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Florence and the Machine at the Hollywood Bowl on October 8, 2012
Florence and the Machine at the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 14, 2012. Photos by Robert Redfield.

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Patreon Exclusive: Previously Unseen Photos of Florence and the Machine from 2010

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May 03, 2017

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100 Artists Sign Guitar for Planned Parenthood - Michael Stipe, Florence Welch, Feist, and More

Plus Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Mac DeMarco, Lady Gaga, Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, Jim James, Matt Berninger, Perfume Genius, and Others

Apr 17, 2017

Over 100 artists have signed an acoustic guitar for Planned Parenthood and for $10 you can buy a drawing ticket to enter to win the guitar.  More

Watch The xx Perform With Florence Welch, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Cat Power, and Robyn

Collaborations All Happened at This Week's "Night + Day" Concert Residency in London

Mar 16, 2017

The xx released a new albumI See You, back in January via Young Turks. This week they've been performing a series of shows in a residency at London's Brixton Academy they were calling "Night + Day" and have been bringing out some cool special guests each night.  More

Listen: Florence and the Machine Share New Tim Burton Soundtrack Song - “Wish That You Were Here”

From Soundtrack to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Out September 30

Aug 25, 2016

Florence and the Machine have shared a brand new song, "Wish That You Were Here." It's taken from the soundtrack to the forthcoming Tim Burton film, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which stars Eva Green (Penny Dreadful, Casino Royale) and is based on Ransom Riggs' 2001 novel of the same name. More

May 23, 2016

Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch surprised a sick fan who had tickets to her concert in Austin last week, but couldn't make it due to her health. So Welch went by Hospice Austin's Christopher House and gave the young fan a private concert instead. More

Apr 25, 2016

Florence and the Machine (aka Florence Welch) has released a 40-minute short film entitled "The Odyssey." Vincent Haycock directed the film, which collects all the interconnected videos he shot for Florence and the Machine's 2015-released album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful ("What Kind of Man," "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful," "St. Jude," "Ship to Wreck," "Queen of Peace," and "Delilah"). More

Mar 31, 2016

Florence and the Machine have covered the Ben E. King classic "Stand By Me" in a new trailer for Final Fantasy XV, which is out September 30th. More

Sasquatch! 2016 Line-up: The Cure, M83, Florence and the Machine, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Grimes, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) in Quincy, Washington

Jan 12, 2016

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2016 festival, their 15th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. It's a stacked lineup, including The Cure, M83, Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, Florence and the Machine, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, Jamie xx, Caribou, Yeasayer, Savages, Kurt Vile, Mac DeMarco, and others.

Jan 11, 2016

Florence and the Machine (aka Florence Welch) have announced some new tour dates in support of their 2015-released album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Support on some dates is to come from Grimes (aka Claire Boucher), who released her new album, Art Angels, last fall. (Both albums ended up on our Top 100 Albums of 2015 list, by the way.) More

Eagles of Death Metal Share Covers by Florence and the Machine, My Morning Jacket, Savages, and more

Bands Cover "I Love You All the Time" For Victims of Paris Terror Attacks

Dec 18, 2015

Eagles of Death Metal recently asked for other bands to cover their song "I Love You All the Time," with proceeds going to victims of the Paris terror attacks via the Sweet Stuff Foundation's "Play It Forward" campaign. Now the band has shared covers of the song by Florence and the Machine(feat. The Maccabees), My Morning JacketSavagesKings of LeonJimmy Eat WorldEd Harcourt, and others. More

Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, etc.

