Tag Archives: Florence and the Machine

Breaking Down

21 Oct

Another track from Florence & the Machine’s forthcoming album. It’s a bit Kate Bush, therefore I love it.

 

Florence & the Machine – Breaking Down

Florence and What the Water Gave Her.

23 Aug

So whilst I’ve been away…

13 Oct

It’s been an incredibly busy few months, and whilst I don’t want to make excuses… I’m back now. With fully working internet and the capacity to listen to songs that people email me with. (sorry)

Here’s some of the top tracks in my iTunes that i’ve been listening to over the last couple of months to ease both you, and me back in to PopThatShit.

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Soft Shock (Them Jeans acoustic Remix)

Goldfrapp – Believer (Little Loud Remix)

Florence and the Machine – Dog Days Are Over (Yeasayer Remix)

Peggy Sue – Feburary Snow

Cee-lo – Fuck You (Jason Nevins remix)

Magnetic Man ft. Katy B – Perfect Stranger (Steve Angello remix)

Scissor Sisters – Running Out

Iamwhoiamwhoami – Y

 

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XX and Florence at Glastonbury

1 Jul

If you haven’t seen this already, Florence Welch joined the XX on stage at Glastonbury last weekend. It was pretty much just like the remix but with Florence screeching a bit more over the top, i.e. Very good indeed.

The XX with Florence Welch – You’ve Got the Love (live at Glastonbury)

Here’s a video, basically of a lot of hands and Florence singing in the background, until I can find a better one.

Florence Covers

13 Jan

It was a busy year for Florence & the Machine, with a massively popular album, Mercury nomination, huge amount of live gigs and seemingly being untouchable, she rounded off the year with Jools Holland covering the great My Baby Just Cares by Nina Simone. Also below is her great cover of Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love. I’m hoping she’s as busy this year as she was last…

Florence & the Machine – My Baby Just Cares for You

Florence & the Machine – Addicted to Love

Kid Harpoon + Florence

24 Aug

This is apparently from AGES ago, it’s a really nice B-Side with Kid Harpoon and Florence covering Bruce Springsteen’s I’m going Down recorded for BBC6 Music.

Kid Harpoon and Florence Welch – I’m Going Down

And in case you haven’t seen the video for Florence & the Machine’s new(ish) single Drumming Song, here is that as well.

Barclay Card Mercury Prize gig

22 Jul

Last night I was treated by Barclay card (and Stella…) to go to a gig as part of their run up to the Mercury Music awards. I mentioned a couple of days ago the nominees, and last night we got to see Florence & The Machine supported by Mr Hudson at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden – proper swanky members club.

I wasn’t allowed a camera, but if you keep an eye out on the Sessions website here you’ll soon be able to see the entire gig which was televised. I was at the front, clearly looking like a moron so I’m sure they’ll edit that bit out. Mr Hudson was pretty good, from knowing very little about him apart from his single Supernova which is being played quite a lot. He had a full band all dressed in white ranging from a couple of backing singers to a fairly incredible steel drummer and general percussionist Joy Joseph who has the biggest set of lungs I’ve ever heard. Her Myspace is here and is worth keeping an eye on as I have a feeling there may be a solo project in the pipe line. Mr Hudson himself was wearing a pretty dapper suit and bounced around on stage singing around 6 or 7 songs that really warmed the audience up, he was great.

So with half an hour break to re-set the stage, a few more beers and some bloke prancing around on stage doing the introductions who clearly was just pulled out of no where, Florence and her band entered, Mojito in hand and legs to kill for, she sang most of the songs off her new album Lungs with much whooping from the crowd at all the incredible notes she can hit. She has had such a lot of hype, like most other newish female singers who are “the next best thing” “tipped for the top” etc. by all the newspapers and on-line blogs, but she was fucking great so I’ve well and truly jumped on that bandwagon.

I was really impressed with the whole event, I can’t complain, it was free but sometimes these live filmed events are really shit. So thank you Barclay’s Bank for probably one of my favourite gigs ever. And thanks to Twitter, as that was my second amazing gig in a week courtesy of you. NICEONE.

New remixes.

17 Jul

A few ‘party starters’ from the inbox these last few weeks, new Fake Blood, YESSSS. Can’t wait for the Gossip remix he’s doing too.

Calvin Harris – Ready for the Weekend (Fake Blood Remix)

Hey Champ – Cold Dust Girl (Only Children Remix)

Alex Metric – Shirley You Can’t Be Serious

Bloc Party – One More Chance (Alex Metric Remix)

Reverend and the Makers – Silence is Talking (Alex Metric Remix)

Florence and the Machine – Rabbit Heart (P.E.S.T Remix)

Magic Wands – Warrior (Defend Moscow Remix)

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Heads Will Roll (Ryan Nexus Remix) <<<—– YESSSSSSSSSSSSS

Florence Demos

7 Jul

Two of the B sides on the new Album Lungs that came out yesterday:

Florence and the Machine – Ghosts

Florence and the Machine – Hardest of Hearts

Lungs

6 Jul

After all that waiting, Florence and the Machine’s album Lungs was released this weekend, for a preview and links to where you can buy it, head over to We7 here and have a listen. It is brilliant.

Florence and the Machine – Girl With One Eye

Florence and the Machine – Howl