The Brit List: Summer of London – Music
Florence and the Machine
Style:Ethereal Indie Rock
Members: Florence Welch, Robert Ackroyd, Christopher Lloyd Hayden, Isabella Summers, Tom Monger, Mark Saunders, Rusty Bradshaw
What’s The Story: Florence and the Machine made waves stateside in 2010 with their hit “The Dog Days are Over,” thanks to a trailer spot in Julia Roberts’ Eat, Pray, Love and performances on Saturday Night Live and the MTV Video Music Awards. Front woman Florence Welch’s remarkable, howling vocals are the driving force behind the Machine’s epic sound, which skillfully combines elements of gospel, Motown, ethereal pop, and indie rock. Welch’s eclectic style and grandiose stage outfits have also made her an international fashion icon.
Video Pick: Check out Florence channeling her inner goddess at the BRIT Awards 2012 performing “No Light, No Light.” Girl’s got pipes!
What’s next: Florence and the Machine will be making their rounds through the summer festivals circuit and returning to the States for a North American tour in the fall.
For Fans Who Like: Adele, Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Amy Winehouse
Recommended Track: For all you Doctor Who fans out there, “Drumming Song” may remind you of a certain someone.