Plus Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Father John Misty, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Björk, and More

Dec 07, 2015

This morning nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, with the ceremony to go down on February 15, 2016. Kendrick Lamar is nominated 11 times. Other nominees include Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Caribou, Jamie xx, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dead Weather, and more. More

Oct 29, 2015

Foals' new album, What Went Down, came out at the end of August via Warner Music. Now the British band has covered Florence and the Machine's "What Kind of Man." It was performed this morning in BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge."  More

Oct 21, 2015

Fresh off their very cool performance in a pool on Ellen yesterdayFlorence and the Machine have shared a video for "Delilah." Vincent Haycock directed the clip, which features Florence Welch in a strange apartment complex and has lots of religious and cult imagery, including Welch being visited by a demon. More

Oct 20, 2015

Florence and the Machine performed on Ellen earlier today and their performance was a little...wet. Kudos to Florence Welch and the band for not delivering a standard daytime TV performance of "Ship to Wreck." More

Oct 16, 2015

Since 1992 the Mercury Prize has been awarded to the best British album of the year, meaning an album created by a citizen of the U.K. and Ireland. It's become one of the biggest honors a British musician can receive and can also boost an album's sales in the U.K., especially if it wins. Now this year's nominees have been announced. More

Oct 07, 2015

Florence and the Machine was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. She performed "What Kind of Man," a track from Florence's recently released third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. More

Florence Welch, Noel Gallagher, and More Contribute to “Boob Spelled Backwards is Boob” Charity Song

Breast Cancer Research Foundation Song Also Features Members of Bleachers, Spandau Ballet, The Grateful Dead and More

Sep 29, 2015

The video for "Boob Spelled Backwards is Boob" comes off almost like it's a British comedy skit put together by Ricky Gervais or Jarvis Cocker (see Pulp's amazing video for "Bad Cover Version"), but this is a real charity song raising money for a genuine worthwhile cause. The song features contributions from Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch, Noel Gallagher, Grace Potter, Michael Franti, Graham Nash, Steve Earl, Hozier, Vance Joy, and members of Bleachers, Spandau Ballet, The Grateful Dead, and more. More

Sep 29, 2015

Florence and the Machine stopped by BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge to do a session. Florence Welch and band performed "Ship to Wreck," "Sweet Nothing," "What Kind of Man," "Queen of Peace," and "Delilah," the majority of which can be found on Florence's latest album, How Big, How Blue, How BeautifulMore

Listen: Florence and the Machine - “Queen of Peace (Hot Chip Remix)”

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Out Now via Republic

Sep 03, 2015

Hot Chip have remixed the Florence and the Machine song "Queen of Peace." The original version can be Florence's recently released third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful and previously also got the video treatmentMore

Check Out Photos From Day Three of Flow Festival

Last Weekend in Helsinki, Finland

Aug 19, 2015

Last weekend Helsinki hosted Flow FestivalMore

Second Episode of Ezra Koenig’s Beats 1 Show Featured Florence and the Machine and Rashida Jones

Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig Episode 2 Includes Jones on Rejecting Robin Thicke in Middle School

Jul 27, 2015

As we previously reportedVampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig has his very own show on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station, the intriguingly titled Time Crisis with Ezra KoenigMore

Jul 27, 2015

Florence and the Machine has released a new short film that doubles as a combined video for two of her songs, "Queen of Peace" and "Long and Lost." Both songs are taken from Florence's recently released third album, How Big, How Blue, How BeautifulMore

Watch: Florence and the Machine Cover Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” at Glastonbury

Florence Replaced Foo Fighters as Headliners Due to Dave Grohl's Broken Leg

Jun 26, 2015

Florence and the Machine were elevated to headliner status at Glastonbury tonight after Foo Fighters cancelled their European tour and Glastonbury headlining slot when Dave Grohl fell off the stage and broke his leg at a concert in Gothenburg, More

Jun 17, 2015

As we reported on yesterdayFoo Fighters have cancelled their European tour and Glastonbury headlining slot after Dave Grohl fell off the stage and broke his leg at a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden last Friday. Glastonbury wasted little time finding a replacement, elevating Florence and the Machine to headliner status (they were set to perform just before Foo Fighters). More

Florence and the Machine Announce Fall North American Tour Dates

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Out Now

Jun 05, 2015

Florence and the Machine's third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, came out this week and Florence Welch and her band have now announced a slew of fall North American tour dates that cover October and are mainly on the west coast. More

Jun 03, 2015

Florence and the Machine's third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, came out yesterday and in honor of that she performed single "Ship to Wreck on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. More

