Florence and the Machine Get Creepy in “Delilah”

Is this how Florence and the Machine celebrate Halloween?

Crazy happening in a seedy motel.

A crazy demon sitting on frontwoman Florence Welch’s chest.

A maybe orgy in a bedroom.

Some sleep-paralysis.

Some seriously cool choreography.

Are we sure that this isn’t a Ryan Murphy production?

Check out Florence and the Machine’s six-minute music video for their latest single, “Delilah.”

“Delilah” joins “Saint Jude,” “What Kind of Man,” and “Ship to Wreck” on the group’s recently released album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

In support of the new album, Florence and the Machine headed out on a Summer tour. Tonight, the group begins their two-day residency at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. The final dates for their United States tour can be seen below.

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE UNITED STATES TOUR DATES

10/21-22 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/24 – Portland, OR @ Portland Memorial Coliseum
10/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/27 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena

Stream Florence and the Machine’s New Album

After months of waiting and several songs hitting the web, Florence + the Machine’s new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is finally available to stream.

It also kind of helps that the record was released today, but for those not able to get to their copy at the moment, you can stream the full record below which features previously released tracks “What Kind of Man,” “St. Jude,” “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” “Third Eye,” “Ship to Wreck,” and “As Far As I Could Get.”

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is the long-awaited follow-up to 2011’s Ceremonials.

Don’t forget, Florence + the Machine will be hitting the road this Spring/Summer for several tour stops which include a lot of music festivals. Check out the complete tour schedule below.

We hope that frontwoman Florence Welch’s foot is a lot better so she can dance around the stage like she’s known to do.

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE 2015 TOUR DATES:

06/05 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
06/09 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/10 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06/14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/19-21 – Scheeßel and Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Hurricane and Southside Festivals
06/24-28 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
06/25-28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
06/27-07/04 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/05 – Lyon, FR @ Théâtre romain de Fourvière
07/16-19 – Benicàssim, ES @ Primavera Sound
07/18 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
07/31-08/01 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/03 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/10-17 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/11-15 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/13-15 – Göteborg, Sweden @ Way Out West
08/14-16 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
09/04-06 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic

Florence and the Machine Perform “What Kind of Man” on ‘ Jools Holland’

Florence and the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch might have been dealt a crappy hand during the first weekend of Coachella when she broke her foot, but that’s not stopping her from putting all her energy into her newly toned down performances.

During Coachella weekend two, the songstress was confined to a stool and a few weeks later, it looks like the stool has become her partner for her live performances.

Last night, Welch and the rest of the band performed on British late night show, Later….with Jools Holland. Welch, who is known for her showmanship, sat on her trusty stool to sing “What Kind of Man.” We can only assume it took all of her energy to remain seated since you can clearly see her bouncing up and down, frantically, to the song.

Watch the performance on the show below.

According to Welch, her broken foot should be healed by the time the band are scheduled to perform at Glastonbury at the end of June. We’re sure she’ll be getting enough rest in the meantime because the band’s schedule seems to be light this Summer.

Their next gig is on May 9 where they will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and then after that, they will have a big break before heading to New York’s Randall’s Island for the Governors Ball.

“What Kind of Man” is the lead single to How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, due out June 2nd.

Listen to Florence and the Machine’s Record Store Day Contribution

While Florence and the Machine were getting ready for their second weekend at Coachella (poor Florence and her broken foot), fans of the band were heading out to independent record stores for Record Store Day where a special vinyl was released with a new track from their upcoming new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Like with every Record Store Day, the record was limited so not everyone was fortunate to get it.

But fear not. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, someone has uploaded the song titled, “As Far As I Could Get,” onto Soundcloud.

Check out the song below.

https://www.soundcloud.com/fatmvenezuela/as-far-as-i-could-get

“As Far As I Could Get” joins previously released songs What Kind of Man,” “St. Jude,” “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” “Third Eye,” and “Ship to Wreck” on the group’s upcoming third studio album due out on June 2.

