Florence and The Machine


Florence And The Machine is a musical project fronted by Florence Welch. The rest members of this formation constitute the band called The Machine and play the music to the singing executed by Welch. The Machine lineup is composed by Robert Ackroyd, Christopher Lloyd Hayden, Isabella Summers and Tom Monger. Welch was born in the southern part of London and began revealing her artistic skills since her infant years. The girl’s parents used to hear numerous complaints from her teachers who were mad at her singing songs right during the classes. As a teenager, Florence grew deeply interested in the punk culture and loved the music played by Nirvana, and Green Day. During her college years, she discovered the works by the likes of The White Stripes and Kate Bush. She did not receive a diploma as she dropped out in a year and a half after the start of the studying to fully concentrate herself on music.

In 2007, Florence teamed up with The Machine. The music the new ensemble was about to play was built on the indie rock foundation with noticeable influence of soul. The lyrics of the songs by Florence And The Machine were also a peculiar aspect. Welch’s verses were overloaded with symbols and images to conceal safely the main idea. According to her own words, she preferred to write with focus on the questions of morality. The very first compositions by the beginning band found recognition among the critics and love of the audience. Moreover, the mass media were committed to drawing as much attention as possible to the emerging group. The most active was BBC featuring Florence And The Machine as one of the most promising acts of the Great Britain. At the Brit Awards 2009 ceremony, Florence received the Critics Choice Award, a special prize established a year before to highlight the remarkable young talents. To a large extent, it was due to the singer’s image. From the very start, Welch positioned herself as a willful and independent performer able to shock and surprise the listeners.

It was before the release of the first studio album when the nicely promoted Florence And The Machine played their gigs at Glastonbury and Reading festivals. Their first singles, Kiss With a Fist, and Dog Days Are Over, immediately became huge hits. After another single, Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up), reached the twelfth position in the national charts, it was clear that the up-coming full-length record was sure to receive warm welcome and be a bestseller. Entitled Lungs, this record arrived in July 2009. It soared to the second place in the British charts leaving the top only to late Michael Jackson.

Studio Albums

Florence and The Machine, High As Hope mp3High As Hope
  • Indie Pop
  • Chamber Pop
Florence and The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful mp3How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  • Indie Rock
  • Pop Soul
  • Chamber Pop
Florence and The Machine, Ceremonials (Deluxe Edition) mp3Ceremonials (Deluxe Edition)
Florence And The Machine album number two, Ceremonials, shows that with Florance Welch's talent, the band is capable of modifying the style easily and effectively without losing quality
    Florence and The Machine, Between Two Lungs mp3Between Two Lungs
    • Indie Pop
    • Chamber Pop
    • Baroque Pop
    • Blue Eyed Soul
    Florence and The Machine, Lungs mp3Lungs
    The UK indie band Florence And The Machine issued the long-awaited debut Lungs. This posh pop disc, decorated by the strong female vocals and folk tints, can be easily called one of the best releases of 2009


      Florence and The Machine, Light Of Love mp3Light Of Love
      • Chamber Pop
      Florence and The Machine, Moderation mp3Moderation
      • Art Rock
      • Pop Soul
      • Indie Pop


      Florence and The Machine, MTV Unplugged mp3MTV Unplugged
      • Indie Rock