17 bands that sound exactly the same live as they do on record

As a musician, playing a live show is pretty much your bread and butter. Sure, you go the hard yard trying to record in the studio what you hope to be your masterpiece, but then you have to go out on the road and take that music to the fans. It...

Florence Welch Proves She’s A Boss After Face-Planting In Melbourne

It’s easy to fall for Florence & The Machine frontwoman Florence Welch when you see her perform. Not only does the singer boast some of the most formidable pipes in the business, she’s also relentlessly energetic and theatrical. In fact, it was her animated nature that got her into a...

7 Things We Learnt From Florence and the Machine’s ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’

This Friday, British songstress and all round ethereal being Florence Welch releases her third album under Florence and the Machine; How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. ToneDeaf snuck in a sneak listen and the results are stunning. Here are the things we learnt from How Big How Blue How Beautiful....

Florence + The Machine Goes Heavy Metal

It’s been very quiet on the Florence + The Machine front lately while the powerfully-lunged British songstress continues her music sabbatical, but things are about to get loud. Very loud indeed. A tribute album consisting entirely of metal covers of Florence + The Machine songs is on the way. And...

Best Music Hangover Cures

They say music soothes the savage beast, and what unruly creature is more savage than the splitting headache, queasy stomach, dry throat and drier eyes of an terrible hangover? While it’s often a (very loud) soundtrack of rock, dance, or straight-up party music that gets us all to the dregs...

Females Dominate The UK’s Richest Musicians List In 2012

In case you had any doubt that girls really do run the world, UK singer Adele has topped the ‘Young Musician Rich List’ in Britain’s leading newspaper The Sunday Times this week, leading a list that features an impressive amount of British women leading the charge in the 25th anniversary...

Florence Welch Takes A Year-Long Hiatus From Her Machine

What do you do after you’ve recorded two successful albums, claimed your first UK #1 single and nearly burst your voice-box in concert? Well, if you’re the titular Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine you’re likely to take some time out from the music world to ‘Shake It Out’....

Florence + The Machine

As the minute of their advertised start time struck, ‘The Machine’, a band of eight musicians, took to their many positions on their elegantly designed, art-deco inspired stage. Florence was yet to be seen. The opening soul-driven number “Only If For A Night” triggered a silhouette of the band’s heroine...

Florence + The Machine

The blood curdling collective scream of 10,000 women as the lights went out forecasted the imminent arrival of our British flame-haired siren; and her dramatic entrance did not disappoint as she appeared from behind a translucent curtain, launching into ‘Only If For A Night.’ When describing the start of her...

Josh Homme Joins Florence + The Machine To Cover Johnny Cash

In a match up we never knew we wanted, but desperately want more of now, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine have teamed up to sing a cover of ‘Jackson’, made famous by Johnny Cash and June Carter’s 1963 cover,...

Vivid Live 2012 Lineup Announced Featuring Karen O, Florence & The Machine and more!

The Vivid Live 2012 lineup was announced this morning after weeks of speculation on who might be headlining the critically acclaimed festival. Joining the previously announced Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, and Nico Muhly, will be Karen O and KK Barrett’s psycho opera Stop the Virgens that will do a performances...

Drunk Florence Welch Accidentally Sets Hotel Room On Fire

Ripping your dress, losing your mobile phone, chipping your tooth, setting your hotel room on fire. Sounds like a good night out doesn’t it? That’s exactly the situation British singer Florence Welch found herself in during a recent trip to New York. The Florence and the Machine frontwoman was in...

Katy Perry Nails Florence & The Machine Impersonation

Yep, you read that right. Pop is eating itself with Katy Perry impersonating fellow songstress Florence Welch (of Florence of the Machine) during a sketch on Saturday Night Live. Perry was the guest host for Saturdays show, joining an impressive list of musicians who have also hosted including Elton John,...

Florence And The Machine Australian Tour 2012

Fanning the flames of a fire started just under two years ago, Florence + The Machine are set to ignite stages across the country when they return to Australia & New Zealand in May 2012 for a national arena tour. Following on from the multi-million selling, multi-award winning, global smash...