Listen: Florence and the Machine - “Delilah”

How Big How Blue How Beautiful Out June 2

May 19, 2015

Florence and the Machine has shared yet another song from her forthcoming third album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful, due out June 2 via Republic. More

Watch: Florence and the Machine Perform Seated on “Saturday Night Live”

Performed "What Kind of Man" and "Ship to Wreck"

May 11, 2015

Florence Welch broke her foot the first weekend of Coachella when she jumped off the stage after encouraging the audience to all remove one item of clothing.  More

Apr 30, 2015

Last night Florence and the Machine were featured as music guests on UK late night program Later ...with Jools Holland. More

Watch: Florence and the Machine and Father John Misty Perform “Love Hurts” at Coachella

Due to Her Broken Foot, Florence Welch Brings Out Special Guest for Duet Cover of Everly Brothers Song

Apr 20, 2015

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine was a sight to see during the first weekend of Coachella as she constantly ran across the stage and even into the crowd during her set. More

Apr 13, 2015

Florence and the Machine, aka Florence Welch, has released a brand new music video for her latest single, "Ship to Wreck." More

Listen: Florence and the Machine - “Ship to Wreck”

How Big How Blue How Beautiful Available June 2nd

Apr 08, 2015

Earlier today, the newest single from Florence and the Machine, "Ship To Wreck" was released, riding the impressive wake of "What Kind of Man," the first single off of the band's upcoming album.  More

Watch: Florence and the Machine - “St. Jude” Video

"Midway upon the journey of our life ..."

Mar 23, 2015

Florence and the Machine, aka Florence Welch, has premiered a brand new music video featuring her latest single "St. Jude," taken from her forthcoming new album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. More

Mar 05, 2015

Last night Florence and the Machine performed an intimate hometown show in London where Florence Welch delivered several tracks from her upcoming studio album How Big How Blue How Beautiful. More

Feb 26, 2015

This summer Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch returns with her anticipated new album How Big How Blue How Beautiful, featuring the standout single, "What Kind of Man." More

Feb 12, 2015

Here's the good news Florence and the Machine fans, after teasing her third album earlier in the week with a teaser video and potential artwork, the album has now been officially announced with a tracklist, title, video, and everything. The bad news? You have to wait until June 2nd (or a day earlier if you're in the U.K.) to hear the whole thing. More

Feb 10, 2015

Fresh off the news that a new album is increasingly imminent, Florence and the Machine have premiered a brand new music video for the track "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful." More

Florence and the Machine Set to Announce New Album

First Single Titled "What Kind of Man"

Feb 10, 2015

After some early teasingFlorence and the Machine, a.k.a. Florence Welch, seems poised to properly announced her highly anticipated third album. More

Florence and the Machine’s Third Nearing Completion

Photo Shows Final Mixing in Process

Jan 05, 2015

Relatively quiet over the past two years, it seems Florence and the Machine, a.k.a. Florence Welch, is due to return with a brand new record sometime in 2015. More

Dec 10, 2014

Today Way Out West announced the first round of artists slated to play the Swedish festival.  More

Jul 22, 2013

Who are Sourberry? Well, friends of Florence Welch for starters. More

Listen: Florence and the Machine - “Over the Love”

Featured on The Great Gatsby Soundtrack

Apr 17, 2013

The soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's stylish film adaptation of the The Great Gatsby boasts a varied list of all-star contributors, featuring songs from Jay-Z (who executive-produced the collection), Beyoncé, Andre 3000, Jack White, The xx, and Lana Del Rey. More

Apr 04, 2013

Today Great Gatsby (aka the movie that keeps giving) got an impressive sountrack.  More

Jan 10, 2013

No stranger to adding a little extra oomph to a fellow musical artist's work, Florence Welch have joined forces with New York hip-hop fixture A Rocky for a special bonus cut called "I Come Apart," featured on his upcoming new album Long.Live.A. More

