Sunday, October 3, 2010

review: Florence + the Machine (music)

w00t! on a roll with reviews!

the next one is a band that i have fallen in love with over the last couple of months - ever since i heard their song on the tv show "V". this band is Florence + the machine. the lead singer is flo (florence) who knew, right? she is a brit and has a great voice. her music is genre bending spanning rock, blues/soul along with topics surrounding love, drunken brawls, murder and pagan sacrifice.

Lungs is there debut cd which was released in the UK in 2009, making it to the states in 2010 after they held the #1 spot on the charts for 28 weeks straight.

their music is fairly simple, instrumentally wise, focusing on a guitar, drums, tambourine, and sometimes piano and clapping. Pandora says that their music has rhythmic syncopation, acoustic rock instrumentation, vocal harmonies, repetitive melodic phrasing, and minor tonality... but i really don't know what that means other than i seem to really like it.

similar genre-bending artists include: Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Lily Allen. so if you like them give Florence + the machine a try.

and for your listening pleasure: a you tube clip of my favorite song Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up!) which mixes alice in wonderland with pagan sacrifice.