Florence and The Machine have released the music video to their new single ‘Spectrum’, off the English indie pop group’s second studio album ‘Ceremonials’, out now on Island Records. Watch the David LaChapelle directed video via YouTube below.
Florence and The Machine performed live at Sydney Entertainment Centre on May 24th in Sydney, Australia. The Florence Welch fronted indie pop band were in Australia touring in support of their second studio album ‘Ceremonials’. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Katy Perry was among the celebrities at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, rocking purple hair. Others in attendance were Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine, and actors Elijah Wood and Lea Michele. Watch footage of them all at the annual event from ITN below.
Among Katy’s Twitter messages from the festival (@katyperry):
last night was spiritual #radiohead
Do you think we will actually see a hologram tonight or it will simply just be a contact high? #snoopanddre #coachella
I think I might have cried when I saw Tupac. #coachella
Florence and The Machine released their live CD/DVD ‘MTV Unplugged’ on April 10th via Island Records. It was filmed in December 2011 in New York’s oldest synagogue building, Angel Orensanz Center, with the band being backed by a ten-person choir. Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme joined lead singer Florence Welch for another cover of ‘Jackson’, originally recorded by Johnny Cash and June Carter, during the live set.
“I had to stop myself after every song. I would be like, ‘Wow’,” Welch told Reuters. “It was so amazing performing the songs stripped back and just really being able to concentrate on the songs and the emotions.”
‘MTV Unplugged’ Track Listing:
1. “Only If for a Night”
2. “Drumming Song”
3. “Cosmic Love”
4. “Breaking Down”
5. “Never Let Me Go”
6. “Try a Little Tenderness”
7. “No Light, No Light”
8. “Jackson” (featuring Josh Homme)
9. “What the Water Gave Me”
10. “Dog Days Are Over”
11. “Shake It Out”
12. “Landscape (Unplugged Demo)”
13. “Heartlines (Acoustic)”
14. “Shake It Out (Acoustic)”
Florence and The Machine are out with the music video to their new single ‘Never Let Me Go’, off the Florence Welch fronted indie pop group’s second studio album Ceremonials, out now on Island Records. Watch the Tabitha Denholm directed video via YouTube below.
Director Baz Luhrmann caught up with Florence Welch for Interview magazine, where she talked about adjusting to normality once off the stage. “You know, people always ask, ‘What are you like offstage?’ And I always say, ‘Well, I’m completely normal and mellow.’ And then things like that happen and maybe I’m operating in a higher emotional state – and not like even in a helpful way,” the Florence and the Machine singer explained. “On stage, you can use your emotions. It’s the place where you can channel them. They have a purpose. But then offstage they just hit you… All that power that you can use on stage disappears when you’ve lost your phone and you’re in the middle of the street in New York City.” Check out the entire interview and photo spread at interviewmagazine.com.
London producer Paul Epworth, after contributing to the biggest album of the year, Adele’s ’21’, is now finalizing the sophomore release from Florence and The Machine. “It’s going to be more stripped down, but it’s quite a heavy, rhythmic side to it. It’s a heavier record than the first record,” Epworth said, referring to Florence Welch’s 2009 debut ‘Lungs’. “It’s a little bit less indie and lot more soulful.” Listen to the interview via bbc.co.uk below.
NYLON and Florence Welch hosted a party to celebrate the release of the magazine’s latest music issue. Footage produced and shot by Kristen Garris from the party features the Florence and the Machine mainwoman citing Stevie Nicks as a fashion icon during a brief interview. Watch it via YouTube below.
Florence and The Machine is out with the music video to her remake of the classic Buddy Holly track ‘Not Fade Away’, featured on the new Buddy Holly tribute album, ‘Rave On Buddy Holly’, due in stores June 28th.
Check out more details at raveonbuddyholly.com.
Watch the video via Metacafe below.
Taylor Kaye of Toronto’s KiSS 92.5 FM spoke with Florence Welch from the Grammy Nominated Florence and the Machine at the Grammy’s Radio Row in Los Angeles. The British singer talked being excited about the festivities, getting accolades from artists like Kanye West and Rihanna, how she appeals to young and old. Watch the interview via YouTube below.