Nov 30, 2012

Performing in London last night celebrating their 50th anniversary The Rolling Stones brought out Florence Welch as a special guest to lend her wailing pipes to the band's classic number "Gimme Shelter." More

Nov 19, 2012

Her second album Ceremonials may have been released over a year ago, but that hasn't stopped UK songstress Florence Welch from reminding us of it's excellence. More

Oct 13, 2012

On Friday October 12, the Austin City Limits Music Festival kicked off in Austin, TX. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Check out his photos of Tegan and Sara, M83, Florence and the Machine, The War on Drugs, First Aid Kit, Patrick Watson, Alabama Shakes and Esperanza SpaldinhereMore

Oct 09, 2012

Last night, October 8, Florence and the Machine hit the Hollywood Bowl. We sent photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action. More

Sep 21, 2012

EDM heavyweight Calvin Harris closing in on the arrival on his new full-length album 18 Months on Oct. 29.  More

Check Out Photos of Øya Festival, Day 1

Feist, Sondre Lerche, Florence and the Machine and More

Aug 09, 2012

From August 7-11 Oslo, Norway is hosting the Øya Festival. We sent social media editor Laura Studarus over to cover the action. Check out her shots of Sondre Lerche,Willis Earl BealMathias EickOberhoferFriendsBob MouldThurston MooreFlorence and the MachineFeistThe Stone Roses, and Purity Ring More

Corona Capital Music Fest Announces Line-up

Featuring My Morning Jacket, Florence and the Machine, The Black Keys, and others

Jul 25, 2012

Running Oct. 13-14 this year at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City's annual Capital Corona Music Festival has announced its fully-loaded line-up of artists for the event. More

Jul 02, 2012

Florence and the Machine has debuted a brand new music video taken from the artist's Ceremonials track "Breaking Down." More

Florence Welch Announces Dance Side Project

With The Most Clever Name You’ll Hear All Day

Jun 28, 2012

First Lady of melodramatic song Florence Welch announced recently that she’s got a dance project in the works.  More

May 30, 2012

It becomes pretty clear in Florence and the Machine's music video for the Ceremonials cut "Spectrum," things would have turned out really different if filmmaker Darren Aronofsky had chosen to cast Ms. Welch in his 2010 flick Black Swan. More

May 29, 2012

Florence Welch has the kind of pipes that could set just about any dance floor on fire. Thus, it’s not surprising that pal Calvin Harris decided to help her do just that. More

May 22, 2012

Announcing that she and her band would be headlining one of the four days of this year's Bestival festival in the UK, the normally fashion-forward Florence Welch decided to dress herself and few of her backing mates in oversized animal costumes, all while playing a cover of Talking Heads' "Wild Wild Life."  More

May 15, 2012

On June 1, Snow White and the Huntsman—a fantasy thriller twist on the Snow White tale staring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart—will see the light of day. Before that, we have the video for Florence and the Machine’s “Breath of Life,” an epic song featured in the film. More

May 10, 2012

Yesterday Florence and the Machine successfully made it through customs (Dave's joke) appearing as the latest musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. More

Florence and the Machine Announce Fall Tour Dates

Returns to the States for a Third Time

May 07, 2012

Despite spending every waking moment on the road for much of 2012Florence and the Machine has announced several more months of tour dates in support of her sophomore album Ceremonials, including a new leg of North American performances from August to October. More

May 01, 2012

Last week, Florence and the Machine debuted the band's epic new track "Breath of Life," a song composed to accompany the upcoming motion picture Snow White and the Huntsman. More

Listen: Florence and the Machine - “Breath of Life”

Off Snow White And The Huntsman Soundtrack

Apr 26, 2012

Director Rupert Sanders upcoming film Snow White and the Huntsman is looking to put a darker, more epic take on the popular fairy tale this summer.  More

Apr 18, 2012

Florence and the Machine has been touring to support 2011's Ceremonials almost non-stop since the album's release last October. Under the Radar photography Robert Redfield caught them in Santa Barbara last weekend, before they headed off to Coachella and a tour across the U.S. More

