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20-09-2010
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24?!?!what?!!?...i thought more 35...
btw her style is really growing on me and i love her red hair
yeah she has literally just turned 24 like in Aug. I have to agree though...I mean can you believe she is like 3 years younger than like Alexa Chung. :0

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21-09-2010
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label basher,i think a lot of that is due to lungs not being physically released in the states till october last year after being out in the UK and europe since july. and she's only had one official live gig in NYC after and a couple appearances on the late-night talk show circuit here. even then it didn't get a tremendous amount of promotion. she hasn't yet done a north american tour either. it probably explains why she is still relatively unknown here....at least till this point.

actually,only within the last few months have i started hearing her music being played.
That makes sense. I'm glad anyway cause lots of people are now buying her music. Apparently Lungs shot up the US iTunes list since the VMAs and others are saying that they are jumping on the Florence bandwagon which is cool.

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Also for any designers out there -

Design a stage outfit for the lead singer of Florence + the Machine

Florence Welch, lead singer of Florence + the Machine, invites fashion designers to design a stage outfit for Florence’s performance at Terminal 5 in New York.

WHO IT’S FOR
All fashion designers are invited to submit ideas

WHO IT’S FROM
This CI is hosted by LuckyMag.com and Florence + the Machine, a Brit Award-winning band with roots in indie rock and soul. Lead singer Florence Welch is known for her eclectic sense of style, often wearing outfits she finds in local second-hand shops.

HOW THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN
The submissions will be judged by Florence, her stylist Aldene Johnson, and Lucky Magazine’s Creative Director Andrea Linett.

WHAT YOU GET
The winning design will be made into Florence’s stage outfit by Aldene Johnson. The winner will receive $500 cash, transportation to New York, and 2 nights’ accommodation at the Soho House NY to see Florence + the Machine perform at Terminal 5. The winner will also meet Florence and the band backstage and receive a signed copy of their new album, Lungs.

LuckyMag.com will run a full feature on the winning designer along with images of Florence wearing the outfit. The winning designer will also be featured on Florence’s website and Facebook page.

The People’s Choice winner (top vote-getter) will receive a special edition jewel box designed by Florence and Faye Sawyer. This jewel box will contain the band’s new album Lungs, and an envelope with hand-drawn artwork by Florence containing a personal handwritten letter.

The top 10 runners-up will each receive a signed copy of Florence + the Machine’s new album, Lungs.

The top 5 'judges choice' designers, will be mentioned on Luckymag.com.

WHAT TO DO NEXT
Learn more about Florence Welch and her band at http://florenceandthemachine.net/, then design an outfit that you think fits her style. Submit your design according to the details below.
  • Submit 13 days 17 hours left
  • Vote Oct 05 - Oct 08, 2010
  • Winner Announced October 14, 2010
http://www.talenthouse.com/florence-...sign-an-outfit

It seems to be legit.

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21-09-2010
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^ Cool, thanks for that! I think I might participate even if I'm not a designer.

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21-09-2010
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She is my favorite right now, can't get tired of listening to her music, her voice gives me chills... :p

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26-09-2010
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Listening to Cosmic Love really loud in my car was like a religious experience. I love her so much!

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I think "Falling" might be one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

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I'm really thinking about participating in that contest. 5 days left.
And submitting only ONE illustration for an outfit is hard.
How is it possible to show how we want the back of the outfit?

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01-10-2010
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Florence (and the Machine) Discusses Haunted Dresses & Living with her Parents



Florence and the Machine has landed on the shores of the US, touched down on American soil, and exploded into the scene more robustly than the illegal firecrackers sold on the side of the road in the state of Indiana. The UK-based band sizzled at the VMA’s, racking up nominations for 4 MTV Video Music Awards, picking up the award for Best Art Direction for the “Dog Days are Over” video, and topping off the evening with a triumphant performance that served as a powerful announcement of their arrival to the United States music scene. Lead vocalist, Florence Welch is an icon in her hometown, but still resides with her parents. She has a voice and a style that is distinguishably hers and wears a gown that she considers haunted. With the upcoming shows selling out, everyone wants a piece of “Flo.” I was lucky enough to nab the songstress to discuss some very important topics such as how she considers subjects like subatomic particles to be perfect inspiration for songwriting.

Your song, “Dog Days Are Over” was featured in the Eat, Pray, Love trailer. That’s quite an accomplishment. Are you a fan of the book?
Well, I’d never really heard of it before they showed me the trailer but I thought it was beautiful, and fit well with the song. We say no to so much stuff, something really has to work for me to ok it, and when I was deciding whether or not to do it I was in Miami and found a copy of the book completely by accident in the back of a taxi, so I took that as a sign.

