PUBLISHED: 12:52 10 January 2011 | UPDATED: 14:29 10 January 2011 By Jonathan Barnes Isabella Summers, originally from Aldeburgh, who is a member of Florence and the Machine. Archant SHE has the nickname “Machine” and her talent for music has produced some outstanding results – including hit singles and a Brit Award-winning album. Isabella Summers, from Aldeburgh, is the songwriting partner of Florence Welch and plays keyboards in the band Florence and The Machine – the title of which was inspired by her nickname.She co-wrote five of the songs on the million-selling Florence and The Machine album Lungs – including the hit Dog Days Are Over – and is working with the singer on its follow-up.The 30-year-old is also preparing to release an EP with her new duo – Ivan Ink ‘N’ Isa.Isabella, who moved to Aldeburgh with her family when she was … [Read more...] about Aldeburgh: Florence and the Machine writer set to release new music
click to enlarge Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock.com Florence + the Machine have announced a North American tour supporting their 2018 album High as Hope that includes a stop at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday, May 24. The show comes almost three years since their last stop in Michigan — also at DTE — when the band toured in support of their 2016 album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. The soaring siren Florence Welch, whose voice is reminiscent of her idols Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks, and Siouxsie Sioux, has enjoyed a successful career full of heartfelt ruminations, nostalgic hymns, and epic anthems. Her bands’ latest effort, High as Hope, followed suit, planting itself among “Best of 2018” lists from Rolling Stone and Billboard. Keeping things fresh, Florence + the Machine released two stand-alone tracks just last month: “Moderation,” a bluesy stomp’n’clap jam with some modern Motown crooning, and a … [Read more...] about Florence + the Machine to kick off Memorial Day weekend with metro Detroit appearance
FLEUR EAST lost out to Ben Haenow in The X Factor final in 2014 and came close to winning again when she reached the I'm A Celebrity 2018 final. Here's everything you need to know about when Fleur first hit our screens and her new single Favourite Thing... Who is Fleur East? Fleur East was born on October 29, 1987. The singer made history when she became the first of The X Factor’s singers to reach number 1 on the iTunes chart while still performing on the competition. She competed on the second series in 2005 as a member of the girl group Addictiv Ladies. In 2012, she launched a solo carer with the record label Strictly Rhythm and nailed collaborations with DJ Fresh and Bassline Smith. Amongst many covers, the Walthamstow native performed her chart-topping remake of single “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson, and gained a cult following from her talent. In 2017 she released her album Love Sax and but sadly she was dropped from her label in that same year. … [Read more...] about Who is Fleur East, what is her new song Favourite Thing about and which year was she on X Factor?
2018 was a memorable year for new music but 2019 could be even better. Here, Jacqui Swift looks at the up-and-coming singers and bands set to be making waves in the industry this year. You heard it here first. Sam Fender FOLLOWING in the footsteps of Adele and Florence + The Machine, Sam claimed this year’s Critics’ Choice award at the Brits. The North Shields lad won the prize ahead of Lewis Capaldi and Mahalia. He was discovered by Ben Howard’s manager when he was working in a bar, age 18. Growing up with a musical father and elder brother, Sam cites Jeff Buckley and Bruce Springsteen among his inspirations and influences. His own songs tackle topics including toxic masculinity, depression and suicide. Play God, Dead Boys and Leave Fast are standout tracks. He told NME: “My favourite writers are great storytellers like Bruce Springsteen. I adore Bruce. "He doesn’t beat around the bush or overcomplicate things.”Freya Ridings YOU might have seen … [Read more...] about Ten new faces of music set to make waves in the charts from Lewis Capaldi to Freya Ridings and Grace Carter
WHILE I Like It When You Sleep launched The 1975 as an arena-filling band – it was their third album that wowed the critics. Already hailed as this era’s OK Computer by Radiohead in the way it dealt with our relationship with the internet and current issues without making judgment. It also covered love, addiction and pretty much everything of concern to modern life. Another long album, although not a double like its predecessor. Singer Matty Healy told SFTW’s media partner Virgin Radio’s Eddy Temple-Morris: “It’s a deeply alternative record but it’s loads of pop songs that sound like they’re drowning. "The whole record at times felt like there was a combination of desperation and hope. “It’s emotional with a happy exterior and a heartbroken interior. “I don’t even express many opinions in this record I just ask loads of questions. "Even in Love It If We Made It — just became this inquiry.” Love It If We … [Read more...] about From The 1975’s hit album to Florence & The Machine and Rod Stewart, we countdown the top 50 albums of 2018 — and which ones to look out for