Watch: Florence and the Machine On “MTV Unplugged”

Includes Covers of Otis Redding and Johnny Cash

Apr 09, 2012

Last night MTV experienced a rare moment of music-related programing when it aired a unplugged performance by Florence and the Machine. More

Watch: A Sneak Peek of Florence and the Machine’s Johnny Cash Cover

Singer Joined By Josh Homme For “Jackson”

Apr 05, 2012

As previously reported, last year Florence and the Machine recorded a MTV Unplugged Session. That show airs on April 8 at 11pm. We have a sneak peek. More

Mar 22, 2012

In a recent interview with NME Radio Florence Welch revealed the possibility of putting together a "strange album" with songwriter and producer Dev Hynes. More

Mar 21, 2012

It’s already got a video—so why not a remix? Florence and the Machine recently handed over Ceremonials cut “Never Let Me Go” to Clams Casino.  More

Mar 07, 2012

Everything is coming up Florence and the Machine. After yesterday’s announcement that the band would be dropping a MTV Unplugged album in April, today they released a video for Ceremonialscut, “Never Let Me Go.” More

Mar 06, 2012

Late last year, Florence and the Machine performed at MTV Unplugged studios. That show—featuring a ten piece gospel choir—will be made available on April 9 as a live album.  More

Mar 01, 2012

Last night at the NME Awards, UK musical artists The Horrors and Florence and the Machine came together to perform a duet on the former band's standout single "Still Life." More

Jan 30, 2012

Having already aired episodes featuring performances by Arcade FireFleet Foxes and Joanna NewsomAustin City Limits continued its stellar new season over the weekend with sets by Florence and the Machine and Lykke Li. More

Jan 26, 2012

Before the majority of her U.S. tour dates go on sale tomorrow, Florence and the Machine's Ms. Welch herself has offered a bit of what to expect on stage by recently releasing a take of live footage capturing her Ceremonials track "Lover to Lover." More

Florence and the Machine Announce Spring Tour

World Tour Starts This Week

Jan 23, 2012

Florence and the Machine has announced that it will be kicking off a massive world tour, including a number of headlining U.S. dates around appearance both at this year's Coachella Festival and New Orleans Jazz Fest. More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2011 Issue Featuring Three Covers: Bon Iver, M83, and The Horrors

Plus: Florence and the Machine, Beirut, PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, SBTRKT, R.E.M., and more

Dec 23, 2011

Under the Radar's Best of 2011 Issue has shipped out to subscribers and will be hitting newsstands soon. The issue features three unique covers, each featuring an artist behind one of our Top 5 albums of the year: M83The Horrors, and Bon Iver. The issue also takes a look back at other artists who have made a splash in 2011, including BeirutAnna CalviEMAFlorence and the MachineGang Gang DanceNeon IndianPJ HarveyR.E.M.SBTRKT, Slow ClubSt. VincentSummer Camp, tUnE-yArDs, and Yuck. More

Dec 21, 2011

On Jan. 16 Florence and the Machine will release a 12'' of "No Light, No Light," the latest single off the artist's much-favored new album, Ceremonials.  More

Watch: Florence and the Machine on The View

Band Shakes it Out for Daytime Television

Dec 20, 2011

Yesterday, Florence and the Machine stopped by The View to perform Ceremonials single, “Shake it Out.” We have the clip.  More

Dec 20, 2011

Last night the televised concert series VH1 Divas aired a special performance of music honoring the impact of soul music on modern artists. More

Florence and the Machine Covers “Take Care”

Plays Hit Drake Single for BBC Radio

Nov 28, 2011

Over the Thanksgiving holiday Florence and the Machine made a special appearance at BBC Radio One's Live Lounge to perform a number of chosen tracks off both her debut album Lungs and her latest full-length effort Ceremonials. More

Watch Florence and the Machine Perform Songs and a Skit on SNL

Ceremonials out now via Universal Republic

Nov 22, 2011

Florence and the Machine stopped by Saturday Night Live once again, to perform "Shake it Out" and "No Light, No Light," in support of their latest album, Ceremonials. Florence Welch also made a guest appearance in a Thanksgiving skit playing a character named Flow Diggity. We have the videos.

