30 Nov 2011

Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day IV

Florence has customised a shirt for a 6Music giveaway!

NME Awards

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29 Nov 2011

Isa Collaborates With Dia Frampton

Another new colleague is Florence + the Machine's Isabella Summers. "She's such a mad-scientist writer. I started playing guitar and we kept it simple," Frampton says of their collaboration, "Bullseye." "She really allowed me to be what I wanted to be and just go for it."


26 Nov 2011

F+TM's 2011


Florence is nominated for a BRIT Award in the Best Single category, we discover F+TM will perform on Gossip Girl, Florence sings with Drake during his London gig and Florence was number 8 in Company's cool list.


Florence performs "If I Rise" at the Oscars , the Ivan Ink 'n' Isa EP is released, Florence performs with Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson and Martina McBride for a Franklin tribute at the Grammys, Isa is featured in Wonderland magazine and we discover that F+TM will start recording their second album at Abbey Road Studios.


The F+TM Facebook page passes 1 million likes, we see Tom and Chris will feature on DeLooze's debut album and Florence starts recording with Paul Epworth.


Florence designs a label for a limited edition Kiehl's body cream with some of the proceeds going towards Teenage Cancer Trust and we hear about Chipmunk's desire to collaborate with Florence.


Florence attends a star-studded private Lady Gaga gig in London.


Florence is a part of a Buddy Holly tribute album in which she covers Not Fade Away, Florence is announced as Gucci's new muse and that Florence's US tour costumes will be designed by Gucci, we find out that Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) was the 8th most played song of 2010, Florence covers Nylon magazine and F+TM debut What The Water Gave Me and Bedroom Hymns during their US tour.


Florence is a part of Liberty's Liberty Rocks collection, F+TM perform on So You Think You Can Dance and Florence is featured in German Vogue.


We see possible tracks for an as of yet untitled album, Florence covers Japanese Vogue, F+TM release What The Water Gave Me, a teaser track and video for the new album and we hear that the new album will be released on the 7th of November.


The album release date is brought foward by a week and we discover that it will be called Ceremonials and we see it's artwork and tracklisting, we hear the first single from Ceremonials, Shake It Out, Florence covers Interview magazine and F+TM is nominated for an EMA.


We hear F+TM preview some of their new album tracks at a LuvLuvLuv party and at the Creator's Project, Amazon releases 30 second clips of the entire album, the Shake It Out video is released and F+TM perform an intimate show at Hackney Empire playing songs from Ceremonials including a collaboration with Kid Harpoon.


F+TM perform on the X Factor, the No Light, No Light video is released, F+TM announce various live dates around the world including an EU, AUS/NZ and UK tour, Florence was nominated for Best Female at the Virgin Media Music Awards, Florence and Isa takeover Annie Mac's Radio 1 show and Florence co-hosts Steve Lamacq's Radio 2 show.


Florence covers her first UK Vogue. F+TM are featured in both Amazon's Top 100 Albums and Songs of 2011. F+TM play Spectrum for the first time on TV on X Factor USA. Florence sings the Amy Winehouse song 'Back To Black' alongside Wanda Jackson as part of VH1's Divas.

Florence co-hosts Steve Lamacq Show

Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine co-hosts the Saturday night in, picking the tunes that have inspired the writing of her second album 'Ceremonials'.

Tune into BBC Radio 2 tonight at 11pm to listen to Florence co-host the Steve Lamacq show! If you miss the show you can listen here!

Tom and Chris feature on DeLooze's Album Glass Army and Promo

25 Nov 2011

Annie Mac Takeover

The multi-talented Florence Welch, plus some of her friends including Isabella the Machine, take over from Annie Mac for one night only! Benny Benassi drops a guest mix, plus there's a mini mix from Paul Epworth.

Missed it? Listen here!

You Got The Love - Mark Knight vs Florence + The Machine
Levels - Avicii
Shake It Out (Benny Benassi Remix) -Florence + The Machine
Heaven (Nu:Tone Remix) - Emeli Sande
1 Thing - Amerie
212 - Azealia Banks
I Still Love You - Switch
End Of Love - Jack Beats
Kids ( Soulwax Remix) - MGMT
The xx Mini Mix: Download here
Rolling In The Deep (Jamie xx Remix) - Adele
Love For The Sake Of Love - Claudja Barry
Everything Goes My Way (Ewan Pearson Remix) - Metronomy
Champagne Coast - Blood Orange
Animal (Fake Blood Mix) - Miike Snow
One - Swedish House Mafia
Heavy - Dizzee Rascal
Countdown (Isa Machine Remix) - Beyonce
Spectrum - Florence + The Machine
Hyph Mngo - Joy Orbison
I Wanna Be Your Man (Drop The Lime Remix) - Willy Moon
Paul Epworth Mini Mix
Move Your Body (Benny Benassi Remix) - Marshall Jefferson vs Benny Benassi
Close To Me (R3hab Remix) - Benny Benassi vs Gary Go
Kill Humans (Dirtyloud Remix) - Dubsidia
Control (Gigi Barocco Remix) - Benny Benassi vs Gary Go
Ivory (Original Mix) - Congorock
Shake It Out (Benny Benassi Mix) - Florence + The Machine

21 Nov 2011

Virgin Media Music Awards

Florence has been nominated for Best Female at the Virgin Media Music Awards, to vote for her click here!

20 Nov 2011

2012 Tour Schedule

Brazil (Summer Soul Festival)
Jan 24 - Anhembi Arena, Sao Paulo
Jan 25 - HSBC Arena, Rio de Janiero
Jan 28 - Stage Music Park, Florianopolis
UK Tour w/Support from The Horrors and Spector (All except 9th - Theme Park)
March 2 - Dublin, The 02
March 4 - Bournemouth, BIC
March 5 - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
March 6 - Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
March 8 - London, Alexandra Palace
March 9 - London, Alexandra Palace
March 12 - Glasgow, SECC
March 13 - Birmingham, LG Arena
March 15 - Manchester, MEN Arena
March 16 - Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
EU Tour
Mar 23 - Munich, Tonhalle
Mar 24 - Berlin, Columbiahalle
Mar 25 - Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit
Mar 27 - Paris, Casino de Paris
Mar 30 - Cologne, E-Werk
Mar 31 - Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
Apr 1 - Amsterdam, Paradiso
US Tour
Apr 14 - Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara CA
Apr 15 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio CA
Apr 17 - Grand Sierra Resort, Reno NV
Apr 18 - Mondavi Center UC Davis, Davis CA
Apr 20 - Comerica Theatre, Phoenix
Apr 21 - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas
Apr 22 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio CA
Apr 27 - State Theater, Minneapolis
Apr 28 - Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee
Apr 29 - Peabody Opera House, St. Louis
May 1 - Palladium Ballroom, Dallas
May 2 - Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston
May 3 - Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans
May 8 - Radio City Music Hall, New York
May 11 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT
May 12 - Borgata Event Center, Atlantic City NJ
May 17 - Burswood Dome, Perth
May 20 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
May 22 - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
May 24 - Entertainment Centre, Sydney
May 26 - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
May 28 - Vector Arena, Auckland

11 Nov 2011

Florence Welch admits she loses herself in her music. She also loses her manager’s cell phone often, apparently by Time Out Chicago

When she answers my call, Florence Welch seems to be working in a call center. A din of ringing phones, chattering workers and knocking doors sounds more like corporate headquarters than a New York hotel room. In a way, it is. The moniker Florence + the Machine has become surprisingly prescient for the 25-year-old. Following her smash single “Dog Days Are Over,” the wailer’s aptly titled debut, 2009’s Lungs, sold millions worldwide. Her June gig at the Aragon sold out in a heartbeat. And the redhead just released a cathedral of a sophomore album, the hallelujah-heavy and celebratory Ceremonials. The lush new songs are slow builds. In conversation, however, the bubbly Brit talks a mile a minute.

Sleep figures heavily on Ceremonials. One song begins, “I’ve been losing sleep.” Are you exhausted?
I’ve always been kind of, I don’t know… [To someone in the room] Yeah, I can’t find it here.… I’m a light sleeper. I’ve never been one of those people who can put their head down and suddenly everything disappears. Nighttime is the time I get most scared, anxious or worried. In those darker moments before waking or sleeping is when I feel most, I don’t know, I can turn on myself, and my imagination can take me dark places. I’m always terrified of the idea that there’s something in there with you, be it your fears or an actual apparition.

Has the anxiety grown with fame?
I’ve actually been okay. I was really bad for a while. Doing the first record was bad. This one has been easier. I don’t know whether it’s because I’ve been growing up or things are becoming more settled in my head.

The new album is loaded with gospel choirs and church organs. Are you spiritual, or is that just a sound you gravitate toward?
That has to do with music being a catharsis, something to take you out of yourself and something that can maybe absolve you. I had that moment of just being so tired of myself and these patterns of behavior I’ve fallen into, and I think everyone can be quite hard on themselves, and music takes that out of you, and it’s that moment of clarity that everyone is looking for, where you don’t have a future or past. I feel things in quite an intense way. I’m not actually the most intense person. My ex-boyfriend, this new girl was working with him, and she was like, oh, my God, you go out with Florence, wow, God, she must be really intense, because, you know, the music’s so intense. I understand why people might think that. But he was like, no, actually she’s pretty mellow. But if I feel something, be it love, be it panic, be it joy, be it fear, I feel it in a really intense way. It takes over me, and I can’t control it.

Read more here.

6 Nov 2011

Florence Fashion

Florence wears a custom Roksanda Ilincic dress whilst performing Shake It Out on The X Factor. (MORE TO COME)

X Factor Performance