Speaking of “Dog Days Are Over,” I love the video. There is so much going on. How did you come up with the concept?
The narrative of the song is quite ambiguous, I’m not sure if it’s happy or sad. It’s chaotic and apocalyptic and choral and sad and celebratory all at the same time, with tribal and gospel influences, so that gave us a blank slate and a lot to play with, if that makes any sense. I think my only specifications were that I didn’t want to look pretty and I wanted there to be exploding people, so we kind of had a free-for-all stylistically, going from ethereal goddess with blue Bhangra backup dancers, through to kabuki sex monk with psychedelic choir and tribal drummers, and a feral smoke child complete with riot explosion. I think we managed to get away with it without all being committed.

What is a typical outfit for you to be seen in on stage?
Something long and floaty I suppose. Stevie Nicks said that it was good to wear something loose that flows around you, and I kind of agree with that. It’s nice to feel that your outfit is doing a performance as well, and what you wear really dictates how you play. When I was going through my Goth-bat-leather-lady phase I was a more aggressive performer, perhaps with more rigging climbing. Now I’m going through a Lady of the Lake thing, lots of peach chiffon.

Your pink dress is haunted? How did you come to realize this and where did you get such a dress?
We bought it from a vintage store in New York. It was a party dress from the 1930s in the basement, and flood damaged so they weren’t going to sell it, and it was just going to go to rot. But we rescued it and restored it, and when we played at Somerset House it sort of came to life around me as if the dress was fulfilling some sort of past dream. I love clothes that have a history, I’ve always liked pretending to be a character from the past, ever since I was a kid…but now I’m not dressing as a Roman emperor or someone from Little House on the Prairie….well not all the time.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for the sake of your music?
Erm..rigging climbing that made my mum cry, crowd-surfing that made me cry, touring Europe in a camper van with my dad as the tour manager being paid 50 Euros a gig split between 4, painting people bright blue, nearly choking to death on coloured smoke, being locked in a duvet-insulated cupboard for 24hrs doing a million backing vocals, and generally sending myself and my family insane making the first record.

If you had to listen to the same song on repeat for an entire day till it drove you mad, what would you pick?
Probably “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac. I think that song has the best build of any song ever. It always makes me feel like I’m running down a hill really fast with my eyes shut. Or perhaps Otis Redding “Try a Little Tenderness.” I do have a tendency to gorge myself on one song until I cant listen to it for a while.

Why did you decide to call your album Lungs?
The title track from the album is “Between Two Lungs” and it was the first song of the album where I composed the music as well as the lyrics. Before I’d sort of been writing these folk songs with guitarists, and every time I went in the studio with them it never sounded right. So when I made “Between Two Lungs,” which was sort of just for a laugh anyway. It opened up the whole sound of the album, a release so to speak, and singing’s all about your lungs anyway and breath control – your lungs are your instrument. So there are lots of reasons. It was the first title I thought of, and there was never any question that it was the one.

I know the UK and US music scene can be two very different animals. Has America been kind to you?

After the VMA’s I felt like suddenly America took notice. Before that I had a fantastic and extremely supportive, but pretty underground, fan base. America is so big that you kind of need an opportunity like that to make it. The radio play in America is strange because its so segregated: you’re either rock, pop, country, or alternative, and the songs on this album cross over so many different genres I think it was pretty hard to place. But now it seems like it’s taking off a bit, which is funny because the album’s been out for so long in England. Playing live is how I made my name in England, and I’m really looking forward to coming back to America in October to do some more touring.

Is it true you still live at home with your parents? I’d imagine that’s a nice sanctuary from all the chaos in the industry.
Yeah, it’s nice. I come home, shout at my little brother, ask my sister where all my clothes are, pack the dishwasher, shout at my little brother again, make cups of tea… It’s very grounding.

Tell me about your songwriting process…
Erm…throw stuff at the walls to see how it sounds, put sub-bass on everything, double everything, then reverse everything, then bury it in the garden for ten years and when it comes out it’s done.

What is the wackiest thing that has ever inspired a song for you?
Me and my dad had this conversation about subatomic particles very late at night and he was telling me about these atoms called “strangeness and charm,” and how they are so tiny we cant see them but we can feel their effects. I thought that was quite beautiful and wrote a song about it for the next album. Me and Isa also used to challenge ourselves to write ten-minute songs about objects in the room so it would end up being about stationary and D12 LPs.

Words and Interview by Nicole Pajer.
Photo by Scott Gries/PictureGroup

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she is dead on about how music is so segregated here in the states. it's really probably why her music was only heard by a small number of people for a while because indie artists very rarely share the same air space with bigger,more mainstream artists. and a lot of people really need some sort of outward promotion to discover things in this country too because it such a competitive world here there are those that tend to have a short attention span. it used to be we had more accessible avenues to hear music like her's when it's just beginning,such as MTV2,but they've all abandoned their premises and we no longer hear anything.

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she looks amazing in those photographs 145

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she is wearing the same shoes from v festival i love them, if anyone could identify them that would be great

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I never really payed attention to Florence before but Lungs will be forever on my Ipod. I love it so much. It was like a big f*ck you to crap American music when she performed at the VMA's.

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Courtney and Florence. What a cool duo.


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