Florence + the Machine
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2007
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Florence + the Machine

Florence + the Machine Biography (Wikipedia)

Florence and the Machine (stylised as Florence + the Machine) are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. The band's music received praise across the media, especially from the BBC, which played a large part in their rise to prominence by promoting Florence and the Machine as part of BBC Introducing. At the 2009 Brit Awards they received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award. The band's music is renowned for its dramatic and eccentric production and also Welch's powerful vocal performances.

The band's debut studio album, Lungs, was released on 6 July 2009, and held the number-two position for its first five weeks on the UK Albums Chart. On 17 January 2010, the album reached the top position, after being on the chart for twenty-eight consecutive weeks. As of October 2010, the album had been in the top forty in the United Kingdom for sixty-five consecutive weeks, making it one of the best-selling albums of 2009 and 2010. The group's second studio album, Ceremonials, released in October 2011, entered the charts at number one in the UK and number six in the US. The band's third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, was released on 2 June 2015. It topped the UK charts, and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, their first to do so. The album reached number one in a total of eight countries and the top ten of twenty. Also in 2015, the band was the headlining act at Glastonbury Festival, making Florence Welch the first British female headliner this century.

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Florence + the Machine Performances & Interviews


Florence + the Machine Tracks

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You've Got The Love
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Never Let Me Go
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Never Let Me Go
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Dog Days Are Over
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Dog Days Are Over
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How Big, How Blue
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How Big, How Blue
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Ship To Wreck
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Ship To Wreck
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Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
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Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
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Cosmic Love
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Cosmic Love
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What The Water Gave Me
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What The Water Gave Me
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Rabbit Heart
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Rabbit Heart
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Champions Retrospective
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Champions Retrospective
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Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Mix)
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Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Mix)
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Kiss With A Fist
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Kiss With A Fist
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No Light, No Light
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No Light, No Light
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St Jude
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St Jude
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Take Care (Radio 1 Live Lounge, 25 Nov 2011)
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Take Care (Radio 1 Live Lounge, 25 Nov 2011)
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You Got The Love (Solitaire)
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Playlists featuring Florence + the Machine


Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2015
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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Glastonbury: 2015

Glastonbury: 2015

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Worthy Farm, Pilton
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2015
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Earlham Park, Norwich
2015-05-23T14:42:59
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2015
Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2015

Radio 1's Big Weekend: 2015

12:00
Earlham Park, Norwich
Radio 2 In Concert: Florence + the Machine
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London
2012-11-08T14:42:59
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2012
Radio 2 In Concert: Florence + the Machine

Radio 2 In Concert: Florence + the Machine

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London
Reading + Leeds: 2012
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Reading
Leeds
2012-08-24T14:42:59
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2012
Reading + Leeds: 2012

Reading + Leeds: 2012

12:00
Reading
T in the Park: 2012
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Balado, Kinross-Shire
2012-07-06T14:42:59
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2012
T in the Park: 2012

T in the Park: 2012

17:00
Balado, Kinross-Shire

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