Florence and the Machine Build a “Ship to Wreck” in New Song

I guess we can call today Welch Wednesday because another new Florence and the Machine song has been released.

It’s been weeks since we got the official music video for “St. Jude” and today Florence Welch and company have unveiled “Ship to Wreck,” the fifth song to be released from their upcoming album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Listen to the upbeat track below which has quickly become one of our favorites.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is scheduled to be released on June 2 through Republic Records and will feature previously released tracks “What Kind of Man,” “St. Jude,” “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” “Third Eye” (which came courtesy of a live show) and now, “Ship to Wreck.”

Florence Welch Channels “St. Jude” in New Video

Florence and the Machine are giving their fans the perfect cure to another dreary Monday; a new music video.

The video is for the track, “St.Jude” which made its debut earlier this month during a London show (fellow new song “Third Eye” also made its debut that night). Now, the video is out and features Welch soaking wet and roaming alone as she sings about the patron saint of lost causes. True, she looks like she could be said saint.

Watch the video below.

The video was directed by Vincent Haycock who directed the video for How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’s lead single “What Kind of Man.” For those who don’t read the captions or descriptions on YouTube, you might miss a very important piece of information; “St. Jude” is the second chapter of the How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful odyssey meaning we could totally be getting a mini movie out of this album.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is set to be released on June 2.  

Florence and the Machine Debut New Songs Live

With the release of Florence and the Machine’s new album still a couple of months away, the group gave fans at a London gig a surprise; a taste of four new songs.

Two of the tracks, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” and “What Kind of Man” already made their debut on the internet when the news hit that the group’s follow-up to 2011’s Ceremonials would be released this year.

During the London show, they introduced two other new songs titled “St. Jude” and “Third Eye.”

Watch all four fan-shot videos below.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful will be released on June 2 through Republic Records

Florence + the Machine Drop New Album Info

After releasing what was believed to be the lead single from their upcoming new record, Florence + the Machine have given fans something to look forward to in the Summer; the name and release date of said album.

The duo’s third studio album will be titled How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, just like the song they released earlier this week. The record will be released on June 2 through Republic Records.

The first official single, as it turns out, is a track titled “What Kind of Man” just like iTunes had “mistakenly” posted on Monday.

Watch the music video which  was directed by Vincent Haycock (he also directed the video for “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”) for “What Kind of Man” below.

The record was produced by Markus Dravs who has a great track record previously working with acts like The Arcade Fire, Coldplay, and Björk.

In a statement about the record, songstress Florence Welch said the following about the producer: “Markus has done a few Arcade Fire albums and he’s done Björk’s Homogenic, which is a huge record for me. And I felt he had that balance of organic and electronic capabilities, managing those two worlds…I wanted to make something that was big but that had a gentleness to it. That had a warmth, that was rooted. I think that’s why we went back more to the live instruments. Something that was band-led almost.”

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is the follow-up to Florence + the Machine’s highly successful 2011 record, Ceremonials. “What Find of Man” is currently available on iTunes while the record can be pre-ordered over at Florence + the Machine’s website.

Florence and the Machine Release New Single, Some New Album Info

Florence and the Machine Share

It’s been several years since Florence + the Machine have released a brand new record full of new songs, and today the duo have remedied that by releasing their new single, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.”

Late last night, rumors began that the “Dog Days” masterminds would be releasing new music very soon after they held a small listening party for friends and industry people to showcase their upcoming third album. iTunes didn’t help squash rumors either when they mistakenly (or maybe not) posted a banner advertising the new album which also included what was believed to be the first single from the record, a track titled “What Kind of a Man.”

As we found out this morning, the song was not the one iTunes had been “advertising.”

Check out the music video for “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” which was directed by Tabitha Denholm and Vincent Haycock.

Thanks to the listening party, fans have also been given the confirmed titles of three other tracks; “Ship to Wreck,” “Caught,” and “Delilah.” We’re still waiting to see if “What Kind of a Man” is an album title or the name of a track as well as the official release date for the record.

The yet-to-be titled record is the follow-up to 2011’s ultra-successful Ceremonials.