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Nov 18, 2011

Florence and the Machine experience the creepy power of voodoo in “No Light, No Light”—a cut from recently released Ceremonials. We have the video.  More

Watch: Florence and the Machine on The Creators Project

Singer Talks Inspiration Behind Her New Album

Nov 11, 2011

As taken with Florence and the Machine’s new album Ceremonials as we are? Then this episode of The Creators’ Project is for you.  More

Nov 02, 2011

Later…With Jools Holland showed off their superior booking skills with back-to-back performances from Florence and the Machine and My Morning Jacket. More

Oct 20, 2011

After a long wait, and seemingly endless performances of "Dog Days Are Over," today Florence and the Machine unleashed their ambitious second album, CeremonialsMore

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Oct 17, 2011

With the release for sophomore album Ceremonials looming near, Florence and the Machine gave fans a sneak preview of three new songs from the upcoming album. More

Oct 17, 2011

Last weekend, The Creators’ Project held a festival at DUMBO, Brooklyn. We sent photographer Evan Smith down to cover the action.  More

Oct 03, 2011

With her much-anticipated sophomore LP Ceremonials slated for release Nov. 1, Florence and the Machine has premiered a decadent music video for the album's newest single "Shake It Out."  More

Listen: The Weeknd Remixes Florence + The Machine

A New Banging Take on “Shake it Out”

Sep 28, 2011

The Weeknd recently took their hands to new Florence + The Machine track, “Sahke it Out.” More

Listen: Florence and the Machine – “Shake It Out”

New Album Ceremonials Out November 1

Sep 14, 2011

Since the release of their debut album Lungs, Florence and the Machine have been touring incessantly while performing in a variety of settings, including with Drake, on Saturday Night Live, and Letterman. With the release of their follow-up album announced recently, today the band also released their official lead single off Ceremonials titled, "Shake It Out." More

Sep 13, 2011

Today our favorite redhead chanteuse Florence Welch announced additional details about the forthcoming Florence and the Machine albumMore

Aug 23, 2011

Today, Florence and the Machine unleashed a new track called “What the Water Gave Me”—one of 13 songs to appear on the forthcoming album. We have the video.  More

Aug 15, 2011

As announced by producer Paul Epworth, Florence and the Machine (aka singer/songwriter Florence Welch and her ever changing band) has finished the follow-up to debut album Lungs. More

NPR Streams Buddy Holly Compilation

Rave On Buddy Holly Drops June 28

Jun 20, 2011

The star-studded tribute, which arrives June 28, features 19 tracks of Buddy Holly's greatest hits. More

Check Out Photos from Bonnaroo Day Two

Including Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine, Matt and Kim, Sharon Van Etten, Big Boi and More!

Jun 11, 2011

Day Two Bonnaroo! Check out photos from the performances on Friday, June 9th 2011. Photographer, Matt Jones, was there to capture all of the action. Full gallery here.
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Jun 02, 2011

While the official release of Rave On—a collection of Buddy Holly covers—doesn't happen for a few more weeks, we’ve been graced with a series of sneak peaks. More

Feb 25, 2011

In the last couple of weeks, we've added a ton of classic interviews with both musicians and comedians to our archives. These are articles that ran in our print magazine, but are debuting on our website for the first time. This includes our  Joanna Newsom cover story from last year, as well as interviews with  Florence and the Machine Fred Armisen Charlotte Gainsbourg Pavement Local Natives, and others. More

Feb 15, 2011

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival's four-day entertainment extravaganza has unveiled its 2011 lineup.  More

Feb 14, 2011

After proving she can hang with the divas at last night’s Grammy awardsFlorence and the Machine announced she’ll be hitting the road this summer for a brief U.S. tour. In addition to solo dates, Welch and the gang will also serve as an opening band for U.K. rock royalty, U2. We have the dates.  More

Arcade Fire Win Top Grammy Award for Album of the Year

The Black Keys Also Win Multiple Awards

Feb 14, 2011

Arcade Fire's The Suburbs beat out such heavyweights as Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry to win the Grammy for Album of the Year, the last award of the night. The Black Keys also won multiple awards and we have video highlights from Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Cee-Lo Green, and Muse.

