Two days ago (June 4) Florence attended “The Other Ball“, a foundation that helps orphaned children to find a loving home. Be sure to check out the charity website in order to found out more about ways to donate! In other news, Florence confirmed at the event the third album and talked about the recording process with NME – you can read the whole article below and under the cut!
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Florence Welch has confirmed that she is working on third Florence + The Machine album.
Speaking last night at The Other Ball in central London, a Mark Ronson-hosted fundraiser for the Arms Around The Child charity, the singer told NME that she would not be performing any new material on the evening “because it’s not ready yet!” When asked if there was new material she smiled and confirmed: “Yeah. Yeah there is.”
“It feels really good, actually,” she said of being back onstage again. “It feels amazing – there’s an amazing choir up there and a harp set up. [It feels like] ‘Oh yeah, this! This is what I do – I’m not hiding in a studio 24 hours a day. It feels good.”
Welch performed two songs at the event, which took place at the One Mayfair venue, in addition to short sets from Lily Allen, Rudimental and Blood Orange. There was also a charity auction to raise money for the organisation, which helps children in the developing world.
Florence Welch made a cameo appearance in the immersive theatre production The Drowned Man in London (March 25). Welch, of Florence And The Machine, made a one-off, unannounced cameo appearance at Temple Studios as part of the cast in Punchdrunk’s production. Posting on Instagram about her performance, Welch wrote: “I learned that when all is dark. Only the moon can show you the way. ThankYou to #punchdrunk for letting me enter your world for the evening. #mrsstanfordlives”. The Drowned Man tells the story of Temple Studios – a crumbling monument to the golden age of film, in which movie stars mingle with hungry young upstarts and those rejected by the studio system attempt to forge a living. The production opened in 2013 and audience members are asked to wear a mask throughout the performance as they weave in and around the performers.
Florence Welch was last seen onstage when she crowdsurfed at Haim’s show at London’s Forum on December 10 last year. She came onto the stage that night at the very end of the band’s set wearing a white Haim T-shirt before jumping into the crowd, followed by bass player Este Haim. Haim supported Florence + The Machine on their UK arena tour at the end of 2012.
According to Evening Standart, Florence has adopted a new cat named “Missus”. Be sure to read the full article below, be aware of cuteness overflow!
She tours all over the world but Florence and the Machine star Florence Welch knows how important it is to come home to a friendly face. The singer, 27, has adopted a cat from Battersea Cats and Dogs Home to keep her company while she works on her new album.
She chose tortoiseshell beauty Missus, who was only taken in by the animal charity last week after her owner could no longer care for her, because of her “friendly” nature. Florence now hopes the four-year-old feline will be the perfect songwriting partner as she works on a follow up to 2011′s critically acclaimed album Ceremonials.
She said: “I decided to rehome a rescue cat because I’m at home quite a lot working on my third album and it will be lovely to have a cat around the house again. “I chose Missus because she was extremely friendly and, straight away, came to sit on my lap where she seemed to make herself very comfortable. “She’ll be a very good writing partner and we’ll probably spend lots of time together.”
Other celebrities to rehome one of Battersea’s cats include comedian Alistair McGowan, presenter Lauren Laverne, children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson.
Camberwell-born Florence admitted she had a hard time selecting her favourite moggy. She said: “I always used to see Battersea on my way to school so it was the first place I thought to go to rehome a cat, the only problem is I want to take them all home!”
Great news everyone! Apparently Florence + the Machine’s Soundtrack “Over the Love” has made it to the Academy Awards longlist for “Best Original Song” alongside 4 other songs from the soundtrack album.
It will be cut down to a shortlist this month (January) and the 86th annual awards ceremony will be held in March!
Florence is featured as a guest on a new EP by COSMO. The songs she’s featured in are “Midnight” and “Swarm” (vocals). It’s available for purchase as vinyl and digital - you can listen to the songs below!
WWW.THISISFAKEDIY.CO.UK – While The Maccabees fans patiently wait for a follow-up to 2012′s ‘Given to the Wild’, the band’s own Felix White has shared some new music of his own, in the form of Cosmo.
He’s released a mini-album/ EP of sorts, coming accompanied with a video for each track, with the likes of Florence Welch and Jack Penate guesting on vocal duties. Jessie Ware, Jamie N Commons and The Maccabees’ Hugo White are also involved.
The EP came together during recording sessions for ‘Given to the Wild’. It’s available digitally, in Rough Trade East London and Brighton’s Resident Music on 10″ vinyl (plus CD, poster and handwritten lyrics).
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On behalf of Radiant Florence Welch, I’d like to wish Florence a happy belated 27th birthday!
WWW.NME.COM: Florence And The Machine’s Florence Welch is seemingly working on new material with musician and producer MNEK.
MNEK, who has previously worked with the likes of Little Mix and Rudimental in addition to providing remixes for the likes of Olly Murs and Tinie Tempah, would seem an unlikely collaborator for Welch, but he revealed via Twitter yesterday (August 14) that he was currently working with the ‘Ceremonials’ singer in the studio.
Welch released her second album ‘Ceremonials’ in October 2011. The follow-up to her 2009 debut ‘Lungs’, the LP debuted at Number One on the UK Albums Chart while the LP’s lead single, ‘Shake It Out’, won the Best Track gong at the NME Awards 2012.
The singer recently contributed a brand new song called ‘Over The Love’ to Jay Z’s official soundtrack to the The Great Gatsby, which you can hear by clicking at the bottom of the page, and has also performed covers of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’.