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Florence and the Machine‘s four MTV VMA nominations were a pleasant surprise last month, and we were even more pleased to learn that she’d be performing her eccentric single, “Dog Days Are Over,” on Sunday’s live broadcast. She gives the Arjan Writes music blog a preview: “Basically, we are going to recreate that chaotic energy that the ‘Dog Days’ video has. The song and video have been nominated so we figured that would be appropriate. I want to recreate that reckless energy and a sense of abandonment on stage. There will be quite a few references from the video on stage.”

Check out the video, which is a crazy kaleidoscope of colored smoke, tribal dancers, gospel choirs, geisha outfits, and Smurf girls in ’60s beehives. Only from the twisted mind of Florence Welch. If her VMA performance is even a close approximation of this, we’re in for a classic.

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards air Sunday night, and there are several British nominees, including Florence, Mumford and Sons, Muse, and Dan Black. Click here for the full list.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.