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Jan 10, 2011

This weekend, Florence Welch of can’t-be-stopped Florence and the Machine joined can’t-be-ignored rapper Drake on stage in London. We have the video.  More

Dec 09, 2010

Grammy nominee Florence and the Machine is everywhere these days. The next stop on her victory parade? Late Night With David Letterman More


Interviews

Sep 11, 2014

For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2010 article on Florence and the Machine (aka Florence Welch). The article was our second print article on her, ran in the Best of 2010 issue, and centered on her crazy year since the release of her 2009 debut album, Lungs. A year later she released her acclaimed second album, Ceremonials, and we hope we won't have to wait too much longer for her third effort.  More

Florence and the Machine

Singing Her Heart Out

Apr 22, 2010

For Florence Welch, also known as Florence and the Machine, the past few years have been a whirlwind, transforming her from art-school dropout to Mercury Prize nominee for debut album, Lungs. Still flush from her dynamic Coachella performance, the redhead songstress sat down with Under the Radar to discuss her new "scientific" sound, cover songs, and collaborating with her hero, David Byrne. More

Florence and the Machine

Ready to Raise It Up

Dec 02, 2009

"I'm going to be so high after this coffee," Florence Welch says with a laugh. "I've drunk so much coffee today already, just trying to stay awake." The English singer/songwriter and darling of the British music press has spent the last four days in New York and Los Angeles doing promotion, while also securing a U.S. label for her debut LP Lungs, due in the States this fall. About 15 minutes after the arrival of her coffee mug, Welch holds out her trembling hand and comments: "Look, I've got caffeine shakes." More


Reviews

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Island

Jul 09, 2015

The first two albums by Florence and the Machine were hardly feeble constructs, with Florence Welch's vocals front and center and demanding the attention of anyone within earshot.  More

Florence and the Machine at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA

October 9th, 2012

Oct 10, 2012

It all comes down to otherworldly adjectives. Witchy. Ethereal. Pixie-like. Call it what you want, but if the high number of weeping, dancing, and otherwise hysterical females in attendance at Monday night’s Florence and the Machine show at The Hollywood Bowl was any indication, one thing’s for certain—frontwoman Florence Welch does have some kind of power. More

Øya Day 1: Sondre Lerche, Thurston Moore, Florence and The Machine, Feist, and More

August 8th, 2012

Aug 09, 2012

Welcome to the first official day of the Øya Festival—or as I like to call it: shock the American. Check out reviews from the day including: Sondre LercheWillis Earl BealOberhoferThurston MooreFriendsFlorence and The MachineFeistStone Roses, and Purity Ring. More

Ceremonials

Ceremonials

Universal Republic

Nov 11, 2011

Florence Welch and her machine are here to take you to church with Ceremonials, the bombastic and bruising second album from the flame-haired British singer and her band. And you should get in the car, because with a record this epic, it's not like you have a choice: Ceremonials is like a musical Category 5 hurricane tearing through a bat mitzvah. More

Coachella 2010 Day Three Report – Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, and more

Apr 20, 2010

Day three of Coachella 2010 more than made up for a lackluster day two, with set after set of strong artists and ending with perhaps the three best performances of the whole festival, all in a row: Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. It would have been nice if the wealth of great artists had been spread out a little bit more over the three days, but then again, Sunday wouldn't have been so strong if they had scheduled it that way. Here's what I saw on the last day of Coachella: Local Natives, Owen Pallett, Mayer Hawthorne, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonsi, Spoon, Phoenix, Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. More

Florence and the Machine and Holly Miranda at Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, October 27th, 2009

Oct 29, 2009

It's no surprise that Florence and the Machine's first proper New York show sold out quickly, as this performance was way overdue but very much worth the wait. More