A Liar

Dog Days Are Over

Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

You've Got The Love

Florence To Play Intimate London Gig

Florence is set to play a very special gig in London next month as aprt of the NME Calling series of shows.

She will appear at The Tabernacle venue along with some very special guests for the show that takes place on Novemver 27.

Tickets for the gig go on sale at 9am on Wednesday October 28th, keep your eyes peeled for more news of those special guests coming soon.

Watch And Listen To Florence At The Electric Proms

Last night Florence was at the Roundhouse to perform a stunning set for the BBC's Electric Proms, raising the roof with a rapturous version of her forthcoming single 'You've Got The Love'.

If you weren't lucky enough to be at the show, don't despair - you can catch the highlights on TV, radio and online over the next week.

Hit the red button on your TV right now to watch Florence's set in full, and listen out for selected tracks being played by the likes of Zane Lowe, Hugh Stephens and Fearne Cotton on their BBC radio shows.

Video highlights and photos from the evening are also available online now at the Electric Proms website.


2.My Boy Builds Coffins
3.Drumming Songs
4.Hurricane Drunk
5.If I Had A Heart
6.I'm Not Calling You A Liar
7.The Dog Days
8.Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
9.You've Got The Love