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Psychos'Я'Us
27-09-09, 00:32
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Florence and the Machine is an alternative rock band. It is the recording name of Florence Welch and a collaboration of other artists who provide backing music for her voice. Musically Florence and the Machine's sound is generally referred to as soul-inspired indie. Florence and The Machine's music has received praise across the British music media, especially from the BBC who played a large part in Florence and The Machine's rise to prominence by promoting her as part of BBC Introducing. This led to her playing a number of music festivals in 2008, including Glastonbury as well as Reading and Leeds and T in the Park. The band's debut album, Lungs was released on 6th July 2009, and was at the number 2 position for its first five weeks in the charts, behind Michael Jackson.

Members
Florence Welch
Robert Ackroyd
Christopher Lloyd Hayden
Isabella Summers
Tom Monger


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1. "Dog Days Are Over" - 4:12
2. "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)" - 3:52
3. "I'm Not Calling You a Liar" - 3:05
4. "Howl" - 3:34
5. "Kiss with a Fist" - 2:04
6. "Girl with One Eye" - 3:38
7. "Drumming Song" - 3:43
8. "Between Two Lungs" - 4:09
9. "Cosmic Love" - 4:15
10. "My Boy Builds Coffins" - 2:56
11. "Hurricane Drunk" - 3:13
12. "Blinding" - 4:40
13. "You've Got the Love" - 2:48
14. "Swimming" (iTunes Bonus Track) - 3:22

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Anyone else know them? I heard "Kiss With A Fist" in Jennifer's Body and I just fell in love with them! They have a such a unique sound and Florence's voice is amazing!

Nenya awakens
27-09-09, 02:18
I bought the album but i've only listened to it once, but what i heard i really loved :D
ill pop it in again tomorrow :D

Psychos'Я'Us
27-09-09, 12:20
Do that! :D
My favorite songs are "Howl", "Kiss With A Fist", "Dog Days" and "You've Got The Love" but I also like all the other ones.


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alisteravenger
27-09-09, 12:46
Florence and The Machine!! :D
When I first listened to FloMac I wasn't too keen but the album seems to grow on you...:)
My friend's brother's in her warm up band :D

My faveorite songs are Kiss With A Fist, Drumming Song, My Boy Builds Coffins and Hurricane Drunk

woody543
27-09-09, 13:41
I love florence, every song on the album :D

However...

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=157238&highlight=Florence

Psychos'Я'Us
27-09-09, 14:11
Damn, well, this can be closed if it's necessary.

Nenya awakens
27-09-09, 14:31
Oooh, I'm really liking Howl :D

Psychos'Я'Us
27-09-09, 14:39
I love Howl! :D I think it's actually my favorite song from the album.

Lee croft
27-09-09, 14:57
I like a few songs ^^ so i guess there ok

Psychos'Я'Us
27-09-09, 16:17
I'm in love with Howl! I've been listening to it all day :o
The lyrics are pure poetry
If you could only see the beast you've made of me
I held it in but now it seems you've set it running free
Screaming in the dark, I howl when we're apart
Drag my teeth across your chest to taste your beating heart

My fingers claw your skin, try to tear my way in
You are the moon that breaks the night for which I have to howl
My fingers claw your skin, try to tear my way in
You are the moon that breaks the night for which I have to

Howl, howl
Howl, howl

Now there's no holding back, I'm making to attack
My blood is singing with your voice, I want to pour it out
The saints can't help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloodied feet across the hallow'ed ground

Like some child possessed, the beast howls in my veins
I want to find you, tear out all of your tenderness

And howl, howl
Howl, howl


Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers
Starts so soft and sweet and turns them to hunters
Hunters, hunters, hunters
Hunters, hunters, hunters

The fabric of your flesh, pure as a wedding dress
Until I wrap myself inside your arms I cannot rest
The saints can't help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloodied feet across the hallow'ed ground

And howl

Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers
Starts so soft and sweet and turns them to hunters

A man who's pure of heart and says his prayers by night
May still become a wolf when the autumn moon is bright

If you could only see the beast you've made of me
I held it in but now it seems you've set it running free
The saints can't help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloodied feet across the hallow'ed ground

woody543
27-09-09, 16:51
Lyrics wise, girl with one eye is very....graphic it's great! :D

Psychos'Я'Us
27-09-09, 17:00
Oh wow! I only listened to Girl With One Eye like once or twice but I haven't really noticed the lyrics.
I'm listening to it right now...<3

She told me not to step on the cracks
I told her not to fuss and relax
Her pretty little face stopped me in my tracks
But now she sleeps with one eye open
That's the price she paid

I took a knife and cut out her eye
I took it home and watched it wither and die
Well, she's lucky that I didn't slip her a smile
That's why she sleeps with one eye open
That's the price she paid

I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
I said, hey, girl with one eye
I'll cut your little heart out cause you made me cry

I slipped my hand under her skirt
I said don't worry, it's not gonna hurt
Oh, my reputation's kinda clouded with dirt
That's why you sleep with one eye open
But that's the price you paid

I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
I said, hey, girl with one eye
I'll cut your little heart out cause you made me cry

You made me cry
You made me cry
You made me cry

I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out my pie

I said, hey, girl with one eye
Get your filthy fingers out of my pie
I said, hey, girl with one eye
I'll cut your little heart out cause you made me cry

Amazing!

