Florence and the Machine

Let's talk about magic. Because music, at its best, is a kind of magic that lifts you up and take you somewhere else. "I want my music to sound like throwing yourself out of a tree, or off a tall building, or as if you're being sucked down into the ocean and you can't breathe," says Florence Welch. "It's something overwhelming and all-encompassing that fills you up, and you're either going to explode with it, or you're just going to disappear."

Her debut album Lungs was released in 2009 and was at the number 2 position for its first five weeks in the UK chart. The debut single was "Kiss with a Fist". The song was used in the soundtrack of the film Jennifer's Body.

The next single was "Dog Days are Over" followed by "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)" and "Drumming Song". Recently Florence and the Machine filmed a video for her cover of Candi Staton's "You Got The Love" on release in Ireland on November 20th. The Mercury Prize winner Florence continues to pick up accolades with three nominations at this year's Q Awards for Best Album, Breakthrough Artist of The Year and Best Video for Drumming Song.

Florence and The Machine have also been nominated in the Best UK & Ireland New Act in the MTV Europe Music Awards 2009. Following packed out performances at the Oxegen and Electric Picnic festivals Florence returns to Ireland fitting in a trip to Dingle for Other Voices.