Tuesday, October 27, 2009
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman performing live.
Love Florence. Her album is amazing.
Thursday, November 5:
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Florence and the Machine
Cool remake. Love the original by Candi Staton.
BRIT Awards 2010
The ceremony, organized by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, was broadcast live on ITV1.
Florence and the Machine lost the British female award to Lily Allen, but Florence did win the big award for best British album for "Lungs" (Island/Universal). The duet with Dizzee - a mash up of her version of "You Got The Love" and his "Dirtee Cash" with harpists, a glitter storm and Florence emerging from a giant mirror ball - was also a standout moment that should have looked fantastic on TV.
"I want to thank everyone who bought the album and everyone who liked it," said Florence Welch. "It's been an amazing night. We've had the best time and I hope you have, too."
The duet with Dizzee is available to buy on iTunes in the U.K. from Feb. 17 in aid of the BRIT Trust which supports U.K. charities; Prince Harry also recorded a video message for the Trust, which was received without any of the anticipated anti-royalist jeering from the U.K. music industry.
So happy she won best album, i had the album bought beforehand its brilliant.
Cosmic love is my favorite song by them! Love her style.
I think I'm in love with Florence...
Gotta add this one:
i'm listening to lungs at the moment love the album howl and drumming song are my favourites
LOVE Dog Days Are Over. Its been on repeat for the past few hours. Can't get enough of her talent and pure awesomeness.
Life is a celebration. So celebrate, and live!
Florence and The Machine won the VMA for Best Art Direction last night (Sept. 12) and moments later Florence Welch proved just why they deserved the award; the lead singer gave a riveting performance of "Dog Days Are Over," off their internationally platinum album "Lungs."
Using visually-stunning choreography, Florence effortlessly laid on a rotating platform while dancers pranced around, looking like they were doing a famous swimming scene from a Busby Berkeley movie. Then, on one knee, she belted out the lyrics, "Leave all your love and your loving behind you," before giving a show-stopping solo. As the music faded and the lights turned dim, she resembled a female banshee crying out for a loved-one. She definitely would've made veteran art-pop pioneer Kate Bush proud.
I am totally digging Florence + The Machine. Just discovered them. I like what I hear!
you are at the top of my lungs ♥
Earlier this year, U2 had to postpone their North American stadium tour after Bono suffered a back injury. Interpol, who'd been booked to open some of the shows, had to scrap an entire tour that they'd built around those dates.
But now the U2 shows are back on for next year, and the band just announced the opening acts on their website. Interpol will open some of the shows, and so will the increasingly huge art-poppers Florence and the Machine.
09-30 Seville, Spain - Olympic Stadium
10-02-03 Coimbra, Portugal - Estadio Cidade Coimbra *
10-08 Rome, Italy - Olympic Stadium *
11-25-26 Auckland, New Zealand - Mt. Smart Stadium @
12-01 Melbourne, Australia - Etihad Stadium @
12-03 Melbourne, Australia - Etihad Stadium @
12-08-09 Brisbane, Australia - Suncorp Stadium @
12-13-14 Sydney, Australia - ANZ Stadium @
12-18-19 Perth, Australia - Subiaco Oval @
05-14 Mexico City, Mexico - Azteca Stadium $
05-21 Denver, CO - Invesco Field !
05-24 Salt Lake City, UT - Rice Eccles Stadium !
06-01 Edmonton, Alberta - Commonwealth Stadium !
06-04 Seattle, WA - Qwest Field ~
06-07 Oakland, CA - McAfee Coliseum ~
06-17-18 Anaheim, CA - Angels Stadium ~
06-26 East Lansing, MI - Spartan Stadium at MSU ^
06-29 Miami, FL - Sun Life Stadium ^
07-05 Chicago, IL - Soldier Field *
07-08-09 Montreal, Quebec - Hippodrome *
07-11 Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre *
07-14 Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field *
07-20 East Rutherford, NJ - New Meadowlands Stadium *
07-23 Minneapolis, MN - TCF Bank Stadium *
* with Interpol
^ with Florence and the Machine
Got hooked on her in London. Beautiful voice and great music. So hard to find her here in the States. Finally starting to get some airplay though. And of course XM carries Radio 1 so that helps.
oh. i was thinking of posting a thread about fl+mach the other day but as usual, miaedu has beaten me to it by a few months.
miaedu, this is not your first good music thread. i hereby appoint you as my music director. i'll listen to anything you suggest.
^ A few months? This thead has been around for almost a year now.
Life is a celebration. So celebrate, and live!
Forgot to mention - saw her here a couple of months ago. The Aussie audiences love her - and she loves them. She was on top form vocally, getting off on the crowd reaction - obviously enjoying herself immensely. She was having a ball - and so were we!
It was a sensational live show - one of the best I've seen for a long time.
On the November 20 episode of Saturday Night Live, UK art-pop darlings Florence and the Machine will perform. Anne Hathaway will host that episode.
British pop band Florence and the Machine, Swedish singer Robyn, U.S. pop singer Colbie Caillat, pianist Herbie Hancock and singer-songwriter Elvis Costello will perform at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Spektrum arena in Oslo, organizers have announced.
Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will host the show on Dec. 11, a day after the award ceremony in Oslo. "I am honored to attend the Nobel Peace Prize Concert this year and participate in this historic and momentous event to help spread the message of global peace," Washington said in a statement.
This concert honors this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chinese activist and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo.
Florence Welch: Letter from LA
A Short Film Exploring Life on the Road With Florence and the Machine's English Songbird
Tabitha Denholm's "Florence: Letter from LA" is a sunny meditation on pop stardom, premiering exclusively on NOWNESS today. It captures Welch during her fall 2010 American tour for her debut album Lungs (which earned her a Best New Artist Grammy nomination). We see the flame-haired British songstress swimming in pools, driving on highways and marveling at the surreal nature of fame and the places it has brought her. "I wanted to record this unique time in Florence's career because I knew it would be a one-off," explains Denholm, who co-directed several of Welch’s early music videos with Tom Beard, notably for the single “Rabbit Heart.” This new short film is one in a three-part series collectively titled Letters From America, which also trails Welch to New Orleans and New York. "Florence has this energetic whirlwind side, and then this incredibly quiet introspective side," Denholm reveals. Welch says she decompressed from touring by taking in the country on foot: “I saw so much beautiful American stuff—the bewitching buildings of New Orleans, a crazy Halloween in Boston. If I wasn't playing a gig or flying somewhere, I was just walking; constantly lost, constantly overwhelmed by the beauty of what I was seeing." She also chilled out to a carefully compiled playlist—check out the soundtrack below:
lorence’s “Breaking America” Playlist:
1. Drake – “Fancy”
This is the song Drake performed at the VMA awards in LA. No one in the history of music has ever done rapping and singing together as well as him. We went for a little after-the-afterparty in his studio on VMA night and it was a trip.
2. Lloyd Banks – “Beamer, Benz or Bentley”
We went to see Jay-Z play this enormous gig at the Yankees Stadium in The Bronx. It was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen: 60,000 people celebrating hip-hop music in the heart of the borough where it was born. Eminem supported, and Lloyd Banks came out and performed “Beamer, Benz or Bentley,” and it was actually kind of moving.
3. Kanye West – “Runaway”
Kanye West makes some of the most interesting music in the universe right now. We went to a screening in New York for the crazy-beautiful film Kanye made to accompany the song. Kanye, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Common, Diddy and Lizzie from Gang Gang Dance were all there—it was the coolest.
4. Chris Brown – “Deuces”
“Deuces” is a great paean to getting rid of girls after you've had sex with them, and although its central sentiment is a bit reprehensible, it remains a total masterpiece.
5. Arcade Fire – “Month of May”
This is one of my favorite tracks from Arcade Fire's amazing last record. It's all self-referential about "making a record in the month of May," which seems kind of cool to me.
6. Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”
This is such an earnest, heartfelt kind of song, with some wonderful lyrics about sticking up for yourself and all that. Plus, it's great to jump around to in the dressing room before gigs.
7. Tom Waits – “Hoist That Rag”
My favorite Tom Waits song by miles. I think he once recorded the sound of himself punching a cow's carcass and used it on a record, and I've always been impressed by that kind of thing. I aspire to make music out of meat and flesh and death.
8. Violet – “Hole”
Violet is Pixie Geldof's new band. My guitarist Rob is in it, and they've been recording in LA with über-producer Dave Sitek. This song rules!
9. Hanni el Khatib – “Fuck it, You Win”
Hanni was our support act for this American tour and a total godsend. He's one of the guys that run the super-cool label HUF in San Francisco, and the music he makes is like something from some bygone era of moody, slickback American youth. All the boys in my band are a little bit in love with this guy. He's that cool.
10. Alicia Keys – “Unthinkable”
This is basically one of the best songs of the last decade. Drake wrote it for Alicia and it is practically perfect in every single way. My boyfriend wants this played at our wedding or at his funeral—whichever comes first.
Very much enjoy the band, but the song in the intro post is a terrible remake. In fact, it's the only song that I was disappointed with on the album. The rest is brilliant. She should never have released it.
Florence Welch Performs 'Fireworks' with Drake in London
At his London gig Saturday night (Jan. 8), Drake presented fans with a special surprise: Florence and the Machine front woman Florence Welch.
The "Dog Days Are Over" singer met up with the "Over" rapper on stage at the Hammersmith Apollo to perform "Fireworks," Drake's "Thank Me Later" duet with Alicia Keys.
Welch, clad in a flowing white dress, crooned the sultry track to Drake, who stood just inches away. The performance is the latest addition to reports that these Best New Artist Grammy nominees are collaborating on a new song together, which would appear on Welch's upcoming album.
Florence Welch Performing at Oscars
Original Song nominee A.R. Rahman and Florence Welch, of Florence & the Machine, will perform "If I Rise" from the film "127 Hours." Rahman is nominated for writing the music (Dido and Rollo Armstrong are also nominated for the song's lyric).
