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Florence + The Machine

Allyce Andrew

Florence Welch

Florence + The Machine sweeps music scene

From Lily Allen to Amy Winehouse, America loves England’s bands headlined by quirky girls. Florence + The Machine is the newest British craze and, thankfully, her new album has nothing to do with rehab.

Florence Welch’s debut album, “Lungs”, is a mind-blowing way to start a career.  Welch’s stunning voice is blended in with a ethereal, magical landscape of harps and pianos in tracks “Howl” and “Cosmic Love”, but has a bit of a grungy bite in “Kiss With A Fist”, Welch’s first single, released in 2008

Overall, “Lungs” is a breath of fresh air from the standard pop acts and amazingly original album about the up’s and down’s of love and ultimately being free. 

The charming 23-year-old England native has been gracing America’s shore with her presence at events like the Video Music Awards, Voodoo Fest and Coachella.  Her performances never cease to impress and prove to be just as elaborate as her songs, since they are notorious for her wardrobe of leotards, capes and flaming red hair. 

Welch’s track, “Heavy In Your Arms” was also featured on Twilight’s, “Eclipse” album,  along with contributions from The Black Keys, Dead Weather and Vampire Weekend. As if this were not enough success for a new artist, Florence + The Machine will even make an appearance on U2’s, June 360 Degree tour in Michigan and Miami.

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