Curated by: Anna Grigoryan

Florence + The Machine is one of those bands that quietly dominates the hearts and souls. Recently Florence released new album "Dance Fever" after 4 years. We curated episodes that share the magic of Florence's music. The episodes feature music reviews, interviews with Florence Welch, discussions on creativity, rock'n'roll culture and feminism
9 episodes
401 min
Last updated: Apr 25, 2023
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King by Florence + The Machine
Songs That Send Us

One of the most iconic artists (at least Annie would say so) recently dropped a song that makes us feel POWERFUL. Today, we bring you an episode all about King by Florence + The Machine. We also fangirl about Julia Nunes listening to our last episode and our upcoming concerts! But really, this ep is all about how women should be able to have it all. Catch us using "I am no mother, I am no bride, I am king" in every conversation.  

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Songs That Pose Questions, Plus Opinions on Kendrick Lamar & Florence + The Machine
Sound Opinions

From "Who Let The Dogs Out?" to "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", all sorts of songs ask questions. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by production staff to share their favorite question songs. Plus Jim and Greg review new albums by Kendrick Lamar and Florence + The Machine.


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Featured Songs:

Kendrick Lamar, "United in Grief," Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, Top Dawg Entertainment, 2022

Kendrick Lamar, "Mirror," Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, Top Dawg Entertainment, 2022

Kendrick Lamar, "Auntie Diaries," Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, Top Dawg Entertainment, 2022

Kendrick Lamar, "Mother I Sober (feat. Beth Gibbons)," Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, Top Dawg Entertainment, 2022

Kendrick Lamar, "We Cry Together," Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, Top Dawg Entertainment, 2022

Florence + The Machine, "King," Dance Fever, Polydor, 2022

Florence + The Machine, "Free," Dance Fever, Polydor, 2022

Florence + The Machine, "Girls Against God," Dance Fever, Polydor, 2022

The Shirelles, "Will You (Still) Love Me Tomorrow," Tonight's the Night, Scepter, 1960

Barry Mann, "Who Put the Bomp," Who Put The Bomp, ABC, 1961

Tubeway Army, "Are 'Friends' Electric?," Replicas Redux, Atco, 1979

Baha Men, "Who Let the Dogs Out," Who Let the Dogs Out, S-Curve, 2000

Pixies, "Where is My Mind?," Surfer Rosa, 4AD, 1988

The Clash, "Should I Stay or Should I Go," Combat Rock, Epic, 1982

Rina Sawayama, "Who's Gonna Save U Now," SAWAYAMA, Dirty Hit, 2020

Elvis Costello and the Attractions, "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding," Armed Forces, Radar, 1979

Dolly Parton, "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That," White Limozeen, Columbia, 1989

The Chi-Lites, "Have You Seen Her," (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People, Brunswick, 1971

A Tribe Called Quest, "Can I Kick It?," People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, Jive, 1990

Tupac Shakur, Mos Def, "Can U C the Pride In the Panther," The Rose That Grew From Concrete Volume 1, Interscope, 2000

Pulp, "Do You Remember the First Time?," His 'n' Hers, Island, 1994

R.E.M., "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?," Monster, Warner, 1994

Aimee Mann, "Red Vines," Bachelor No. 2 (Or, the Last Remains of the Dodo), Superego, 1999

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Florence and the Machine, Live at The New Yorker Festival
The New Yorker Radio Hour

Across five studio albums, Florence and the Machine has explored genres from pop to punk and soul; the band’s most recent record, “Dance Fever,” just came out. Florence Welch, the group’s singer and main songwriter, is by turns introspective and theatrical, poetic and confessional. She sat down with John Seabrook at The New Yorker Festival in 2019 to reflect on her band’s rapid rise to stardom. She also spoke about her turn toward sobriety after years of heavy drinking. “The first year that I stopped, I felt like I’d really lost a big part of who I was and how I understood myself,” she says. “What I understood is that that was rock and roll, and, if you couldn’t go the hardest, you were letting rock and roll down.” But eventually getting sober let her connect more deeply with fans and with the music. “To be conscious and to be present and to really feel what’s going on—even though it’s painful, it feels like much more a truly reborn spirit of rock and roll,” she says.

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Breathing new life into Florence and the Machine's 'Lungs' with Peach Fuzz
Aural Fixation

No matter what hemisphere you’re in, a solstice is upon us. And what better way to ring it in than with a heart-to-rabbit heart on British pop music’s sacred moon child, Florence Welch (and, of course, her Machine).In Cycle 7’s premiere episode, Andy and Drew are accompanied by Sydney drag monarch Peach Fuzz (aka Anthony Severino) to tackle the band’s debut offering Lungs. From the celestial rapture of "Cosmic Love" to the vigorous uproar of "Kiss With a Fist", the trio share their elemental experiences of the album and examine why us queer folks are so attracted to the esoteric.Light a candle, drape yourself in chiffon and get ready to howl at the night sky because, bitch, the dog days ain’t over. Visit our online home at auralfixationpodcast.com, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, or go old school and email us at auralfixationpodcast@gmail.com. You can follow Andy on @andrewdoyouthinkyouare, Drew on @with.all.drew.respect, and Peach at @peachykween_. And don't forget to check out this episode's big, blue, beautiful playlist.Our big gay thanks to Anthony Garvin and the team at Forbes Street Studios in Sydney.  Finally, we would like to acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land this podcast episode was recorded on, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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Florence & The Machine is Rubbish
Radio 1’s All Day Breakfast with Greg James
Florence Welch is here for Everyone’s Rubbish and it turns out she can be rubbish too. Also, Scott Mills is here to reveal this year’s Eurovision entry and One Direction are being melted down... but what parts can we salvage?
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Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine on creating her gothic fairy-tale album "Dance Fever" during lockdown
The CBS Mornings Podcast

CBS News' Anthony Mason interviews Florence + the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch in London about writing her latest album, "Dance Fever," during the pandemic. Welch told friends she would stop making music after her last tour – but she tells Mason her creativity is a compulsion, and when inspiration strikes she can't help but see it through.

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The Musician TikTok Hostage Crisis
Over the past few months, musicians have been posting on TikTok about how their record labels are forcing them to make TikTok videos to promote their new music. On the show today, Rachelle and Madison look at what all these famous musicians like Charli XCX, Florence Welch, and Ed Sheeran are posting, why the music industry is so desperate for viral hits, and who we should feel sorry for in all of this. This podcast is produced by Daniel Schroeder, Rachelle Hampton, and Madison Malone Kircher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices