Florence + The Machine will release the new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful on June 1st. The record is produced by Markus Dravs with contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and John Hill. Head to the replies to watch the (NSFW) video for brand new single, "What Kind Of Man".
I guess although Iíve always dealt in fantasy and metaphor when I came to writing, that meant the songs this time were dealing much more in reality. Ceremonials was so fixated on death and water, and the idea of escape or transcendence through death, but the new album became about trying to learn how live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it. Which is frightening because...
Update: A video, which features new music, titled "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" has now been released and can be seen in the replies.
Florence + The Machine hosted a listening party for the new album in a London restaurant last night. Songs such as "Ship To Wreck", "Caught", "Delilah" and "What Kind Of Man" were premiered to a crowd of family and friends and following a few announced slots of European festivals this summer the group is also one of the favourites to headline this year's Glastonbury.
01. Periphery - Only If For A Night
02. Stick To Your Guns - Dog Days Are Over
03. Ben Bruce (of Asking Alexandria) - Shake It Out
04. Darkest Hour - Spectrum
05. Miss Fortune - No Light, No Light
06. Fever Dreamer - Leave My Body
07. Born of Osiris - Seven Devils
08. Come The Dawn - What The Water Gave Me
09. Upon A Burning Body - Lover To Lover
10. Mike Semesky (of Intervals) - Hearlines
11. Dead Letter Circus - Remain Nameless... read more
Cosmo, the side project from Felix White of The Maccabees, released the debut mini-album today via Fiction Records. You can purchase it as part of a special vinyl/poster/hand-written lyric/CD package here or digitally here. You can also check out a video for each of the tracks on the release at the YouTube page. The project features collaborations with Jessie Ware, Jack Penate, Florence Welch and many more. Read a statement about the project from Felix in the replies.
Hit the replies to watch The Maccabees playing "Feel To Follow", "First Love" and "Pelican" live at last weekend's T In The Park festival as well as a backstage interview where the band discuss touring North America with Florence and the Machine.
Florence & The Machine has announced a set of North American, Australian and New Zealand tour dates, hit the replies to check out the full schedule. Blood Orange will be the support on all North American and Australian dates.
Watch footage of Florence + the Machine performing at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas in the replies. You can also check out photos from her afterparty here with Mumford & Sons, Glassnote Records, The Temper Trap, Red Bull and others.
Jessie J has been announced as the winner of the "Critic's Choice Award" for next year's BRIT Awards. Previous winner's have included the likes of Ellie Goulding, Florence and The Machine and Adele. The ceremony will take place on February 15th and you can see the video for her debut single, "Do It Like A Dude" in the replies.