Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: Florence + The Machine

Posted in News on November 12, 2020

More than a decade has passed since we first featured Florence + The Machine in the Indie Spotlight. At the time, they had just landed the Critics’ Choice Award at the 2009 Brits and had yet to break one million in record sales. Now, four full-length albums and four tours later, the indie pop-rock band are one of the most critically acclaimed groups to come onto the scene in the new millennium. Their first album, Lungs, was a hit, peaking in the upper regions of charts all over the world and spawning the hit single, “Dog Days Are Over,” which is certified quadruple platinum in the United States. Florence + The Machine’s sophomore effort, Ceremonials, was another platinum-certified success that featured standouts like “Shake It Out” and “Spectrum (Say My Name),” which became their first #1 single in the U.K. fueled by a Calvin Harris remix of the track. Notably, Florence herself also collaborated with Harris on the GRAMMY-nominated dance track, “Sweet Nothing.” Next up for the band was How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful in 2015 and High as Hope in 2018. With six total GRAMMY nods under their belt, four Billboard Hot 100 entries and six projects landing on the Billboard 200, Florence +The Machine have solidified themselves as consistent hitmakers with a distinct sound adored by fans everywhere. The dog days may be over, but Florence + The Machine most certainly are not.

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