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Florence And The Machine add three new European shows

Florence And The Machine

Florence And The Machine

An incredible few months for Florence & The Machine are continuing as the live show rolls on into Europe.

Florence has just added three more shows to her European tour in October.

She will now play shows in Brussels, Milan and Zurich on top of the previously announced dates, starting in Hamburg on October 5th.

See below for Florence’s full European tour.

Oct 5th Hamburg, Logo
Oct 6th Cologne, Luxor
Oct 7th Brussels, Botanique Orangerie
Oct 8th Amsterdam, Melkweg
Oct 12th Berlin, Frannz Club
Oct 14th Vienna, Flex
Oct 15th Munich, 59 To 1
Oct 16th Milan, Magazzini Generale
Oct 17th Zurich, Mascotte

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July 29, 2009 Posted by | Music | | Leave a comment

Florence And The Machine’ ‘Lungs’ goes gold plus new acoustic tracks available

Florence And The Machine

Florence And The Machine

Florence’s debut album, ‘Lungs’, has been flying off the shelves since it was released on Monday (July 6th) and has already reached Gold certification.

If you haven’t bought your copy yet then head out now to your local recordstore and grab yourself one!

A few limited edition, deluxe box sets of ‘Lungs’, handmade from wood, leather, suede, sheepskin and part of the curtain used in the album cover, are still available, exclusively from the flotique.

The Chest contains the deluxe edition of the album as well as hand drawn artwork and a peronal letter from Florence.

Meanwhile, Florence has recorded some sublime acoustic version of her singles, ‘Dog Days Are Over’ and Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)’, and they’ve just been uploaded to the audio player at florenceandthemachine.net

Head over to the site now to check out the tracks that are definitely not to be missed!

July 22, 2009 Posted by | Music | | Leave a comment

Mercury Prize nominees announced

Kasabian

Kasabian

This year’s Mercury Prize nominees have been revealed today with Kasabian joint favourites to pick up the award with Florence and the Machine. Other entrants include La Roux, The Horrors and Glasvegas with the winner being decided on September 8th.

The Mercury Prize is an important date in the musical calendar, the award, accompanied by a £20,000 cheque acknowledges the year’s most acclaimed British albums and proves a huge boost for artist’s exposure and album sales. Last year’s winners Elbow won the award for their album; ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ and commented the win was “…literally the best thing that’s ever happened to us.”

The full list of nominees includes:

Bat For Lashes – Two Suns

Florence And The Machine – Lungs

Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires

Glasvegas – Glasvegas

The Horrors – Primary Colours

La Roux – La Roux

Led Bib – Sensible Shoes

The Invisible – The Invisible

Lisa Hannigan – Sea Sew

Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Speech Debelle – Speech Therapy

Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Twice Born Men

The nominees stretch over genres such as Jazz, Folk and Pop with 7 of the 12 nominees being debut albums. Many high profile acts such as White Lies and the Manic Street Preachers were left off the list for the prize and the winner will be decided on September 8th in London.

July 21, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment