Articles Tagged 'Florence + the Machine'

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What Does the Mercury Prize Mean for British Music?

The shortlist for this year’s Mercury Prize has been announced, and as usual, it’s a very interesting selection of some of the best albums made by British and Irish artists over the past year.¬†And it’s a fairly broad church, music-wise. There’s electronica, indie rock, art pop, art rap, dream-pop, folk pop, garage rock and various […]

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10 Great British Bands of the Last 10 Years

The rules of this game are very simple. We’re setting up an instant pantheon, one that stretches back over the entire timeline of Anglophenia, from its birth in 2005 to the article of dazzling wonderment you see before you today. All the bands mentioned in this list released their first music in the period from […]

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This Will Be the Soundtrack of British Summertime 2015

So far in 2015 we’ve already had new albums from returning British talents like Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Laura Marling, Belle and Sebastian and Blur, but how are the next few months shaping up in terms of British pop? What records are Anglophiles going to need to keep an ear out for, ready for […]

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WATCH: Florence Restarts the Machine

If you’ve been wondering whatever happened to that copper-topped siren with the voice like a homesick wolf bathed in the light of Keith Moon watching Moon on the moon, your idle curiosity is about to be sated. Florence + the Machine (it’s always a +, by the way, never a &) have released details of […]

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‘Fleming’: 10 Songs That Should Have Been James Bond Themes

The John Barry arrangement of Monty Norman’s “James Bond Theme” casts a very long shadow over popular culture. It’s not just there in the 23 songs that have been picked to represent each Bond movie as it comes out, it’s there whenever you get a string section slowly rising up to a minor-sixth, to ramp […]

Music Roundup: Killing Joke Reigns Again on ‘Absolute Dissent’

It's getting to be that time of year where the music release schedule stars to wind down with holiday albums and various reissues. But luckily Killing Joke sneaks in their long-awaited Absolute Dissent LP in the U.S. today. The dozen-song marks the Killing Joke's 14th overall studio effort and their first in nearly three decades […]

Florence + the Machine Sweeps The Q Awards

The annual Q Awards commenced today in London with Anglophenia favorite Florence + the Machine earning two statues for Best Female and Best Track for "You've Got the Love." The BBC reports that a newly reunited Take That appeared together for the first time since their acrimonious split with Robbie Williams 15 years ago. The […]

A ‘Lucky’ Florence + the Machine Remains Triumphant in the US

Anglophenia favorite Florence + the Machine continues to take the US by storm since wooing audiences at the MTV Video Music Awards in September with her Eat, Pray, Love hit, "Dog Days Are Over." Ms. Florence Welch is set to open two dates on U2's North American tour next summer and her multi-platinum debut, Lungs, […]

Roundup: ‘Harry Potter’ star Rupert Grint Bashful Over Co-Star Kiss

Rupert Grint battled some on-set jitters while filling the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. His character of Ron Weasley shares an on-screen kiss with Hermione Granger, played by Emma Watson, but capturing the moment for the ginger haired actor was actually quite terrifying. "With Emma, we were really scared," Grint said to French […]

Roundup: Matt Smith Fancies Florence for ‘Doctor Who’

It's no secret that Anglophenia adores Florence + the Machine and we're thrilled with her recent boost on Billboard's top album and singles charts. Doctor Who's Matt Smith seems interested in the siren-haired songstress, too, for he recently divulged that she was atop of his cameo wish list for the hugely popular sci-fi series. Over […]

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