It's refreshing to see music with some substance and edge getting a little bit of mainstream acceptance again and she's one of such artists. However when I first saw her I thought she was in her mid 30's at least, then I read that she was an alcoholic at 14....that will do it.
Just good music....slowly comming back!
i still havent posted in this thread. thats because i dont have anything to say, besides I LOVE HER MUSIC
Not Fade Away | Florence + The Machine
Here's the music video for Florence + The Machine's take on the classic Buddy Holly track "Not Fade Away." This version of "Not Fade Away" appears on the new Buddy Holly tribute album, RAVE ON BUDDY HOLLY, due in stores June 28th, 2011. Film by Tabitha Denholm.
Florence and the Machine are heading back out on the road in the US. The tour starts with a performance at the legendary Bonnaroo on Friday and winds around the nation complete with a stop on Good Morning America and The Colbert Report while in New York.
For more information on the tour including where to grab tickets, head on over to the tour section of her website.
Florence + the Machine 2011 Tour Dates:
6/10 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
6/12 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre*
6/13 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre*
6/14 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre*
6/17 - Minneapolis, MN - Weesner Ampitheater ^
6/18 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom ^
6/20 - Philly, PA - Festival Pier #
6/22 - Baltimore, MD - M&T Bank Stadium w/ U2
6/23 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion #
6/24 - New York, NY - Good Morning America @ Rumsey Playfield +
6/24 - New York, NY - Summerstage #
6/26 - East Lansing, MI - Spartan Stadium w/ U2
6/29 - Miami, FL - Sun Life Stadium w/ U2
6/30 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live ^
7/01 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater ^
7/02 - Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt Stadium w/ U2
7/04 - Indianapolis- The Lawn at White River State Park ^
7/05 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant ^
7/06 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Ampitheater w/ The Black Keys
* w/ Hanni El Khatib and Twin Shadow
^ w/ Hanni El Khatib
# w/ Twin Shadow
+ Viewers interested in joining "GMA" in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Summerstage Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6 a.m., when the park opens to the public. All concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7 to 9 a.m. ET.
I adore Florence + The Machine. I can't wait for her next album!
StePhest Colbchella continues with Florence and the Machine tomorrow night on The Colbert Report.
The Machine? AHA!
This must be the band that Tom Morello and his group used to rage against...very interesting
Flo and her troupe was on Steven Colbert a couple nights ago and then again tonight they were on some reality show; I wanna say, So You Think Yer a Good Dancer? or something like that...dancing isn't easy, it takes practice. I got a few moves I picked up through the years from watching John Travolta films/ Saturday Night Fever/Urban Cowboy/Grease and Pulp Fiction; I found The Twist he did with Uma Thurman gets me laid more than most other dance moves.
anyhoe, Florence + the Henderson was on there too...
they played Dog Days Are Over on the Colbeer Repoor
it is a tear jerker
Haven't had luck finding video of the performance on The Colbert Report without having to watch the entire episode.
Recently found this though:
Florence and the Machine Live at the Wiltern
It consists of a recording of a concert at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, which took place on 7 November 2010. It was released exclusively to the iTunes Store on 06/28 It was also accompanied by a film version of the concert.
No. Title Length
1. "Howl" 4:51
2. "Drumming Song" 5:38
3. "My Boy Builds Coffins" 4:04
4. "Cosmic Love" 4:39
5. "Blinding" 10:11
6. "Ghosts" 4:14
7. "Hurricane Drunk" 3:55
8. "Between Two Lungs" 5:02
9. "You've Got the Love" 5:26
10. "Strangeness and Charm" 6:20
11. "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)" 6:49
12. "Heavy Intro" 1:52
13. "Heavy in Your Arms" 3:52
14. "Kiss with a Fist" 6:35
15. "Dog Days Are Over" 8:09
There are plenty of foolish admirers -- still under the spell of 2009's hypnotic art-pop album Lungs -- who wouldn't mind sacrificing themselves to the sea for Florence Welch.
The red-headed siren has got that ethereal yet dangerous thing going on. And her new track "What the Water Gave Me" off Florence + The Machine's upcoming sophomore album, revealed today via florenceandthemachine.net, is the perfect soundtrack for lovesick self-sacrifice.
"It's a song for the water," explains Welch in an official statement on her website.
"When I was writing this song I was thinking a lot about all those people who've lost their lives in vain attempts to save their loved ones from drowning."
"It's about water in all forms and all bodies," she elaborates. "It's about a lot of things; Virginia Woolf creeps into it, and of course Frieda Kahlo, whose painfully beautiful painting gave me the title."
Who knew a watery grave could be so dreamy.
Florence + the Machine's currently untitled second album will be released in November 2011.
iTunes UK has now posted the full details of the album.
It's titled Ceremonials and is out October 31 in the UK via Island, moved up a week from the previously reported November 7 release date. The North American release date is still to come.
Check out its full tracklist:
01 Only If for Night
02 Shake It Out
03 What the Water Gave Me
04 Never Let Me Go
05 Breaking Down
06 Lover to Lover
07 No Light, No Light
08 Seven Devils
11 All This and Heaven Too
12 Leave My Body