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

Florence And The Machine by Ben Rayner from Ben Rayner on Vimeo.

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.