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Florence and the Machine

Florence & the Machine - Words and Music - 2009

by Rita Houston
Photo by Laura Fedele (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
The debut album is named 'Lungs' and it's apparent that Florence and the Machine's, Florence Welch, has quite a pair of them. In her teens she fronted hardcore bands that were influenced by Courtney Love and Green Day, but now at twenty-three her love of Annie Lennox, Candi Staton, and Etta James is starting to become apparent. Florence stopped by Studio-A to talk with FUV's own Rita Houston about some of her even earlier musical influences--from Disney Films. (10/28/09)