Ten fun facts about Florence And The Machine

Fact 1
Florence has stated that her songs are “stories with consequences and weird morality issues.”

Fact 2
With a sound that combines indie rock and soul, Florence and the Machine was nominated for the 2010 Grammy for “Best New Artist” and has only recently enjoyed mainstream recognition, especially with its hit single, “The Dog Days Are Over”.

Fact 3
She had a bohemian childhood in South London as the oldest of three children raised by her mom, a Harvard-educated professor of Renaissance studies, and her dad, an advertising executive and a former musical performer who, the singer has said, brought a “rock and roll element to the family mix.”

Fact 4
She is a fashion muse who dropped out of art school to be a rock star.

Fact 5
The band has received a great deal of critical acclaim since their inception and was chosen in 2008 as one of the BBC's “Sound of 2009” shortlist—an honor previously bestowed on the likes of Amy Winehouse, Duffy, and Adele.

Fact 6
The singer's artistic background comes through in her eclectic fashion style.

Fact 7
Florence has become a fashion icon, noted for her red hair (although she is naturally a brunette). She started dying her hair red since she was nine years old.

Fact 8
When Florence and The Machine started out, they were playing in London venues such as The Lock Tavern and for people such as Blue Flowers and Filthy Few. On some occasions, her band members would fail to turn up to the gigs, so she would do them a capella.

Fact 9
Her songs are full of Gothic imagery and of fairytale flights of fantasy.

Fact 10
Florence and the Machine's sound has been described as a combination of various genres, including rock and soul.

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Short about Florence And The Machine
are an English indie rock band, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, Isabella "Machine" Summers, and a collaboration of other artists.