Florence Welch says she finds performing 'draining'

  • 17 January 2012
  • From the section Music

Florence Welch says she finds it "draining" being a performer.

The Florence And The Machine singer said: "You're doing these amazing things but there are sacrifices to be made for that and you work incredibly hard.

"It gets very draining but I'm doing my absolute dream job and I wouldn't want to do anything else."

Florence And The Machine's latest album Ceremonials topped the UK album chart in November.

"The highs and the lows come with the same package - touring and travelling and being away from home."

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The nominations for this year's Brit awards were announced last week, but Florence says she doesn't let such ceremonies faze her.

"It's very nice to be recognised. It's always really fun," she said.

"They are terrifying to start with. If you see them as something fun and a celebration then that's okay, I think you shouldn't put yourself under too much pressure."

The singer says she now feels more confident as an artist than she did when her debut album Lungs was released in 2009.

"You have to figure out what makes you feel right. That's what the last couple of years have been about, how I feel comfortable and how I feel as a performer.

"People can tell you what to do and what not to do, but until you start making your own mistakes, that's the only way."

The 25-year-old is due to play a series of gigs in the UK in March.

"I'm really looking forward to the UK tour. I can't wait to get back to see the inside of some English venues," she said.

"It's going to be very much about the music and showcasing it in the best way possible.

"We want to make it true to the record but almost bigger, and more expensive and experiment with things."