27 Feb 2011

UK Flows info for the Oscars

Full details of Sky's Oscars coverage below: 

Oscars Red Carpet Live 2011, 11.30pm, Sunday 27th February, Sky Living/HD (Sky channel 112/224HD) & Sky Movies Premiere/HD (Sky channel 301/313HD) 

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards, 1.30am, Sunday 27th February, Sky Movies Premiere/HD (Sky channel 301/313HD) 

Oscars Highlights 2011, 7.30pm, Monday 28th February, Sky Living/HD (Sky channel 112/224HD) 

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be repeated at 3.30pm, Monday 28th February and at 12.25pm on Saturday 5th March on Sky Movies Showcase/HD (Sky channels 303/314HD) 

25 Feb 2011

Ivan Ink 'n' Isa

The band play an acoustic version of their track Standing On A Hill from their self-titled Ivan Ink ’n’ Isa EP.

Ivan Ink ‘n’ Isa is a collaboration from Ollie Briggs (Ivan Ink ‘n’ Pen) and Isabella Summers (The Machine from Florence & The Machine).

Their first release together is the 'Ivan Ink 'n' Isa' EP, which is due out on 7 February on Oliver’s own independent label Brink Records.

To coincide with the release, they perform a special acoustic version of their single Standing On A Hill in a live music session for the Telegraph.

A special acoustic version of their single Standing On A Hill in a live music session for the Telegraph.

22 Feb 2011

Dazed TV

Tomorrow, DazedTV.com premieres Dazed TV Party, a new and exciting online music and pop culture show that brings to life the innovative and anarchic editorial spirit that has made Dazed & Confused one of the trendsetting magazine brands of the last 20 years. Hosted by Dazed's literary editor Stuart Hammond, and created by Dazed co-founder Jefferson Hack and deputy editor Tim Noakes, the Dazed TV Party will be an ongoing audiovisual experiment produced in association with Warp Films. Paying homage to the lo-fi public broadcasting aesthetic of Glenn O’Brien’s cult 1970s TV Party, the first episode features interviews and exclusive performances from Florence Welch, Jake Chapman, Alice Dellal, Dominic Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Factory Floor, Dave I.D, Marques Toliver and Theo Adams.

Turner Prize nominated artist Mark Titchner has created a series of bespoke graphic idents for the show, and the studio set was built and designed by renowned art director Gary Card. When the show launches, viewers will be in total control of their experience, with the choice of either watching the show as five short 'webisodes', or as a 45-minute continuous broadcast from a secret Soho studio every month on DazedTV.com. As a forum for new ideas, underground music, breathtaking fashion and radical art, Dazed TV Party will be unlike anything else out there and we want you to be a part of it. Let’s party!

Here's a trailer for the first ever Dazed TV Party and be sure to log on to Dazed TV Wednesday, February 23, at 8.30pm UK time for the full TV Party premiere...

21 Feb 2011

GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards

Vote Flo in the following categories here:
- Band: Florence And The Machine, Lungs
- Designer: (enter) Hannah Marshall
- Inspiration: (enter) Florence Welch
- Woman Of The Year: (enter) Florence Welch

US Tour Support Act

“@HanniElKhatib: It's official, we're going on a US tour with @flo_tweet (Florence + The Machine) this June. Rad times a comin!”

18 Feb 2011

Florence & The Machine Head To Abbey Road For Second Album Recording

Florence And The Machine are to begin recording the follow up to 2009's 'Lungs' in the next few months.

Guitarist Rob Ackroyd confirmed work on the second album will begin in "April/May" at London's Abbey Road studios. Paul Epworth will again take production duties.

"Work on the second album has begun with Paul Epworth and there is talk of booking out Abbey Road for a month in April/May to record," Ackroyd told Gibson.com.


16 Feb 2011

Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party

“@Ackersboy: FaTM rehearsing Tiny Dancer for our show with Elton John at the end of the month. So surreal.”

15 Feb 2011


Florence + The Machine has been confirmed to be playing at this year's Bonnaroo.

14 Feb 2011

Flo Fashion: Grammys

Flo wearing a Givenchy gown and a Lorraine Schwartz ring on the red carpet at the Grammys.


The Dog Days (2010) video has recieved over 10 million views! Our next aim now is to get You Got The Love to also recieve 10 million views so get watching!


Last night Florence lost out on both awards she was nominated for. As The Twilight OST didn't receive an award and Best New Artist went to Esperanza Spalding. Even though she didn't win Flo still graced the stage for the Aretha Franklin tribute, which you can watch here.

9 Feb 2011

Flo to perform at the Grammys

The five performers who will take the Grammy stage to honor Franklin are Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Florence Welch.

6 Feb 2011

Dido on Florence

Hello everyone,
It’s been a month of amazing news for me and now I have some more to share. Me and my husband rohan are expecting a baby and we’re beyond happy and excited about it. So as some of you already know, I won’t be able to travel to LA for the oscars ceremony to perform ‘if I rise’. Obviously I’m really gutted about not being there – going to the oscars has literally been a dream of mine since I was about 9 - but I’m absolutely thrilled that the wonderful florence welch has agreed to step in and sing the song. I can’t wait to hear her sing it as I’m a huge fan of hers and she’ll sound amazing. I will definitely be watching the whole thing live on tv and texting rollo (who is going to be at the ceremony. But not singing... Thankfully... :-)) Also, me and AR are going to be filming a video for ‘if I rise’ next week which I’m really looking forward to.
Love, dxxx

Via @martagodinho 

Letter From New York

Ivan Ink 'n' Isa

Incase you had forgotten Ivan Ink 'n' Isa's EP is out tomorrow, however we have discovered that you can buy and download the EP today on Amazon, get the EP here!

Gossip Girl Promo

4 Feb 2011

F+TM set to perform at The Oscars

By Marc Malkin
Florence Welch is everywhere—and we love it.

I just got word that the frontwoman of the Grammy-nominated Florence + the Machine is going to be performing at the Academy Awards Feb. 27.

Huh? It's not as if she's nominated for any song.

Here's the deal...
Dido, who is up for an Oscar with her brother Rollo Armstrong and Indian composer A.R. Rahman for the song "If I Rise" from 127 Hours, isn't available on the big night.

Florence will step in for her fellow Brit to belt out the song with Rahman.

It's going to be a busy night for Welch. Later in the evening, Florence + the Machine is slated to perform at Elton John and David Furnish's annual Oscar party benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

See you at the Grammys and the Oscars, Flo!

(via @CarinaContreras)

Album News

“@bennymortimer: @flo_tweet is writing some absolute gems at the moment. Get ready.”