Atlantisfreak666
27-09-09, 18:01
Meh, they're okay.

remote91
27-09-09, 18:24
I love florence, every song on the album :D

However...

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=157238&highlight=Florence
Baha, go me
Lyrics wise, girl with one eye is very....graphic it's great! :D
Girl With One Eye is a cover, but it sounds just like the kind of thing she'd write, doesn't it?

woody543
27-09-09, 18:26
Baha, go me

Girl With One Eye is a cover, but it sounds just like the kind of thing she'd write, doesn't it?


Really? It does sound like something she would like,

Who did the original?

remote91
27-09-09, 18:37
Really? It does sound like something she would like,

Who did the original?
Some obscure punk band that she used to follow round on tour lol

Psychos'Я'Us
28-09-09, 20:58
I just discovered "Hardest of Hearts"! I love it! :jmp:
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Thanks again Daniel :p
And here's a really cool Florence interview...
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She's so weird and cool! I love her! :D

Titanium
28-09-09, 21:27
I really like "Dog Days", the others are decent as well though. :)

remote91
01-01-10, 20:57
OH hey you guise

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The big notes from 2:00 onwards are amazing <3

Lara's Nemesis
01-01-10, 22:22
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Good interview, she seems like a really nice and genuine girl, slightly mad as well.:D:tmb:

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She's got a great voice.

I didn't know a lot about the band before but but saw them on Jools Holland show and was impressed. Love the way Florence really goes for it on the vocals.

I also always wondered who the redhead was on that advert.

remote91
02-01-10, 01:37
Flo Flo be epic.

My friend is planning on getting her hair done like her on that top of the pops video

lolz

LaraLuvrrr
02-01-10, 02:27
Idk why this title conjured images in my mind of an old woman and a robotic man

remote91
07-01-10, 17:03
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She looks like she has Lara's glasses on

igonge
07-01-10, 17:56
I got the CD for Christmas and I LOVE it

remote91
08-01-10, 13:03
I think this is her most impressive vocal performance that has been recorded

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remote91
28-01-10, 16:01
BUMP.

Tickets for her mini UK May tour go on sale tomorrow guise, I have just gotten a friend to order mine for me because I'll be busy at 9am tomorrow :D

Alive_and_Funky
28-01-10, 16:41
I'm actually listening to Lungs for the first time right now (it's almost finished). Really nice stuff! :tmb:

Anybody else confused by the whole "Machine thing" though? :confused:

remote91
28-01-10, 17:08
I'm actually listening to Lungs for the first time right now (it's almost finished). Really nice stuff! :tmb:

Anybody else confused by the whole "Machine thing" though? :confused:
I think the Machine is supposed to be the people that play in her band, like the instruments are 'machines'

marla_biggs
28-01-10, 17:18
The album is nice, I downloaded it a couple of weeks ago

remote91
28-01-10, 17:22
The album is nice, I downloaded it a couple of weeks ago

What's your favourite track guise?

I'm going to have to say Cosmic Love or Blinding..

Or Howl.

Because I'm cheeky like that

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Also she's up for best solo artist at the NME awards, which made me realise she is a solo act despite her name :p

marla_biggs
28-01-10, 17:34
atm I'd say Drumming Song, Cosmic Love & You've Got The Love are my favs

remote91
28-01-10, 17:35
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Go to 2:45 :o

FourBalls
28-01-10, 17:41
Out of the songs I've heard I like Howl and Cosmic Love best :)

woody543
28-01-10, 17:44
Oh good lord, that was a very long note....I was singing along and ended up gobsmacked

igonge
25-03-10, 18:57
I've fallen in love with the song "Blinding", I've always skipped it when it comes on my iPod. It's just brilliant!

(It hasn't been 3 months since the last post in this thread so I hope it was ok to bump this)

Lavinder
25-03-10, 19:24
I really love the songs to be honest - Howl has to be one of my favourites <3

-DaNnEe..
25-03-10, 19:27
I've fallen in love with the song "Blinding", I've always skipped it when it comes on my iPod. It's just brilliant!

(It hasn't been 3 months since the last post in this thread so I hope it was ok to bump this)

That is scary. That happened to me too! I used to always skip it until, today in Maths when my iPod was on shuffle, "Blinding" came on and I realised how amazing it really was. :D

EDIT: Oh, and I can't wait to see Florence + the Machine at T in the Park this year! <3

laralover_07
25-03-10, 19:30
Meh, the You've Got The Love cover was pretty good. The rest of the time she just shouts.

TRhalloween
25-03-10, 19:33
You've Got the Love is actually one of my least favourites from her.

woody543
25-03-10, 20:18
You've got the love is one of my least favourites; it's been overplayed to death - such a shame

Nemo_91
25-03-10, 20:24
My favourites are Girl With One Eye, Drumming Song, Cosmic Love & Blinding. Plus I love My Boy Builds Coffins' lyrics!