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Glastonbury Festival 2015

Florence Welch, Florence and the Machine - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 3 - Performances at Glastonbury Festival - Somerset, United Kingdom - Friday 26th June 2015

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Florence Welch, Florence and the Machine
Florence Welch, Florence and the Machine
Florence Welch, Florence and the Machine

Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 3 - Performances

Florence, the Machine and Florence Welch - Glastonbury Festival 2015 - Day 3 - Performances - Florence and the Machine at Glastonbury Festival - Somerset, United Kingdom - Friday 26th June 2015

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Florence, the Machine and Florence Welch

Glastonbury Festival starring Kanye West joins the Miniland line-up at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

LEGO Kanye West, LEGO Florence Welch and LEGO Roger Daltrey - Pictured: The LEGO Pyramid Stage in the new Glastonbury Festival scene at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort at Glastonbury - Windsor, United Kingdom - Monday 22nd June 2015

Glastonbury Festival starring Kanye West joins the Miniland line-up at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Hannah Reed, LEGO Kanye West, LEGO Florence Welch and LEGO Roger Daltrey - Pictured: Model maker Hannah Reed puts the finishing touches to the new Glastonbury Festival scene at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort at Glastonbury - Windsor, United Kingdom - Monday 22nd June 2015

Florence + The Machine Confirmed As Replacing Foo Fighters In Glastonbury Headlining Slot


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Florence and the Machine has been confirmed as heading Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage on Friday June 26th, after Foo Fighters were force to withdraw from the festival. Dave Grohl’s band made the announcement that they’d be giving up their headlining slot yesterday, due to the frontman fracturing his leg at a concert in Sweden last Friday.

Florence and the MachineFlorence + The Machine is your new Glastonbury headliner.

“We’re very pleased to announce that Florence + The Machine will play the Friday night Pyramid headline slot, which Foo Fighters were forced to withdraw from yesterday,” Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis said in a statement.

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Florence + The Machine Scores First U.S. Number 1 Album


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Florence Welch may be recovering from a broken foot, but she’s got even more good news to make her feel better, as the third Florence + The Machine album has entered the American charts at Number One, her first record to reach the summit in the States.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful sold 137,000 copies in its first week on sale to debut at the top spot in the Billboard 200 albums chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As a result, Florence is one of the few artists who have managed to top the American and British albums charts at the same time – the ninth act to do so in the 2010s and the first since Ed Sheeran’s X last year.

Florence WelchFlorence Welch is celebrating being Number 1 in the US and the UK at the same time

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Florence Welch - Florence Welch and the Machine do GMA in NYC - NYC, New York, United States - Friday 5th June 2015

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Florence + The Machine Have Their Eyes On The US This October


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Florence + The Machine's live run this year doesn't end at their worldwide summer tour and festival appearances; they'll be carrying on with another set of dates in October taking them across the US and Canada with some stand out dates in Austin and LA.

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Following some unmissable dates at the likes of Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Benicassim and Way Out West, Florence Welch is taking her band around the states, beginning at Austin City Limits on October 11th 2015. They'll also be playing two dates at the LA Hollywood Bowl, followed by a show at the Santa Barbara Bowl and two further dates at Berkeley's Greek Theatre.

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Florence and The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Album Review


If 2011's 'Ceremonials' was the exorcism of Florence Welch, then the 28-year-old's follow up 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' is her break-up album. While that may seem a somewhat fashionable move this year - Bjork and Best Coast have mined a similar vein - Florence utilises her songwriting like therapy here to create an accurate picture of angst, regret and rejection. That may not sound like the most enticing proposition, but stripping away many of the more esoteric references and flourishes of her previous work reveals a far more vulnerable and interesting Florence. Indeed, the album should carry a warning sticker for those who have ever fallen in love with the wrong person. That's how uncomfortably accurate many of the lyrical observations are across these eleven songs 

Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Review

It's also rare to see four singles unveiled prior to the release of a tent pole album such as this. There's obviously a confidence at the record company that the songs stand up on their own without the wider context of the album itself. Maybe that's because the gravitas of the subject matter may put people off the complete package without an air of familiarity first. However well those tracks have performed they do have more impact here as the cumulative narrative builds a complete picture of Florence's post-relationship mood. Musically, there's also a shift in these songs. There's more guitar and brass, less reliance upon keyboards and big production, giving a more organic and intimate feel that was explored previously during the MTV unplugged show. There are still soaring choruses and call and responses multi-tracked vocals of course, but the track listing and sound of this record doesn't seem interchangeable with Florence + The Machine's previous two efforts. This is certainly a bespoke set of songs that work best as a concept album of sorts.

Lead single 'What Kind Of Man' replicates the darkness of 'Ceremonials' and demonstrates the anger you might expect from a break-up album as Florence's voice drips with venom over a jagged riff. It's lines like "To let me dangle at a cruel angle, my feet don't touch the floor" which cut to the heart of the matter here. But it's not all bitter rejection; as the album moves forward the first glimmers of hope start to shine through. Lines like "I know you're bleeding, but you'll be ok" ('Various Storms & Saints') and the internal conversation that forms the central theme of 'Delilah' demonstrate that there is a continuing narrative to the record. While the latter song relies upon a slightly clichéd idea of a phone call that never comes, the frankness and truth of the sentiment ensure that it avoids a reliance on overly familiar tropes. The most defiant and uplifting moment comes with the catharsis of 'Third Eye' which lyrically and musically re-instates a sense of confidence following a number of quieter and more contemplative songs.

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Who Is Emile Haynie? New Album 'We Fall' Features Some Impressive Guests


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Grammy winning record producer Emile Haynie makes a career turning point by unleashing his first album as a recording artist, 'We Fall', complete with collaborations with some of the biggest talent in the music industry today. But who exactly is he?

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Emile Haynie releases debut album 'We Fall'

His name will be doubtlessly familiar to those fans of the rap world, having began his career in hip hop, but now he's set to make waves as a songwriter, enlisting some of the greatest vocalists and performers to work with him on his first release; an impressive feat for someone who started out working in a home studio in New York before dropping out of school. Luckily, it wasn't long before his work was picked up by Proof from D-12, who introduced him to Eminem, and the rest is history. He won a Grammy after producing Eminem's album 'Recovery', went on to discover Kid Cudi and worked with some of the world's greatest rappers including Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg to name but a few.

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Florence And The Machine's Third Album Is Nearly Here


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Her ethereal and haunting voice has been absent from the airwaves for a while but Florence is once again together with the Machine and the band has announced its third as yet untitled album. The band played its album in its entirety at a private party earlier this month and has shared the video for a track from the album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

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Florence and her Machine have been working hard on their third album

It shows Florence dancing with a doppleganger and provides a glimpse of an emotional and beautifully choreographed video.

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10 Things To Know About Blake Lively's 'Vogue' Cover Interview


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Blake Lively is a wife to heartthrob Ryan Reynolds, the idol of many of Gossip Girl obsessed teenage (and older) girl, and a future internet entrepreneur. She's certainly got a lot going for her but we know very little about the 26-year-old actress. So here's what we've learned from her interview with Vogue, the August cover of which she is currently gracing.

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Blake Lively at the Premiere of Mr. Turner at the Cannes Film Festival.

Read More: Blake Lively's Lifestyle Website, Called 'Preserve,' Will Launch Later This Month.

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Armed with Tequila, Florence Welch Crashes Cover Band's Soundcheck [Video]


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Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine, was in a partying mood last Friday night (July 19, 2013) - that's for sure.

The singer was in attendance for band Sourberry's set at South London Pacific when she hopped up on-stage with her Tequila shot during the soundcheck and gave a...wobbly...performance of Daft Punk's summer hit single 'Get Lucky.'

Covers band Sourberry wrote: "It was the annual Sourberry summer party and Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine was in attendance. She hopped up on stage during our sound check and rocked out a couple of numbers with us while we warmed up. 'Get Lucky' - Daft Punk and 'Standing In The Way Of Control' - The Gossip. So let's raise the bar, and our [tequila shot] to the stars...."

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Video - Baz Luhrmann, Joel Edgerton And Florence Welch Appear At 'The Great Gatsby' NY Premiere


'The Great Gatsby' premiered at the Lincoln Center in New York. Arrivals included one of the movie's stars Joel Edgerton, director Baz Luhrmann with his wife Catherine Martin and Florence + The Machine's Florence Welch who is snapped signing autographs for a crowd of fans.

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